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How physicians are adapting to payment reform

Private and public healthcare providers in the U.S. are increasingly turning to the "pay-for-performance" model, in which physicians and hospitals are paid if they meet healthcare quality and efficiency targets. ...

Nov 26, 2014
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A new tool in drug overdose prevention

The Center for Disease Control reported earlier this month that the heroin overdose death rate across 28 states it surveyed doubled between 2010 and 2012. This sharp increase and the chilling statistics that say more than 11 ...

Oct 30, 2014
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The messaging on Ebola

The World Health Organization said on Thursday the number of deaths in Africa due to the Ebola outbreak could reach 4,500 by the end of the week, adding that while the outbreak could take months to contain, ...

Oct 17, 2014
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The thinking behind gender stereotypes

If you ask a kid what it means to be male or female, you'll likely get a pretty stereotypical response. Boys, kids tend to think, are inherently interested in boy-like things—trucks, baseball, and construction ...

Aug 04, 2014
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Take 5: How to beat the heat

Your smartphone's weather app informs you of the impending heat wave and yet you refuse to skip your daily five-mile runs through downtown Boston. You've just spent the balance of the day studying at the ...

Jul 10, 2014
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The secret life of serotonin

As a graduate student, Chris Skipwith studied cardiovascular disease and was particularly interested in the biophysics of the proteins involved in blood clotting. "We were very interested in how clotting ...

Jun 10, 2014
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A simpler way to treat cancer

(Medical Xpress)—Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest ones. This is the philosophy that Northeastern professor Vladimir Torchilin and his team took in new research carried out in collaboration ...

Jun 02, 2014
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An eye toward better treatment

Every two months, Northeastern bioengineering graduate student David Walsh's 91-year-old grandmother goes to the doctor to receive a drug injection into her eyes. She has wet age-related macular degeneration. ...

May 14, 2014
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3Qs: Body products as marketable commodities

Are body products like blood, milk, and sperm marketable commodities, gifts to help others, or both? Kara Swanson, an associate professor of law at Northeastern University with expertise in the history of ...

May 12, 2014
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Our brains are hardwired for language

A groundbreaking study published in PLOS ONE by Prof. Iris Berent of Northeastern University and researchers at Harvard Medical School shows the brains of individual speakers are sensitive to language univer ...

Apr 17, 2014
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