• Innovation that gets into the skin

    Innovation that gets into the skin

    Northeastern is one of 21 universities nationwide to receive an innovation award through a new National Science Foundation (NSF) program that will fund the development of a new device that can measure skin tone accurately by determining the amount of melanin in the skin.

  • Forecasting the future of health and science

    Forecasting the future of health and science

    Backed by a $1.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Alessandro Vespignani and his research partners are currently developing computational tools to measure the spread of pandemic diseases and social contagions, such as smoking. He plans to share the results with policymakers and health-care stakeholders.

  • Targeting tumors with nanotechnology

    Targeting tumors with nanotechnology

    Mansoor Amiji, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern University, has designed a nano-cocktail that targets multi-drug resistant tumors with remarkable accuracy and makes chemotherapy more efficient.