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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.
This solver of scientific paradoxes has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement for Sciences
Kim Lewis, who has made several major discoveries in the fight against bacterial infections, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Biotechnology, College of Science
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.
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 […]
Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
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.
Bushra Dabbagh was in a race against time. A Syrian student accepted to Northeastern’s biotechnology master’s program, she had to secure her visa in the short window before the Trump administration’s travel ban locked her out of the United States altogether.
Northeastern researchers have created an adhesive hydrogel that is 15 times stronger than current options for repairing nerve damage. The hydrogel could replace sutures, offering a better way to regenerate nerves that control muscle feeling and movement.
Biotechnology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
It can take forever for life-saving drugs to be approved. Meet the biotech researcher trying to speed it up.
Some countries take months or even years to approve drugs. Northeastern researcher Jared Auclair trains regulators around the world to help speed up this process.
Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology
This tropical disease is second only to Malaria as a parasitic killer. So why haven’t you heard of it?
The deadly strain of leishmaniasis infects 300,000 people annually, causing 20,000 deaths, and is the second largest cause of parasitic death after malaria. For two Northeastern professors, Richard Wamai and Michael Pollastri, controlling the disease is a top priority.