A partnership to cure sleeping sickness

Chem­istry pro­fessor Michael Pol­lastri col­lab­o­rates with phar­ma­ceu­tical com­pany and researchers in Spain to iden­tify existing drugs that could be mod­i­fied to stop a scourge of sub-​​Saharan Africa.

3Qs: 140,000 ways to code what ails you

Dan Fein­berg, director of the health infor­matics pro­gram, ana­lyzes the impact of a new fed­er­ally man­dated medical-​​billing system, which will use more than 140,000 alphanu­meric codes to describe med­ical ser­vices in bills sent to insurers.