Groundbreaking Northeastern research sweeps the globe

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Kim Lewis and his team’s pio­neering research pre­senting a new antibi­otic that kills pathogens without encoun­tering any detectable resis­tance has cap­tured head­lines world­wide and drawn wide­spread praise from the sci­en­tific community.

A new tool in drug overdose prevention

Assis­tant pro­fessor of law and health sci­ences Leo Beletsky was tapped by the Bureau of Jus­tice Assis­tance to lend his exper­tise in devel­oping a new toolkit for law enforce­ment to help them pre­vent drug overdoses.

How culture and history influence vaccination decisions

The rea­sons Eastern Euro­peans have either accepted or steered clear of the HPV vac­cine are com­plex, nuanced, and depend on a variety of soci­etal fac­tors, according to new research North­eastern asso­ciate clin­ical pro­fessor Irina Todorova and her colleagues.

Northeastern awarded NIH grant to study links between contaminants, preterm birth

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.

Does Big Data have the flu?

In response to rev­e­la­tions of fail­ures in the Google Flu Trends’ pre­dic­tive capa­bil­i­ties, North­eastern Uni­ver­sity researchers exam­ined how Big Data can best be uti­lized for sci­en­tific gain in a report pub­lished online on Thursday in the journal Science.

3Qs: The effect of antibiotic resistant bacteria

The Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion recently released a new report on the impact of antibi­otic resis­tant bac­teria on national health. We asked assis­tant pro­fessor Betsy Hirsch to explain its sig­nif­i­cance and what it means for the public.

Blog:  iNSolution

Guest post: Opening up drug discovery for neglected diseases

This post was written by asso­ciate pro­fessor Michael Pol­lastri. Neglected trop­ical dis­eases are a col­lec­tion of infec­tious dis­eases that pri­marily affect the poor in devel­oping nations, and many have extremely […]

Real life is not a clinical trial

Phar­macy grad­uate Nick O’Donnell earned an award at the RISE:2013 expo this spring for his work inves­ti­gating the adverse effects of intra­venous sedatives.

Study: Antibiotics are unique assassins

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.

3Qs: What to know about this year’s flu season

Mark Dou­glass, an asso­ciate clin­ical pro­fessor of phar­macy, dis­cusses how to pro­tect against the flu—which is expe­ri­encing its worst out­break in a decade—and the impor­tance of get­ting a flu vaccine.

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.

Popping in’ on the latest research

From brain com­puter inter­faces to gyro­scopes, the next gen­er­a­tion of health­care tech­nolo­gies have some­thing for everyone — and they’re being devel­oped in North­eastern labs.

Blog:  iNSolution

Variety is the spice of…cognitive function

In Sep­tember I intro­duced you to health sci­ences pro­fessor Katherine Tucker and the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study, a lon­gi­tu­dinal research pro­gram aimed at studying the  rela­tion­ships between stress and […]

School of Pharmacy celebrates 50 years of excellence

Over the weekend, gen­er­a­tions of North­eastern alumni, fac­ulty, staff, uni­ver­sity leaders, and cur­rent stu­dents, came together to com­mem­o­rate the school’s proud his­tory and look for­ward to its bright future.

Global Health Initiative to address neglected tropical diseases

Chem­istry and chem­ical biology pro­fessor Michael Pol­lastri announced the launch of the Inte­grated Ini­tia­tive in Global Health at his Col­lege of Sci­ence Col­lo­quium talk last Friday.

Healthy support for city’s Puerto Rican community

A new ini­tia­tive by Carmen Sceppa, asso­ciate pro­fessor of health sci­ences, aims to improve the health of Boston’s Puerto Rican com­mu­nity, which suf­fers dis­pro­por­tion­ately from ail­ments such as heart dis­ease and diabetes.

For entrepreneurs, health sciences provide challenges, opportunity

The Health Sci­ences Entre­pre­neurs, an alumni group ded­i­cated to fos­tering entre­pre­neur­ship in the rapidly evolving world of health care, hosted its annual spring panel on Thursday evening.

Northeastern’s new health van expands community care

The Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences held a cer­e­mony Thursday to inau­gu­rate its new Health and Well­ness Van, which stu­dents and fac­ulty use to serve the com­mu­nity by pro­viding clin­ical screen­ings and health edu­ca­tion to local residents.

3Qs: Are cigarette warning labels effective?

This summer, the U.S. Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion unveiled graphic new cig­a­rette warning labels that will be required to appear on pack­ages starting next year. We talked to law pro­fessor Richard Day­nard, the pres­i­dent of the School of Law’s Public Health Advo­cacy Insti­tute and chair of its Tobacco Prod­ucts Lia­bility Project, about the effec­tive­ness of warning labels and a law­suit chal­lenging the new labels’ legality.