California’s Department of Public Health announced that a child contracted the plague after visiting Yosemite National Park in July, the third reported case this year. With the plague’s recent return to the news, we took a look at some myths and truths about the centuries-old disease.
Researchers at Northeastern’s MoBS Lab utilized a public transit model to depict how a hypothetical pandemic can spread across the world. The Epidemic Rapid Transit Map is on display at the New York Hall of Science, beginning today.
Northeastern University network scientists have found a way to connect diseases based on their shared molecular interactions, a remarkable step in understanding human diseases.
Northeastern University faculty from multiple disciplines bring their expertise to the Ebola crisis.
From studying the physics of a heartbeat to designing new cardiac disease detection methods, these five researchers have the heart on the brain.
A few years ago chemistry and chemical biology professor Mike Pollastri met a researcher name Larry Ruben at a conference. Ruben was presenting a poster on an enzyme that is […]
Since you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably heard of network science and big data by now. It’s the field of research in which scientists leverage the amazing amounts of data […]
Rebeca Rosengaus, an associate professor of biology, says insects such as mosquitoes could transmit diseases to humans.
Today I met a pretty awesome person (who looks uncannily like my uncle). Professor of pharmaceutical sciences Ban-An Khaw is an immunology guy, or at least that’s how he classified […]
Targeted drug delivery is a hot topic these days. Chemotherapy, for example, blindly kills anything in its path — these drugs don’t distinguish between healthy cells and cancerous cells; they […]
The library has an awesome new exhibit up called “Places & Spaces: Mapping Science.” They’ve got dozens of maps describing a variety of scientific concepts and trends, like one spider […]
Mansoor Amiji, distinguished professor and chair of pharmaceutical sciences, tracks the drug discovery process, and analyzes how the pursuit of ‘blockbuster’ drugs compares to treating patients with rare illnesses