The seventh row of the periodic table is now complete after Monday’s announcement of four new chemical elements. Chemistry professor Michael Pollastri explains why this is an important milestone for science.
Chemistry doctoral student Dana Klug makes possible drug options the way a chef makes a gourmet dish—adding an atom of hydrogen here, removing an atom of nitrogen there—to stop a deadly parasite in its tracks.
Associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology Michael Pollastri has received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance his research into a treatment for sleeping sickness.
The neglected tropical disease affects tens of thousands of people and is mostly fatal. Now, new research co-authored by Northeastern chemistry professor Michael Pollastri has identified hundreds of chemical compounds that could lead to a cure.
During a panel discussion on Ebola earlier this month, Northeastern professors Michael Pollastri and Richard Wamai discussed other issues the Ebola outbreak is underscoring.
During a keynote address at Northeastern on Tuesday, an epidemiologist at Boston Medical Center who has administered care to Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, noted that more help is needed in Africa to provide healthcare services, adding that “We need help with everything.”
A group of Northeastern students have formed a chapter of END7, a global network that aims to raise awareness of neglected tropical diseases and help eradicate the seven most common NTDs by 2020.
The secrecy model that dominates drug discovery doesn’t work for neglected tropical diseases, which affect more than 1 billion people each year. Associate professor Michael Pollastri hopes to shift that paradigm with a new platform for secure data-sharing.
In a special presentation, Northeastern alumnus Ken Stuart presented research from the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, which he founded in 1976 to tackle global infectious diseases.
Chemistry and chemical biology professor Michael Pollastri announced the launch of the Integrated Initiative in Global Health at his College of Science Colloquium talk last Friday.
Michael Pollastri, associate professor of chemistry, discusses the magnitude of the problem surrounding neglected tropical diseases and why the global community needs to take notice.
Northeastern University and the Flatley Discovery Lab, a Boston-based independent nonprofit organization, have joined forces to develop a cure for cystic fibrosis.
Chemistry professor Michael Pollastri collaborates with pharmaceutical company and researchers in Spain to identify existing drugs that could be modified to stop a scourge of sub-Saharan Africa.
An interdisciplinary team of Northeastern University researchers collaborated with health experts in Kenya to fight neglected tropical diseases.
Members of the Northeastern community share their memories of the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
A professor and his team of chemistry students are committed to discovering cures for diseases that affect the world’s poor.