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Explore the leading research, publications, honors, and awards from Northeastern University

Since 2006, Northeastern University has dramatically expanded its research enterprise, with particular emphasis on three global imperatives: health, security and sustainability. Working intentionally across disciplines, Northeastern faculty members are focused on solving real problems in the world. NGN Research tells the stories of these important accomplishments.

Honors & Awards

Grants, fellowships, awards and other honors that recognize and support innovative research and world-class teaching.


Groundbreaking, inspiring research and scholarly work, including journal articles and books, published across disciplines.

Conferences & Events

Academic conferences convened by Northeastern faculty, and academic conferences where Northeastern faculty play key roles.


August 29, 2023

America’s unique, enduring gun problem, explained

The factors that lead to tragedies like the UNC-Chapel Hill shooting are deeply ingrained in US politics, culture, and law.

August 24, 2023

Common food additive found in ice cream, sauces and microwave meals may raise risk of health problems in children if eaten during pregnancy, study warns

Researchers found that giving pregnant or nursing mice water with emulsifiers resulted in their offspring having mild physical and mental health issues, such as intended weight loss and anxiety.

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August 25, 2023

How to write a bestseller

Danielle Steel’s bestselling novels and the intriguing phenomenon of bestsellers in publishing.

August 16, 2023

With some tech savvy, you can disconnect your robot vacuum from the cloud

Dennis Giese, a Northeastern University PhD student, highlights concerns about data privacy and potential breaches.

August 15, 2023

Meta’s AI agents learn to move by copying toddlers

In a groundbreaking simulation, researchers at Northeastern University, McGill University, and the University of Twente have showcased the remarkable capabilities of the MyoSuite 2.0 platform.

August 14, 2023

What one school’s fight to eliminate PFAS says about Indian Country’s ‘forever chemical’ problem

As the United States begins to crack down on PFAS contamination, Indigenous communities are getting left behind.

July 27, 2023

Changing Meta’s algorithms did not help US political polarization, study finds

Study of Facebook and Instagram data from 2020 election shows chronological lists had no measurable impact on polarization.

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July 27, 2023

New study shows just how Facebook’s algorithm shapes conservative and liberal bubbles

The studies published on Thursday offer no easy answers to the debate that has raged since the 2016 election over the relationship between social media platforms and political polarization.

July 27, 2023

Deep dive into Meta’s algorithms shows that America’s political polarization has no easy fix

The world’s leading social media researchers has published studies that look at the relationship between the algorithms used by Facebook and Instagram and America’s widening political divide.