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Northeastern Career Services Ranked #1 by College Magazine

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Career Services‘ extensive career search support including an array of online tools, an online database, workshops, job fairs, strong alumni networks, plus an Employer in Residence program has earned Northeastern recognition by Best Colleges and The Princeton Review.

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Biology and Chemical Engineering Faculty Team up to Create Microfluidic Device

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Bac­teria are a per­va­sive bunch so why have only a handful been identified so far? Supported by a Tier 1 Interdisciplinary Research Grant, Drs. Slava Epstein and Edgar Goluch create a device that is up to the task.

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Dr. Vladimir Torchilin on a Simpler Way to Treat Cancer

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Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest ones. “It’s an absolutely new con­cept for treating cancer.”

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Dr. Barry Karger Receives Arnold O. Beckman Medal for Achievements in Electro-driven Separation Techniques

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A quarter cen­tury ago, Barry Karger and his team pub­lished research in the journal Pro­ceed­ings of the National Academy of Sci­ences that would help enable sci­en­tists to sequence the human genome.

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Dr. Kim Lewis on a New Path to Curing Chronic Lyme Disease

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Lyme is one of those puzzling chronic diseases: while people that are treated by antibiotics shortly after they’re bitten by the tic get cured, about 10 to 20 percent don’t. Why not?

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Dr. Tania Konry’s ScanDrop Instrument Brings Science Lab into the Field

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Scan­Drop is a portable instru­ment no bigger than a shoebox that has the capacity to detect a variety of bio­log­ical spec­imen.

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Dr. John Engen on Hydrogen Exchange Mass Spectrometry

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Dr. John Engen uti­lizes hydrogen exchange mass spec­trom­etry to make con­fir­ma­tion of biosimilars a fea­sible task. His work was recently high­lighted in the journal Biopharm International.

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2003 Human Genome Project’s Ben­e­fits Still Real­ized

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Alan Guttmacher, director of NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Insti­tute of Child Health and Human Development, on the impact new tools and technologies have had on use-inspired research.

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Novel Treatement to Cure MRSA Infection Presented by Dr. Kim Lewis

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Recent work from Uni­ver­sity Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Biology Kim Lewis promises to over­come MRSA, one of the leading public health threats of our time.

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Dr. Michael Pollastri Envisions Crowdsourcing, a New Model for Data Sharing and Drug Discovery

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Dr. Pol­lastri said the secrecy model of protecting research and data doesn’t work when it comes to curing infec­tious dis­eases.

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