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Breakthrough that can halt the progression of ALS developed by Northeastern scientist

A major breakthrough in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS, can potentially help stop the disease in its tracks in as much as half of the cases in the U.S., a Northeastern University scientist says. Jeffrey Agar, associate professor of chemistry and pharmaceutical sciences at Northeastern, has spent the last 12 years […]
January 30, 2024

Is it safe for kids to use adult skincare products?

Over the holidays, Drunk Elephant skincare was a wish list mainstay,sending confused parents to beauty stores to puzzle over why their middle schooler needs so many expensive products. The reason is social media, which not only popularized the brand, but the idea of creating a skincare regimen. Videos with the hashtag “skin care routine” have […]
January 12, 2024

Nanomedicine could reduce the frequency of breast and ovarian cancer treatments, research finds

A Northeastern University researcher is using nanomedicine to develop a time-released immunomodulatory treatment that would lengthen time between hospital visits for patients fighting advanced breast cancer. Most cancer drugs require continual daily or weekly delivery, leading to frequent hospital visits, says Needa Brown, an assistant teaching professor of physics at Northeastern. “It’s not the best […]
January 11, 2024

The physics of rapid ‘depressurization.’ Passengers on Alaska Airlines flight 1282 likely would have died if blowout occurred above 40,000 feet, physicist says

If the Alaska Airlines plane that lost a portion of its fuselage while ascending after takeoff Friday had been flying at normal cruising altitude, its passengers and crew would probably have died from the depressurization event, according to a Northeastern expert. The Boeing 737 Max 9 airplane was only minutes into its flight from Portland, […]
January 09, 2024

A research internship at a global pharmaceutical changed this former college basketball player’s career

In 2022, Sade Iriah was pursuing a doctorate in neuroscience at Northeastern University when she seized the opportunity to embed herself in industry research at Takeda Pharmaceutical, a Japanese multinational biopharmaceutical company. Iriah worked with the imaging team at Takeda and says the experience was “amazing.” “They really allowed me to be involved with the […]
January 03, 2024

Q&A with Aditi Doshi, MS in Biotechnology

This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity.      What’s your name, the program you are currently receiving your degree in, and expected graduation date? My name is Aditi Doshi. I just finished my fourth semester for the MS in Biotechnology, with a concentration in Enterprise. I will graduate in May 2024 and […]
January 02, 2024

Innovations in the Introductory Physics Labs

The Introductory Physics Laboratory (IPL for short) in the College of Science is one of the biggest teaching labs at Northeastern, serving about 1,300 students every term. It is supervised by professors Baris Altunkaynak, Oleg Batishchev and Paul Champion. Ron Zettlemoyer and Austin Beaudette are the electronics and instructional lab support technicians. There is a […]
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