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Students join push to end neglected tropical diseases

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A group of North­eastern stu­dents has joined the cru­sade to bring an end to the 17 neglected trop­ical dis­eases that affect more than 1 bil­lion people around the world. Called NEU END7, the group has been working since October to raise aware­ness of NTDs and help erad­i­cate the seven most common trop­ical infec­tions by 2020.

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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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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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A bright future for infectious disease research

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Every year, nearly a mil­lion people die from one of three infec­tious dis­eases that few of us have ever heard of.

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NTDs – Neglected Tropical Diseases

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Professor Michael Pollastri, a chemistry professor in the College of Science at Northeastern University, talked about NTDs – neglected tropical diseases.

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