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Groundbreaking Northeastern research sweeps the globe

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Kim Lewis and his team’s pio­neering research pre­senting a new antibi­otic that kills pathogens without encoun­tering any detectable resis­tance has cap­tured head­lines world­wide and drawn wide­spread praise from the sci­en­tific community.

A new tool in drug overdose prevention

Assis­tant pro­fessor of law and health sci­ences Leo Beletsky was tapped by the Bureau of Jus­tice Assis­tance to lend his exper­tise in devel­oping a new toolkit for law enforce­ment to help them pre­vent drug overdoses.

Big Data, innovative research

An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary group of North­eastern fac­ulty and stu­dents led inter­ac­tive demos and pre­sen­ta­tions show­casing research projects that leverage Big Data at the university’s sixth Pop Up Open Lab Expe­ri­ence and Recep­tion on Monday.

New research offers hope in treating sleeping sickness

The neglected trop­ical dis­ease affects tens of thou­sands of people and is mostly fatal. Now, new research co-​​authored by North­eastern chem­istry pro­fessor Michael Pol­lastri has iden­ti­fied hun­dreds of chem­ical com­pounds that could lead to a cure.

Ask the entrepreneur: 3Qs with Nightingale Apps

Tiffany Kelley, MS/MBA’08, rec­og­nized a need for better tools to help nurses and improve patient care. Here, she shares her inspi­ra­tion for cre­ating her busi­ness and how North­eastern has helped her along the way.

Free flu shots at annual health fair

On Wednesday, North­eastern will host the annual Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences Health Fair and Flu Clinic, where stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff can get free flu vac­cines, donate blood, and receive infor­ma­tion about a range of health and well­ness topics.

Health professionals talk experiences on front lines of Ebola outbreak

During a keynote address at North­eastern on Tuesday, an epi­demi­ol­o­gist at Boston Med­ical Center who has admin­is­tered care to Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, noted that more help is needed in Africa to pro­vide health­care ser­vices, adding that “We need help with everything.”

A promising alternative to medical marijuana

Assis­tant pro­fessor of phar­macy Ganesh Thakur has received a $2.4 mil­lion grant from the National Insti­tutes of Health to con­tinue his ground­breaking work to create a novel class of com­pounds to treat glaucoma.

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.

Take 5: Pharmacy student leads the way

Lucy West, BHS’15, PharmD’16, was recently elected National President-​​elect of Amer­ican Phar­ma­cists Asso­ci­a­tion – Academy of Stu­dent Phar­ma­cists. It’s the latest example of her lead­er­ship and involve­ment in a range of impres­sive campus and pro­fes­sional activities.

3Qs: Banking on the body

Are body prod­ucts like blood, milk, and sperm mar­ketable com­modi­ties, gifts to help others, or both? Kara Swanson, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of law with exper­tise in the his­tory of sci­ence and med­i­cine, explains the ori­gins and con­se­quences of the debate in her new book “Banking on the Body.”

New experiential master’s program aligns talent with high-​​demand industries

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has launched a new master’s degree pro­gram with a built-​​​​in expe­ri­en­tial learning com­po­nent, specif­i­cally designed for pro­fes­sionals who want to tran­si­tion into high-​​​​growth indus­tries, but do not have […]

Students get hands-​​on training in simulation lab

Since opening seven months ago, the Arnold S. Gold­stein Sim­u­la­tion Lab­o­ra­to­ries Suite in the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences has helped pre­pare under­grad­u­ates for co-​​op and careers through prac­tical diag­nostic exercises.

Does your healthcare provider know you?

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity soci­ol­o­gist Tim­othy Hoff has found that the health­care system’s emphasis on effi­ciency and tech­nology has made it much more trans­ac­tional and impersonal.