Health fair targets flu season

Wednesday’s 7th annual Bouvé Health Fair and Flu Clinic will fea­ture free flu shots and health screen­ings as well as prizes for some 250 stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff.

Global ecology as the next grand strategy

Retired Marine Colonel Mark Myk­leby said at a lec­ture at North­eastern on Tuesday that the nation’s biggest problem is global unsus­tain­ability and it will take behav­ioral change, not national strategy, to fix it.

A storm in our veins

New assis­tant pro­fessor Eno Ebong studies the effect of mechan­ical flow on the vas­cular system with the hope of finding new tar­gets for pre­venting, diag­nosing, or treating vas­cular disease.

Mouth matters

A new pro­gram designed by Maria Dolce, an asso­ciate pro­fessor in the School of Nursing, aims to pro­mote oral health care while pre­venting disease.

Local bioterrorism as a potential global threat

In new research, net­work sci­en­tist Alessandro Vespig­nani and his team show through com­pu­ta­tional mod­eling that a hypo­thet­ical attack involving smallpox may spread to two or four coun­tries before the first cases are ever diagnosed.

Love that clean water

On Sat­urday, civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering pro­fessor Ferdi Hell­weger par­tic­i­pated in the first com­mu­nity swim of Boston’s Charles River in more than half a century.

A wiring diagram for disease

Baruch Barzel, a post­doc­toral researcher in world-​​renowned net­work sci­en­tist Albert-​​László Barabási’s lab, has worked out a method for map­ping the inter­ac­tions between cel­lular com­po­nents, moving the team a step closer in its quest to under­stand, pre­dict, and con­trol disease.