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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.

Student Spotlight: Hongdi Song

Hongdi Song, Biotechnology PhD candidate, sits down with the College of Science Graduate Program staff to talk about what it’s like to work and study at Northeastern University.

This hydrogel could regenerate stronger, healthier nerves in injured soldiers

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.
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Northeastern’s Burlington campus expanding with new mixed-use research building

The three-story, 104,000 square-foot building will feature research labs, a meeting area for workshops, and a makerspace with a suite of high-tech equipment.
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Ticks creep into the city, bringing Lyme disease with them

With the sprawling of suburbia comes unwanted new neighbors. Ticks are no longer only dwellers of the deep forest—they can be found in cities, too, said University Distinguished Professor Kim Lewis at Northeastern. His lab is working to develop a cure for chronic Lyme disease, which develops in a subset of people diagnosed with Lyme disease.
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Forensic scientist remembered for his contributions to the field

Dr. Richard Saferstein was a member of the Northeastern community for many years. Last month, the Barnett Institute honored his memory with a newly created award.