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Researchers find Massachusetts schools are improving food options

North­eastern asso­ciate pro­fessor Jes­sica Hoffman and a team of researchers exam­ined middle and high schools across the com­mon­wealth fol­lowing the imple­men­ta­tion of a statewide nutri­tion bill. Their encour­aging find­ings show the fea­si­bility of making sig­nif­i­cant improve­ments in the com­pet­i­tive foods and bev­er­ages avail­able in schools.

Northeastern ‘Disruptivator’ wants to improve musculoskeletal health

More than 100 mil­lion adults suffer from debil­i­tating mus­cu­loskeletal con­di­tions. Now one North­eastern student—a doctor of phys­ical therapy can­di­date named Lauren Jarmusz—is working to counter the health scourge, cofounding a startup aimed at con­necting people with doc­tors who spe­cialize in the field.

Researchers to address critical need in tracking young students’ progress

With a $1.6 mil­lion grant from the U.S. Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion, North­eastern pro­fes­sors will develop a Web-​​based system that teachers can use to more easily track the progress of chil­dren with emo­tional or behavior disorders.

#TrueNortheastern: From co-​​ops to research, Northeastern ‘presents so many opportunities’

Sam Mount, E’17, will begin a co-​​op next month with Dimen­sion Ther­a­peu­tics, a com­pany ded­i­cated to advancing novel treat­ments for patients living with severe, genetic dis­or­ders asso­ci­ated with the liver. Here, he talks about how co-​​op and research oppor­tu­ni­ties broaden the aca­d­emic experience.

With NIH award, professor aims to ease a ‘bottleneck’ in vaccine development

North­eastern pro­fessor of chem­ical engi­neering Shashi Murthy has received a four-​​year, $1.4 mil­lion award from the National Insti­tutes of Health to develop a novel instru­ment that would auto­mate an impor­tant process used in cre­ating effec­tive vaccines.

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Students explore nanomedicine research on CaNCURE co-​​ops

Stu­dents in the first cohort of an exciting new cancer nanomed­i­cine research co-​​op pro­gram are wrap­ping up their expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­ni­ties, which they say have been nothing short of career-​​defining.

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.

Researchers’ discovery may explain difficulty in treating Lyme disease

A research team led by Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Kim Lewis present in a new paper that they’ve iden­ti­fied drug-​​tolerant per­sister cells in the bac­terium that causes Lyme dis­ease. They also present a promising approach to poten­tially erad­i­cating this and other infections.