Healthcare entrepreneurs share secrets to success

Leaders of flour­ishing health­care com­pa­nies shared their suc­cess sto­ries on Thursday evening at an annual event hosted by the Health Sci­ences Entre­pre­neurs, an alumni group ded­i­cated to fos­tering entre­pre­neur­ship in the health­care field.

Nasal treatment targets Parkinson’s disease at its roots

Phar­ma­ceu­tical sci­ences pro­fessor Bar­bara Waszczak and grad­uate stu­dent Brendan Harmon devised an intranasal gene therapy that tar­gets the under­lying cause of Parkinson’s dis­ease, not just its symptoms.

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.