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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.