The United Nations General Assembly recently convened a special session on drugs, marking its first meeting on the topic since 1998. We asked Northeastern drug policy expert Leo Beletsky, who spoke at one of the session’s side events, to reflect on the historic meeting and the future of drug policy reform.
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Picture this: A sensor the size of two matchsticks side-by-side that can detect a bacterial infection in two minutes flat. It would quickly enable health-care providers to administer an antibiotic that targets the specific bug rather than a broad-spectrum drug that could be hit-or-miss. That describes the mind-boggling research project that Daniel Ostberg, E’20, displayed in Innovation Alley at RISE:2016.
Maura Iversen, professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences, will launch a study to assess the physical activity levels of Swedish children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis—the most common form of arthritis in children under 17.
In recognition of its forward-thinking approach to food, Northeastern Dining was invited to join the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative, which promotes interdisciplinary research and practice to offer healthier, more sustainable menus in dining halls across the country.
Through Northeastern’s population health doctoral program, Cassidy Griffin combines her doctoral studies with research at MEDITECH, a Massachusetts-based health information company. In so doing, she is learning how to conduct both discovery– and innovation-driven research on how population health and data analytics can help organizations improve efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare delivery.
Here are five tips from Northeastern dietitian Christine Clark, including one in which she explains why it’s a good practice not to eat in front of the TV or computer screen.
We’ve all seen them—and perhaps been them—that person meandering through campus, eyes fixed on their phone rather than enjoying the world around them. Mariya Shiyko, assistant professor of applied psychology, offers tips on helping you conquer your reliance on social media and technology.
Philip Larese-Casanova, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering who studies the chemical processes of water pollutants, examines the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
In the first installment of our series on how to keep your New Year’s resolutions, Northeastern alumna Sarah Gaines, the founder of Fit University, offers up five pointers for building a fitter physique in 2016.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday delivered the final State of the Union address of his two-term presidency. To provide analysis of the president’s remarks, we turned to professor Nick Beauchamp, an expert on U.S. politics and political methodology who has developed a new method to visualize the language and themes of political speeches.
Groundbreaking scientific research published earlier this year by Northeastern researchers and their colleagues topped the list of the 100 scientific articles receiving the most media buzz and online attention in 2015, according to the London-based company Altmetric.
Beth Stevens, BPH’93, discovered a key function of microglia, a lesser-known type of brain cell, that is prompting a shift in thinking about brain development in healthy states as well as in neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.