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Northeastern Professor Granted $5.5 Million by NIH

Northeastern biologist Kim Lewis has received a $5.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate why antibiotics are not effective for certain infectious diseases. The five-year project, part of the NIH Director’s Transformative Program (T-R01), will focus on three types of disease-producing bacteria to determine how dormant subpopulations of these microorganisms […]

Robotic Bee-Havior

A Northeastern University neurobiologist will bring his expertise in animal robotics to a five-year, $10 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Expeditions research project to develop robobees that mimic the communal feeding behavior of bee colonies. Biology professor Joseph Ayers will collaborate with a team of researchers from Harvard University to develop micro flying robots with […]

Discovery Connection

An initiative developed by members of Northeastern’s mathematics and science faculty that will promote interest in those subjects among college and high-school students by connecting them to research has garnered a five-year, $1.98 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Northeastern mathematicians, physicists and biologists will connect with first- and second-year Northeastern students to […]

Examining the Sound Patterns of World Languages

To better understand the human capacity for language, Northeastern psychology professor Iris Berent is searching for common sound patterns—simple syllables like “ba”—that are universally preferred across all human languages. This research into language patterns is being funded by a $1 million grant that Berent transferred with her when she moved to Northeastern from her previous […]