Researchers find prescription drug benefit did not save money for Medicare

A research team led by Becky Briesacher, an asso­ciate pro­fessor in the School of Phar­macy, has dis­proved a belief that Medicare Part D impacts health out­comes and pro­vides cost-​​offsets in other med­ical services.

Take 5: Facts you may not know about ‘Old Ironsides’

Unde­feated, unmatched, and unfor­get­table, the USS Con­sti­tu­tion, which is under­going a two-​​year restora­tion, is the ulti­mate achieve­ment of 18th cen­tury tech­nology says Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of His­tory William Fowler.

Community betterment drives students’ affordable housing design

A group of grad­uate stu­dents in Northeastern’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs used their cap­stone project to design an afford­able housing devel­op­ment for the bet­ter­ment of one Boston community.

When curiosity leads to improved bikes, boogie boards, and Batsuits

For North­eastern asso­ciate vice provost for cur­riculum Katherine Ziemer, ques­tions like “why” and “what if” are the ulti­mate cat­a­lysts for solving prob­lems and making dis­cov­eries. To answer those ques­tions, she turns to the smallest unit of matter: the atom.

Northeastern alumni play integral role in Warriors’ run to NBA Finals

Alumni Keke Lyles, BHS’11, and Michael Ron­carati, BHS’11,—two key mem­bers of the Golden State War­riors’ per­for­mance staff—share what it’s been like to help the team secure its first NBA Finals appear­ance in 40 years. The cham­pi­onship series tips off Thursday night, with the War­riors taking on the Cleve­land Cavaliers.

Researchers pinpoint epicenter of brain’s predictive ability

In recent years, sci­en­tists have dis­cov­ered that the human brain works on pre­dic­tions, con­trary to the pre­vi­ously accepted theory that it reacts to out­side sen­sa­tions. Now, in a paper pub­lished in Nature, Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor Lisa Feldman Bar­rett has reported finding the epi­center of those predictions.

Northeastern hosts DC briefing on urban coastal sustainability

The uni­ver­sity, in part­ner­ship with U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, held a briefing on Capitol Hill last week where experts dis­cussed crit­ical research and policy issues focused on pro­tecting marine ecosystems.