Assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences Tania Konry has developed a system that efficiently tests for a wide range of biological specimens. Whether you’re looking for complex cancer cell biomarkers in a sample or simple bacteria in drinking water, the system costs significantly less than standard approaches and spits out results in a fraction of the time.
From studying the physics of a heartbeat to designing new cardiac disease detection methods, these five researchers have the heart on the brain.
Fifth-year chemistry major Mark Naniong’s research while on co-op at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute made it to the pages of a prestigious academic journal—and inspired him to pursue a career linked to innovation in science.
Dinos Mavroidis, Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and his team are developing computer software to simulate cancer drug delivery, guided by the force of a magnetic 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.
Katherine Tucker, professor of nutritional epidemiology in the department of Health Sciences and coauthor of a new textbook on nutrition and disease, says that following a healthy diet could prevent diabetes, heart disease, and many forms of cancer.
Sean Burns, E’13, is currently working in a medical oncology laboratory at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
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.
Network scientists at Northeastern find that Google’s PageRank algorithm can reveal complex interactions in other kinds of networks, such as the human body.
A Northeastern PhD student working on a breakthrough in cancer detection is inspired by connections made with Nobel Prize winners at global conference.
Engineering undergraduates construct a microscope that can simplify and speed up the diagnosis of skin cancer