Two professors – one from the biology department and the other from the chemistry and chemical biology department – have been awarded more than a half-million dollars to investigate the production of cancer drugs in Catharanthus roseus.
Immunophysiology researcher Michail Sitkovsky and his colleagues have found that supplemental oxygenation could dramatically increase the survival rate of patients with cancer. The breakthrough findings were published Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine.
With support from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute, Northeastern University will partner with the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center to provide co-op experiences to undergraduate students, who will receive training to study and conduct cancer nanomedicine research.
Nazneen Rahman is a geneticist in the UK who finds genes that predispose to cancer and use them to help patients. She was a guest on #sciencechat on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
In the last few decades, scientists have come to attribute an immunological explanation to many cancers.
Chemistry professor Carla Mattos spends much of her time studying a protein known as RAS. It is important in cell proliferation, and until recently has been completely elusive as a drug target, she told News@Northeastern’s Angela Herring.
It has been a whirlwind 10 months for new Northeastern University professor Carla Mattos. She moved to Boston, set up a new lab in structural biology, and won a highly competitive grant for a piece of new equipment that will expand research opportunities for the entire Northeastern community.