Rebecca Shansky is studying how levels of estriadol, an estrogen hormone, affect the treatment of women with PTSD.
James Monaghan, associate professor of biology at Northeastern, is studying the axolotl, a type of salamander native to Mexico because of its ability to regrow lost or injured body parts. Monaghan hopes that ability might one day be transferable to humans.
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.
Marine and Environmental Sciences
Northeastern alum Alexandra Doudera got inspiration for her senior capstone project while studying abroad in Chile. That capstone was the catalyst for Saltwater Classroom.
Harlan Lane, who helped establish the American Sign Language Program at Northeastern, will be remembered for being a tireless champion and advocate for the Deaf community. He died on July 13, at 82 years old.
Two projects by Northeastern students, designed to help astronauts Mars, will be on display at the Museum of Science this weekend. One group of students has built a drill to extract water from beneath the planet’s surface. The other group built a rover to accompany and assist astronauts as they work.
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.
Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Marine and Environmental Sciences
The pigments in the skin of cephalopods, including squid, octopus, and cuttlefish, can absorb ultraviolet radiation. Researchers in Northeastern’s Biomaterials Design Group are studying these animals to find ways to create new, environmentally friendly sunscreen.