A new age for drug development

In a new research paper, North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers dis­cuss the ana­lyt­ical chal­lenges researchers face as biosim­i­lars take center stage in phar­ma­ceu­tical development.

Chipping away at cancer

Three North­eastern student-​​researchers have devel­oped a screening chip that uses nanopar­ti­cles to detect col­orectal cancer ear­lier than ever before.

The environmental impact of anesthetic gases

Civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering pro­fessor Matthew Eck­elman deliv­ered the results of an anesthetic-​​drug life-​​cycle assess­ment to the Inter­na­tional Sym­po­sium on Sus­tain­able Sys­tems and Tech­nology last week.

3Qs: Taking a patient-​​facing approach to health care

The United States spends $2 tril­lion in health care annu­ally. New tech­nolo­gies and approaches to health care have led to a growing field in health infor­matics, which has a focus on both the clin­ical and per­sonal aspects of the industry. We asked Tim­othy Bick­more, an asso­ciate pro­fessor in the Col­lege of Com­puter and Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence, to dis­cuss the impact this field can have on the health care industry as a whole, as well as Northeastern’s new PhD pro­gram in health informatics.