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.