Network scientist Alessandro Vespignani, who studies the spread of diseases, explains the pandemic potential of the emerging H7N9 bird flu and why it’s different from past strains.
Industrial engineering major Kendall Sanderson studies how to use systems engineering to streamline the healthcare industry.
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.
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.
At a town-hall meeting Tuesday night, a committee charged with exploring a campus-wide smoking policy fielded questions and provided important information ahead of its final recommendations expected later this semester.
A leading advocacy group in Massachusetts will begin naming an annual leadership award in honor of John Auerbach, director of the university’s Institute on Urban Health Research.
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.
In recent years, the notion that there is a single mechanism by which antibiotics wipe out bacteria has permeated the field of microbiology. Now, new research from professor Kim Lewis and his team questions that hypothesis.
New research from pharmaceutical sciences professor Richard Deth suggests a regulatory role for a well-known enzyme, and it may be impaired in autism.
In a randomized clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health, assistant professor Christina Lee will study the impact of motivational interviewing on alcohol problems in Boston’s Latino community.
At the world’s largest science conference, Northeastern scholars urged interdisciplinary communication to develop solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
A major blizzard is bearing down on the Atlantic Coast. What better time, then, to brush up on proper shoveling technique? Lift heavy snow with your legs and keep the shovel close to your body, says Alycia Markowski, an associate clinical professor in the Department of Physical Therapy.