Constantinos Mavroidis, Distinguished Professor of Engineering, discusses the impact 3-D printing will have on the biomedical field. His lab is already using the technology to print smart, customized orthotic devices.
Northeastern’s Professional Science Master’s degree program in biotechnology, now in its 10th year, is a model for similar programs around the world.
A team of engineering students conceived a smart toothbrush at the annual Engineers for the Greater Good competition, winning first place and a $1,500 stipend to turn the concept into reality.
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.
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.
The leaders of the Northeastern Biochemistry club attribute its success to strong friendships and a deep interest in the field.
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.
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.
Vladimir Torchilin, Distinguished Professor of pharmaceutical sciences, has earned a lifetime achievement award for his outstanding contributions to the field of targeted drug delivery.
Northeastern’s unique Lab to Ventures program guides top graduate students through the process of turning their research into independent, successful companies.
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 […]
Complex decision-making requires us to select the most important information and throw out the rest, according to John Coley, an associate professor of psychology.
For decades, the inner workings of a protein implicated in the cause of nearly 30 percent of all cancers baffled drug developers. But chemistry professor Carla Mattos may have unlocked the mystery.
James Monaghan, an assistant professor of biology, studies the axolotl salamander, which can grow new limbs and parts of its spinal cord.
At a symposium hosted by Northeastern on Tuesday, a pioneering chemist marveled at the human body’s ability to flourish in the face of exposure to thousands of harmful pathogens.
World-renowned systems biologist Leroy Hood said Monday at Northeastern’s Profiles in Innovation Presidential Speaker Series that in the next 10 years, he believes we will each have our genome sequenced and a drop of blood could offer a window into health and disease.
Biologist Leroy Hood sees humans as walking clouds of data, ripe for the taking when it comes to the future of medicine. Hood, who will address the Northeastern community on […]
Jack Reynolds, dean of the School of Pharmacy, discusses the recent outbreak of fungal meningitis, which was traced back to a compounding pharmacy in Framingham, Mass.
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.
Veronica Godoy-Carter, an assistant professor of biology, explains how recently published research on the human genome may change the face of genetics.
Professor Vladimir Torchilin received the Bangham Award for his research on targeted drug delivery.
Heather Clark, an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, has received a $300,000 Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to explore neural cell communication.
A few years ago chemistry and chemical biology professor Mike Pollastri met a researcher name Larry Ruben at a conference. Ruben was presenting a poster on an enzyme that is […]
In collaboration with the J. Craig Ventor Institute, biology professor Slava Epstein will study the roles of microbial species in model bacterial communities of Northern Greenland.
One of the big ideas in healthcare today is preventative medicine. Treat the causes instead of the symptoms, proponents say, and you’ll keep people healthy and avoid expensive procedures down […]
In a new research paper, Northeastern faculty members discuss the analytical challenges researchers face as biosimilars take center stage in pharmaceutical development.
Three Northeastern student-researchers have developed a screening chip that uses nanoparticles to detect colorectal cancer earlier than ever before.
Northeastern University hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday to commemorate the new home of the Waters Laboratory at 140 The Fenway. The lab, designated as a Waters Center of Innovation, […]
Northeastern and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have announced an institutional collaboration to fight cancer by leveraging each institution’s expertise.
Pharmaceutical sciences professor Ban-An Khaw was named a Mass Challenge finalist for his ground-breaking technology to detect cancer at very low levels by tagging cells with a “Christmas tree” of radioactive markers.
Biology professor Slava Epstein proposes a new theory to explain why some bacteria are so hard to grow in the lab.
In the last fifty years, pharmaceutical companies have spent tens of billions of dollars trying to find new classes of antibiotic drugs. Only one has made it into clinical practice. […]
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.
Chemistry professor William Hancock is a co-organizer of a major scientific undertaking: mapping the human proteome, one chromosome at a time.