Public health law expert Wendy Parmet recently co-authored an article in the New England Journal of Medicine exploring the evolving landscape of vaccination policy. Here, she discusses what could come from a recently adopted law in California.
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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.
Staying in shape this summer doesn’t have to cost a fortune with these free fitness classes around Boston.
The once 75-foot-high snow pile hovering over the Seaport District brings the issue of surface-water pollutants into plain view, says Northeastern associate professor Ferdi Hellweger.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Opioid overdose kills some 25,000 people per year in the U.S—or 68 people per day. One way to reduce the nation’s number of opioid-related deaths, says Northeastern drug policy expert Leo Beletsky, is to equip police with naloxone, the opioid antagonist.
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.