Professor and post-disaster recovery expert Daniel Aldrich discusses this week’s earthquake in Italy, what the country has and hasn’t done to protect itself against seismic activity, and what it will take for the affected communities to heal.
A firestorm erupted this week in response to the pharmaceutical company Mylan’s sharp increase in the price of its EpiPen, a life-saving treatment for severe allergic reactions. The company quickly backtracked, announcing a rebate plan. Here, three Northeastern faculty members—pharmacist Tayla Rose, healthcare finance expert Steven Pizer, and health policy researcher Gary Young—explain the clinical, economic, and policy implications of the controversy.
New research from Northeastern psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett shows that our beliefs about how farm animals are raised—whether on “factory farms” or in more humane conditions—can shape our meat-eating experience, from how we think it smells and tastes to how much we’d be willing to pay for it. “We show that what you feel very directly influences not only how you interpret what you see but also very literally what you see,” Barrett said.
Haris N. Koutsopoulos believes that our ability to predict the future has the potential to enable various innovations in public transit. The short-term future, that is. Is a subway station or […]
A robust alumni network, faculty research on Zika, and colorful walkways are among our selections of tweets about the Northeastern community this week.
Gawker.com, the flagship site of Gawker Media, published its final piece Monday, Aug. 22. Here, Dan Kennedy, associate professor in the School of Journalism, weighs in on the implications of the gossip site’s shuttering, the “troubling” mechanics behind the suit that served as its demise, and what the future may hold for independent media organizations.
Just as investigators use evidence to reconstruct crime scenes, Northeastern data scientist Olga Vitek hunts down and analyzes molecular changes that drive diseases to reconstruct their biological “crime scenes.” The evidence she compiles in her massive datasets leads to earlier diagnoses and more effective treatments.
Katy Perry tweeted support to Leslie Jones — and introduced “misogynoir” to white mainstream America
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