Chemistry and Chemical Biology

The potential pandemic

Alex Vespignani is the Sternberg Distinguished Professor of Physics, Computer Science and Health Sciences.

In a recently released paper Alessandro Vespig­nani and his col­lab­o­ra­tors pro­vide hard numbers regarding accidental escape of a lethal virus. And they aren’t good.

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Slowing down DNA

Meni Wanunu

A research team led by Meni Wanunu, assistant professor of physics and chemistry and chemical biology, has found that nanopores made of hafnium oxide slow the passage of DNA and are very stable.

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Digging up some media appearances

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It was a busy week for Drs. Geoff Davies and Elham Ghabbour, members of the Humic Acid Research Group.

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Fighting NTDs Through Crowdfunding

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Professor Michael Pollastri is creating a new platform to share data with international researchers focused on neglected tropical diseases.

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Crowdfunding drug discovery

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The secrecy model that dominates drug discovery doesn’t work for neglected tropical diseases. Associate Professor Michael Pollastri hopes to shift that paradigm with a new platform for secure data-sharing.

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Making science relatable through journalism

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Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato is a science journalist who writes for such outlets as National Geographic, Everyday Health, and Scientific American. She was the #sciencechat guest on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

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Chemistry professor named to Power List

Barry Karger

He has helped guide close to 200 students, postdoctoral researchers, and staff members, and now Dr. Barry Karger has been named to The Analytical Scientist’s POWER LIST.

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Collaborating to fight diseases of the poor

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Listen to chemistry professor Michael Pollastri talk about his work finding treatments for NTDs.

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Mark Nedelman at Northeastern University

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Dr. Mark Nedelman of Ekam Imaging talks at the Accelerating Translational Research for Drug Discovery conference at Northeastern University.

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Aloisia Schmid at Northeastern University

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Dr. Aloisia Schmid of California Institute of Technology talks at the Accelerating Translational Research for Drug Discovery conference at Northeastern University.

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