A firestorm erupted this week in response to the pharmaceutical company Mylan’s sharp increase in the price of its EpiPen, a life-saving treatment for severe allergic reactions. The company quickly backtracked, announcing a rebate plan. Here, three Northeastern faculty members—pharmacist Tayla Rose, healthcare finance expert Steven Pizer, and health policy researcher Gary Young—explain the clinical, economic, and policy implications of the controversy.
A robust alumni network, faculty research on Zika, and colorful walkways are among our selections of tweets about the Northeastern community this week.
Professor and post-disaster recovery expert Daniel Aldrich discusses this week’s earthquake in Italy, what the country has and hasn’t done to protect itself against seismic activity, and what it will take for the affected communities to heal.
Gawker.com, the flagship site of Gawker Media, published its final piece Monday, Aug. 22. Here, Dan Kennedy, associate professor in the School of Journalism, weighs in on the implications of the gossip site’s shuttering, the “troubling” mechanics behind the suit that served as its demise, and what the future may hold for independent media organizations.
New research from Northeastern psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett shows that our beliefs about how farm animals are raised—whether on “factory farms” or in more humane conditions—can shape our meat-eating experience, from how we think it smells and tastes to how much we’d be willing to pay for it. “We show that what you feel very directly influences not only how you interpret what you see but also very literally what you see,” Barrett said.
Haris N. Koutsopoulos believes that our ability to predict the future has the potential to enable various innovations in public transit. The short-term future, that is. Is a subway station or […]
A discovery by a research team led by Northeastern’s Paul Champion upends the understanding held for centuries of protons’ behavior. The researchers—using an ultrafast pulsed laser system designed at Northeastern—have revealed that protons actually tunnel through thermodynamic barriers rather than travel over them. Science magazine, struck by the results, highlighted the research in its “Editor’s Choice” column.
Over the past week, Donald Trump has expressed regret for some of his caustic comments and reshuffled his campaign staff, fueling a theory that he’s laying the groundwork to build a media empire to rival Fox News. Dan Urman, a political science and public policy expert, discusses the recent campaign moves and how the attention to Trump’s “brand” may be a win for the candidate, regardless of November’s outcome.
Two of the most unique—and potentially revolutionary—games of all-time were released this summer, in “Pokémon Go” and “No Man’s Sky.” The seemingly very different games share a striking similarity that says a lot about the future of the gaming industry. Here, Casper Harteveld, assistant professor of game design, explains why.
The Justice Department will be phasing out the use of private prisons, citing safety concerns as well as their lack of rehabilitative services. We asked Natasha Frost, a mass incarceration expert, to explain how this directive might affect for-profit prisons at the state level and whether the presidential election could impact the DOJ’s new policy.
A new partnership between Northeastern and GE, #iheartcoop, and faculty research were among our selections of tweets about the Northeastern community this week.
Red Bull Flugtag, a demonstration in aviation experimentation, is coming to Boston Saturday. Here are five things you need to know about this unique event, including some quirky facts about the Northeastern team that will be competing as well as its flying hot dog. That’s right…flying hot dog.