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‘What Happens on the Molecular Level to Make Us Sick?’

Isaac Kresse, a chemistry and computer engineering student at Northeastern, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, which he will use to study the role of chaperone proteins in age-related diseases such as Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.
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Northeastern Students Awarded Two Truman, Nine Fulbright Scholarships

A total of 11 Northeastern students have received Truman and Fulbright Scholarships in 2019. They’re serving underrepresented populations, searching for answers to some of the most vexing diseases, and fighting for gender equality.
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A Microscopic Structure Could Make Drugs More Effective in the Fight Against Cancer, Genetic Disorders, and Viral Infections

Led by associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology Ke Zhang, researchers at Northeastern helped design a polymer that can carry drugs targeting genetic diseases around the body.
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The Secret of a Squid’s Ability to Change Colors may lie in an Unexpected Sparkle on its Skin

Leila Deravi has been working to investigate squid camouflage on a molecular level with a large, interdisciplinary team of researchers. Their work on the longfin squid, reveals an entirely new aspect of the squid’s color-changing abilities, bringing researchers one step closer to being able to replicate it.
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Everything the human body does is guided by chemistry we don’t fully understand. Yet.

A group of 26 researchers at Northeastern is working on new technology that would allow doctors to zoom in on these minute interactions. The new Systems Bioanalysis and Chemical Imaging Institute will focus on finding ways to image the chemistry of our bodies.