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    Northeastern’s membership in this new Roybal Center dovetails with the university’s focus on health—one of its primary research themes—and builds upon its leadership in research on healthy aging. Photo via Istock. North­eastern is a founding member of a new multi-​​university research center focused on healthy aging. In par­tic­ular, the center will develop and test inno­v­a­tive […]

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    Fit­ness trackers accounted for more than half of the 35 mil­lion wear­able devices in use at the end of 2014, according to a report by global ana­lyst CCS Insight. Here, Stephen Intille, the co-​​founder of Northeastern’s per­sonal health infor­matics doc­toral pro­gram and an asso­ciate pro­fessor with joint appoint­ments in the Bouvé Col­lege of Health Sci­ences […]

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    The Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion recently declared a flu epi­demic in the U.S., with the virus appearing in 46 states so far. Many people have stayed home sick, while offi­cials have announced that this year’s vac­cine is not as effec­tive as in years past. Alessandro Vespignani—a world-​​renowned sta­tis­tical physi­cist and the Stern­berg Dis­tin­guished […]