Got snow? Tips for safe shoveling

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.

Farmers market on wheels

Two North­eastern alumni are looking to bring fruits and veg­eta­bles to Boston’s neigh­bor­hoods via Fresh Truck, a bus that would be con­verted into a mobile pro­duce shop.

3Qs: Health in America

Katherine Tucker, pro­fessor of nutri­tional epi­demi­ology in the depart­ment of Health Sci­ences and coau­thor of a new text­book on nutri­tion and dis­ease, says that fol­lowing a healthy diet could pre­vent dia­betes, heart dis­ease, and many forms of cancer.

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.

The salamander king

James Mon­aghan, an assis­tant pro­fessor of biology, studies the axolotl sala­mander, which can grow new limbs and parts of its spinal cord.