Northeastern biology professor Javier Apfeld can extend the lifespan of a worm by manipulating how its brain processes information. Now he wants to know why.
Behavioral Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology
Northeastern graduates work at the upstart company Outcomes4Me, where they’re developing a mobile app that delivers personalized treatment information to people with breast cancer.
Behavioral Neuroscience, Biology
Claire Celestin, a fifth-year behavioral neuroscience student at Northeastern, is the recipient of a Marshall Scholarship.
Rebecca Shansky's research into sex as a biological variable is helping to overturn Victorian-era stereotypes that limit not only the women they target, but all scientific research.Learn More
A Microscopic Structure Could Make Drugs More Effective in the Fight Against Cancer, Genetic Disorders, and Viral InfectionsBiochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Led by associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology Ke Zhang, researchers at Northeastern helped design a polymer that can carry drugs targeting genetic diseases around the body.
Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Marine Science Center
Northeastern professor H. William Detrich, a leader of an international collaboration that has recently sequenced the genome of the blackfin icefish.
Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychology
Studies show that sitting too much can raise your risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. But getting up to walk around your block, dance to your favorite song, or do chores around your house could vastly improve your health and increase your brain function. That’s the message of the new physical fitness guidelines issued by the federal government […]
Researchers at Northeastern have found that one of the basic assumptions used in disease modeling simply isn’t realistic. Now they’re looking at how epidemics travel through various layers of a population in order to find a better way to track a disease.
Exercise is good for your health. We all know that. But here's a news flash: 150-300 minutes of it per week can give you better and longer sleep, help with depression and anxiety and even lead to better brain function in children, according to a new report.