As the Zika virus continues its inexorable spread, a panel of faculty members discussed how they—and by extension we—can be part of the global solution.
The mayor of Ithaca, New York, last week, announced a plan to open sites where heroin users can safely inject the drug under medical supervision. Assistant professor Leo Beletsky thinks the idea isn’t that far-fetched, saying “We need innovative interventions because what we are doing is not working.”
Assistant professor Richard Wamai, an expert on HIV/AIDS and neglected tropical diseases, provides much-needed perspective on why the Zika virus has struck so fiercely and the public health measures that could halt it.
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.