The second-largest Ebola outbreak on record began in late July 2018 in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Northeastern professor Alessandro Vespignani and his colleagues are working with the WHO to help model and forecast different aspects of the disease.
Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Visceral leishmaniasis causes 20,000 deaths every year, yet many people have never even heard of it. Hopefully, the opening of a new research and treatment center at Chemolingot Hospital will change both of those things.
Northeastern professors Ajay Satpute and Psyche Loui are studying the link between music and social interaction. They're asking whether the brain phenomenon that makes music undesirable to five percent of the population is also what impairs social bonding in people with autism spectrum disorders.
Eye of Newt and Leg of Axolotl: Northeastern University Hosted an International Conference on Salamander ResearchBiology
Northeastern is proud to have hosted the 2019 Salamander Models in Cross-Disciplinary Biological Research Conference.
The European Physical Society awarded the 2019 High Energy and Particle Physics Prize to the CDF and D0 Collaborations for discovering the top quark and its properties. Among those honored are Prof. Emanuela Barberis and Prof. Darien Wood of Northeastern.
Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Marine and Environmental Sciences
Professor Aron Stubbins's research into microplastics provides important insight into the whereabouts of almost eight million metric tons of missing plastic.
Physics professor James Halverson is using data science to tackle tough physics problems like string theory.
Rebecca Shansky is studying how levels of estriadol, an estrogen hormone, affect the treatment of women with PTSD.
Everything from emotion-reading AI to TSA terror threat recognition training relies on the assumption that emotions can be deciphered from basic and universal facial expressions. A new study by Northeastern professor Lisa Feldman Barrett shows that the evidence has always been saying otherwise.
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.