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Has Omicron peaked? An unexpected source offers clues.

Not everyone is getting tested for COVID-19, therefore positive tests are not indicative of all existing cases. Something everyone does do? "Basically, everybody poops," says professor Neil Maniar. He and Jared Auclair offer wastewater as a better measure of the population's cases.
January 13, 2022
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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
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Northeastern’s Covid-19 testing center is ready to identify the omicron variant

As the world scrambles to make sense of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus, Northeastern is ready to spot it if it enters our community. Northeastern’s COVID-19 testing laboratory can already detect the omicron variant through existing protocols. And that could save the university community precious time in identifying and responding to any threat […]
November 30, 2021

Q & A with Clarissa Halim, MS Biotechnology

What is your major, and when are you graduating?  I’m studying Biotechnology, and I plan to graduate in December 2022, but May 2023 is also a possibility. Why did you decide to enroll at Northeastern University and pursue an advanced degree in biotechnology?   Northeastern’s renowned co-op program was a key factor during my decision-making process. […]
November 12, 2021

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