A team led by Northeastern professor Alessandro Vespignani responded to a “call to arms” to model the spread of the Zika virus, revealing the disparity between the number of reported cases and the number of projected cases of this largely asymptomatic disease. The results will help countries in the Americas plan a response.
Beth Stevens, BPH’93, discovered a key function of microglia, a lesser-known type of brain cell, that is prompting a shift in thinking about brain development in healthy states as well as in neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.
Throughout Northeastern’s School of Pharmacy, researchers are making progress in solving a range of pressing health challenges.
Northeastern professor of chemical engineering Shashi Murthy has received a four-year, $1.4 million award from the National Institutes of Health to develop a novel instrument that would automate an important process used in creating effective vaccines.
Northeastern University has received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a new center designed to advance nursing scientists’ research and effective technology interventions for improving self-care and self-management for America’s older adults.
Northeastern University has received a five-year, $13.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health to continue its interdisciplinary, multi-university investigation into the complex relationship between environmental contamination and preterm birth.
A new policy from the National Institutes of Health will require all biomedical research funded by the NIH to be gender balanced. Here, Rebecca Shanksy, an assistant professor of psychology whose research is focused in this space, discusses the implications of the decision.
Alan Guttmacher, director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, discussed the future implications of the Human Genome Project with a score of Northeastern students and researchers.
Backed by a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, physics professor Alain Karma is part of a research team studying how a particular class of gene mutations in humans significantly increases the risk of sudden cardiac arrest by disturbing the heart’s electrical signaling.
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.
Griffin Rodgers, director of the Institute for Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, says that cases of Type 2 diabetes began to rapidly increase in the 1970s.
Director of Northeastern’s Antimicrobial Discovery Center elected to the American Academy of Microbiology on the strength of his research achievements