Northeastern University

Northeastern University, (NU) is a private research and education institution established in 1898 and located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. Northeastern University has a unique integrative education approach offering undergraduate degrees, master's degrees and doctoral degrees. NU is considered one of the best Internship/Career universities in the USA offering its students hands on practicums in Fortune 500 Companies. The School of Architecture, School of Engineering, Health Sciences and Law are noted as exceptional among universities. NU's Scientific Computation Center, Antimicrobial Center, Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems are among NU's 28 research institutes. A specific media contact or page for reporters is not available.

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The potential pandemic

In 2011, scientists successfully engineered a lethal avian flu virus to be transmissible between birds as well as mammals and possibly humans. The novel virus, a genetically engineered variation of H5N1 avian influenza, sparked ...

Nov 29, 2013
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When healthy habits become risky business

"When people take precautionary measures, their behavior often changes as a result," said Ravi Sundaram, an associate professor in the College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University. For example, people ...

Jan 22, 2014
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The stressed out brain

Clinical studies of adolescents suffering from depression have shown an interesting connection between early life stress and the immune system. "Those who have experienced childhood trauma and adversity tend to have higher ...

Nov 08, 2013
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Engineering prosthetic voices

"Never heard me before." That's what William, a 9-year-old boy with a speech-language disorder, said the first time he used the prosthetic voice that Northeastern associate professor Rupal Patel made just for him.

Dec 10, 2013
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Take 5: How to beat the heat

Your smartphone's weather app informs you of the impending heat wave and yet you refuse to skip your daily five-mile runs through downtown Boston. You've just spent the balance of the day studying at the park and now you're ...

Jul 10, 2014
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Chipping away at cancer

(Medical Xpress) -- In the last two decades, the number of deaths from col­orectal cancer has steadily declined, according to the Amer­ican Cancer Society. While some of the decrease can be attrib­uted to better ...

Jun 25, 2012
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