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Northeastern Students Awarded Two Truman, Nine Fulbright Scholarships

A total of 11 Northeastern students have received Truman and Fulbright Scholarships in 2019. They’re serving underrepresented populations, searching for answers to some of the most vexing diseases, and fighting for gender equality.
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Dr. Alexander Makarov presenting at Northeastern and the “Past, present, and future of Orbitrap mass spectrometry”

Dr. Alexander A. Makarov, Director of Research at Thermo Fisher Scientific (Bremen, Germany), presented his talk “Past, present and future of Orbitrap mass spectrometry” at Northeastern University.
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A Microscopic Structure Could Make Drugs More Effective in the Fight Against Cancer, Genetic Disorders, and Viral Infections

Led by associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology Ke Zhang, researchers at Northeastern helped design a polymer that can carry drugs targeting genetic diseases around the body.
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The Secret of a Squid’s Ability to Change Colors may lie in an Unexpected Sparkle on its Skin

Leila Deravi has been working to investigate squid camouflage on a molecular level with a large, interdisciplinary team of researchers. Their work on the longfin squid, reveals an entirely new aspect of the squid’s color-changing abilities, bringing researchers one step closer to being able to replicate it.
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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.