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Here’s Why Washing Your Hands With Soap for 20 Seconds Protects You From Covid-19

In soap lather, a combination of molecules assemble into bubble-like structures that trap viral matter and other biomaterials—grease, oil, dirt—and rinse them down the drain, says Thomas Gilbert, associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Northeastern.
July 09, 2020

He’s Training Computers to Find New Molecules With the Machine Learning Algorithms Used by Facebook and Google

Using the same techniques that help social media learn about you, Northeastern assistant professor Steven Lopez is training machine learning algorithms to find millions of new molecules to help make materials for cancer therapy, renewable energy, and other important technologies.
July 09, 2020
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Synthetic Squid Can save You from Sunburn

Northeastern’s Camille Martin, a former graduate student, and Leila Deravi, assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology, are working to recreate a sun-blocking chemical that naturally occurs in cephalopods, a species that includes squid, octopuses, and cuttlefish. 
July 09, 2020

Molecules or music? Northeastern chemistry professor chooses both

David Budil is a chemist at Northeastern. He's also a member of the New Philharmonia Orchestra, where he plays the viola. Next month, the orchestra will play a sold-out show at Boston’s Symphony Hall alongside Grammy Award-winning artists Amy Ray and Emily Saliers—better known as the Indigo Girls.
July 09, 2020
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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."
July 09, 2020

PhD Profile: John de la Parra

John de la Parra, Chemistry 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.
July 09, 2020