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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. 
September 30, 2019
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A Disease You May Not Have Heard of Kills 20,000 People Every Year. He’s Working to Combat It.

Visceral leishmaniasis causes 20,000 deaths every year, yet many people have never even heard of it. Hopefully, the opening of a new research and treatment center at Chemolingot Hospital will change both of those things.
August 12, 2019
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This Salamander Can Regenerate Limbs like Deadpool. Can It Teach Us to Do the Same?

James Monaghan, associate professor of biology at Northeastern, is studying the axolotl, a type of salamander native to Mexico because of its ability to regrow lost or injured body parts. Monaghan hopes that ability might one day be transferable to humans.
July 23, 2019
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BATL Awarded $4.3M MLSC Grant to Expand Facilities, Provide Biomanufacturing Trainings

Northeastern's Biopharmaceutical Analysis Training Laboratory was accepted into the 2019 Competitive Capitol Program, enabling the expansion of the campus and improvement to the biomanufacturing industry.
April 29, 2019
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‘What Happens on the Molecular Level to Make Us Sick?’

Isaac Kresse, a chemistry and computer engineering student at Northeastern, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, which he will use to study the role of chaperone proteins in age-related diseases such as Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.
April 22, 2019
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'What Happens on the Molecular Level to Make Us Sick?'

Isaac Kresse, a chemistry and computer engineering student at Northeastern, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, which he will use to study the role of chaperone proteins in age-related diseases such as Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.
April 22, 2019