Jean McGuire, a professor of the practice in the Department of Health Sciences, will deliver remarks in honor of the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act.
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.
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.
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 assistant professor Sara Wylie attended the first-ever White House Maker Faire, where she presented grassroots science tools developed by Public Lab, the nonprofit she co-founded in 2010.
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.
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.
People tend to adopt risky behaviors after getting vaccinated against transmissible diseases, but how does this behavior affect the spread of infections? In new research, Northeastern faculty are taking a closer look.
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.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said on Wednesday that many of his public health initiatives have required taking political risks in order to improve residents’ lives.
Local and national healthcare leaders convened at a kick-off event for a new Northeastern program aimed at integrating oral health into overall healthcare practice and education.
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 […]
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.
Climate change may impact the incidence and severity of a toxic species of algae, according to research by recent environmental studies graduate Ashley Cryan.
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.
When the Human Genome Project wrapped in 2003, we assumed this ginormous data set would provide the much needed parts-list to fill in the blanks of human health and disease. […]
Professors and students in the School of Pharmacy provided blood-pressure screenings and health education to Boston-area residents as part of a larger national health initiative.
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.
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.
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.
From brain computer interfaces to gyroscopes, the next generation of healthcare technologies have something for everyone — and they’re being developed in Northeastern labs.
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 […]
The well-known consumer advocate, who spoke at Northeastern on Wednesday, urged students to challenge the status quo.
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.
Nearly two dozen students participated in a Dialogue of Civilizations program in Australia to learn about mental health and health psychology.
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.
A study by psychology professor Rich Melloni examines the neurobiology behind the aggressive side effects of adolescent exposure to antidepressant drugs.
Chris Bosso, associate dean of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, explains the significance of a new journal article questioning the safety of herbicide-resistant corn.
A pair of students will spend the next year addressing healthcare disparities in underserved communities.
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.
Three Northeastern student-researchers have developed a screening chip that uses nanoparticles to detect colorectal cancer earlier than ever before.
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.
Michael Pollastri, associate professor of chemistry, discusses the magnitude of the problem surrounding neglected tropical diseases and why the global community needs to take notice.
Adolescents who express uncertainty about living past young adulthood are significantly more likely than optimistic individuals to face harsh socioeconomic realities more than a decade later, according to a new […]
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.
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.