As flu season approaches, the debate about whether to get the flu shot begins anew. Jennifer Kirwin, associate clinical professor in the Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences, provides a primer on the science behind the vaccine.
What would happen if hazardous biological research accidentally escaped the lab? Alessandro Vespignani, a Northeastern professor and world-renowned statistical physicist, conducted a computational experiment to find out.
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.