What do hospitals do for their communities?

Pro­fessor Gary Young and his col­leagues at North­eastern are the first in the nation to ana­lyze hos­pi­tals’ com­mu­nity ben­e­fits prac­tices, which are inti­mately linked with their tax-​​exempt status.

Kryptonite for cancer cells

In a new paper, Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Man­soor Amiji and his col­lab­o­ra­tors present a drug-​​delivery system they believe can specif­i­cally target only tumors and turn off the cancer cells’ “super­powers” that allow them to grow uncontrollably.

Targeted drug delivery researcher earns lifetime achievement award

Vladimir Torchilin, Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of phar­ma­ceu­tical sci­ences, has earned a life­time achieve­ment award for his out­standing con­tri­bu­tions to the field of tar­geted drug delivery.

3Qs: What to know about this year’s flu season

Mark Dou­glass, an asso­ciate clin­ical pro­fessor of phar­macy, dis­cusses how to pro­tect against the flu—which is expe­ri­encing its worst out­break in a decade—and the impor­tance of get­ting a flu vaccine.

Validation for flu prediction

In 2009, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity net­work sci­en­tist Alessandro Vespig­nani devel­oped a com­pu­ta­tional model that pre­dicted the spread of the H1N1 virus. Three years later, new studies show that these pre­dic­tions were highly accurate.

Northeastern researcher elected president of the Complex Systems Society

Alessandro Vespig­nani, the Stern­berg Family Dis­tin­guished Uni­ver­sity Pro­fessor of physics, com­puter sci­ence and health sci­ences, believes that com­plex sys­tems sci­ence has the poten­tial to solve real-​​world challenges.

Popping in’ on the latest research

From brain com­puter inter­faces to gyro­scopes, the next gen­er­a­tion of health­care tech­nolo­gies have some­thing for everyone — and they’re being devel­oped in North­eastern labs.

Technology to improve health care

Northeastern’s new doc­toral pro­gram in per­sonal health infor­matics — the first of its kind in the nation — will pre­pare stu­dents for researching and devel­oping new tech­nolo­gies that can have a global impact on healthcare.