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Icefish Have Antifreeze in Their Blood, Anemia, and Osteoporosis. And They Feel Just Fine.

Northeastern professor H. William Detrich, a leader of an international collaboration that has recently sequenced the genome of the blackfin icefish.
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New $4.4M National Science Foundation grant supports minorities in fast-track biotechnology program

Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will announce Tuesday that a program developed by Northeastern and Middlesex Community College to offer students a fast track to earning associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in biotechnology and preparing for careers in life sciences has received a $4.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will fund scholarships that support low-income and underrepresented minorities.
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This drug could stop the opioid epidemic

More than 70,000 people in the United States died from drug overdoses in 2017. The majority of those deaths were linked to opioids. This number has been rising for the past two decades and shows no signs of slowing down. Ganesh Thakur, an associate professor in Northeastern’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is hunting for a way to stop this epidemic.
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How an idea from a lab may change cancer treatments

In recent years, researchers have begun to fight cancer by genetically engineering a patient’s own immune system to target the disease. Quad Technologies, a company that grew out of a Northeastern research lab, has been developing technology to facilitate this process. This summer, Quad Technologies was acquired by a global life sciences company that will help […]