Barnett Institute celebrates 40 years of scientific breakthroughs

During its 40-​​year his­tory, the Bar­nett Insti­tute of Chem­ical and Bio­log­ical Analysis has pio­neered break­throughs in biotech­nology, forensic sci­ence, and advanced mate­rials study. Last week, its accom­plish­ments were hon­ored at a day­long con­fer­ence on campus.

Nasal treatment targets Parkinson’s disease at its roots

Phar­ma­ceu­tical sci­ences pro­fessor Bar­bara Waszczak and grad­uate stu­dent Brendan Harmon devised an intranasal gene therapy that tar­gets the under­lying cause of Parkinson’s dis­ease, not just its symptoms.

Kryptonite for cancer cells

In a new paper, Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Man­soor Amiji and his col­lab­o­ra­tors present a drug-​​delivery system they believe can specif­i­cally target only tumors and turn off the cancer cells’ “super­powers” that allow them to grow uncontrollably.

3Qs: The 3-​​D printing of tomorrow

Pro­fessor Ahmed Busnaina’s method of directed assembly is faster, cheaper, and more ver­sa­tile than tra­di­tional 3-​​D printing. What does it mean? Could $10 iPhones and tissue engi­neering break­throughs be just the tip of the ice­berg. Photo by Mary Knox Merrill.

Targeted drug delivery researcher earns lifetime achievement award

Vladimir Torchilin, Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of phar­ma­ceu­tical sci­ences, has earned a life­time achieve­ment award for his out­standing con­tri­bu­tions to the field of tar­geted drug delivery.

Researchers as entrepreneurs

Northeastern’s unique Lab to Ven­tures pro­gram guides top grad­uate stu­dents through the process of turning their research into inde­pen­dent, suc­cessful companies.

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Why so persistent?

Per­sis­tence — it’s what keeps us all sur­viving. If it weren’t for this lovely quality, we’d just give up and crawl under a rock some­where because it’s all just so […]