The salamander king

James Mon­aghan, an assis­tant pro­fessor of biology, studies the axolotl sala­mander, which can grow new limbs and parts of its spinal cord.

Biology is a complex matter

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.

The language of neural cells

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.

Manipulating the microbiome

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.

A new age for drug development

In a new research paper, North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers dis­cuss the ana­lyt­ical chal­lenges researchers face as biosim­i­lars take center stage in phar­ma­ceu­tical development.

Chipping away at cancer

Three North­eastern student-​​researchers have devel­oped a screening chip that uses nanopar­ti­cles to detect col­orectal cancer ear­lier than ever before.