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The fight against cancer, one fruit fly at a time

Pio­neering cancer researcher Ross Cagan, the keynote speaker at Northeastern’s Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series on Thursday, described how his lab is using fruit flies to deter­mine per­son­al­ized treat­ment for patients.

3Qs: Big tobacco firm faces big payout

A $23.6 bil­lion ver­dict against tobacco com­pany R.J. Reynolds is set to change the land­scape of tobacco lit­i­ga­tion. Here, pro­fessor Richard Day­nard, the chair of the School of Law’s Tobacco Prod­ucts Lia­bility Project, lends his exper­tise to explain the con­se­quences of the case.

How culture and history influence vaccination decisions

The rea­sons Eastern Euro­peans have either accepted or steered clear of the HPV vac­cine are com­plex, nuanced, and depend on a variety of soci­etal fac­tors, according to new research North­eastern asso­ciate clin­ical pro­fessor Irina Todorova and her colleagues.

A toolkit for a healthier population

North­eastern has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foun­da­tion to develop a com­pre­hen­sive user’s guide for population-​​based health met­rics, which can be applied to national pay­ment reform and pre­ven­ta­tive care efforts.

Healthcare gets organized

North­eastern last week con­vened an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of national experts to dis­cuss cutting-​​edge research and method­olog­ical break­throughs in health­care orga­ni­za­tion and man­age­ment science.