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Landmark study into the genetic disorder offers clues into links between metabolism and mental health

Researchers at Northeastern and neighboring colleges say they’ve made a landmark discovery that takes a deeper look at the metabolic and biochemical origins of a debilitating genetic disease known to cause a range of symptoms and health problems. A new study, published Wednesday, focused on a severe neurodevelopmental disorder referred to as 16p11.2 Deletion Syndrome, […]
December 03, 2021

This mysterious on-off switch holds clues to new cancer treatments

Within each of our cells, there’s an on-off switch that controls when cells divide and reproduce. The metaphorical finger that flips this switch is a protein called RAS. Under normal circumstances, RAS switches on to help our bodies repair wounds or replenish cells, to name a few of its functions. But sometimes, the switch gets […]
September 01, 2021

Student Profile: Margaret Cai, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering Major

Margaret Cai is a Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry Major. She is graduating next year in the Spring of 2022. Why did you decide to study Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry at Northeastern? “I’ve always been very interested in biology and chemistry. When I was younger, I read books about diseases just because I found them fascinating. […]
May 19, 2021

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