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Student Chapter for the National Organization of Rare Disorders formed at Northeastern

"One of the overall main goals for our group is to raise awareness," said pharmacy student and organization founder Jennifer Shoskes. "One of the main things about rare diseases is that people don't know about them – and it's not just about the disease, but to shed light on what patients and their caregivers go through."
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The clear blood of an Antarctic fish may reveal fundamental insights into our cardiovascular biology

Northeastern University Marine Science Center postdoctoral researcher Jake Daane, under the mentorship of Professor Bill Detrich, has just received a fellowship from the American Heart Association to study the genetic underpinnings of the rare blood and cardiovascular systems of these fishes.
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Northeastern selected to lead global biotherapeutics education, training center

Northeastern is the first institution in the Western Hemisphere to be selected as a “Center of Excellence” charged with educating regulators from 21 countries about the structure, function, and production of biotherapeutics—a class of drugs developed using living cells rather than from chemical synthesis.
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Science meets Security: How Northeastern is impacting the future of forensic science research

Northeastern Professor and Director of the Core Mass Spectrometry Facility at the Barnett Institute Dr. Adam Hall is the Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Research and Forensic Science, a virtual center to innovate new research in the field of forensics. Northeastern's involvement in this national project will be the start not only to many new research projects in areas like drug analysis and DNA repair, but also as…
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Northeastern Biophysics research makes exciting advancements for the future of DNA sequencing

A Northeastern research team have developed new technology that optimizes DNA sequencing using nanophysics and electric currents. In a paper published in Nature Nanotechnology, Northeastern Professor of Biological Physics Meni Wanunu, in partnership with Pacific Biosciences, a biotechnology company with a focus on DNA sequencing, developed a method for loading DNA into sequencing wells with orders of magnitude higher efficiencies.
Students looking at petri dishes in a lab in Chile.
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Students hunt for bacteria—and amazing photos—in Chilean desert

This summer, a group of Northeastern students explored Chile’s Atacama Desert on scales large and small—from photographing the picturesque landscapes, to searching for tiny bacteria to aid the discovery of new antibiotics—as part of a pioneering Dialogue of Civilizations program.

Seven Northeastern University Undergraduates Present at National ASBMB Meeting

Seven Northeastern undergraduates presented posters at the national ASBMB meeting, held in Chicago April 22-26, 2017. The students and the labs where they carry out research are as follows: Ariel Aiken (Beuning lab) Grace DiCecco (Chai lab) Emily Golden (Wood/Makriyannis lab): Tyler Jensen (Monaghan lab) Christopher Joshi (Beuning lab) Housayin Li (Khrapko lab) Claire Williams […]