Revealing the Rules Behind Virus Scaffold Construction

Revealing the Rules Behind Virus Scaffold Construction

A team of researchers including Northwestern Engineering faculty has expanded the understanding of how virus shells self-assemble, an important step toward developing techniques that use viruses as vehicles to deliver targeted drugs and therapeutics throughout the...
Promising young faculty receive prestigious career award

Promising young faculty receive prestigious career award

Three Northwestern University assistant professors — Nicholas Diakopoulos, Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy and Sepehr Vakil — have received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the foundation’s most...
A new approach to a deadly disease

A new approach to a deadly disease

A New Approach to a Deadly Disease A career spent bucking convention leads Bill Klein to new Alzheimer’s diagnostics and therapeutics “When I was in graduate school, three papers per month were published on Alzheimer’s disease. Now, there are thousands every...
New technology gives unprecedented look inside capillaries

New technology gives unprecedented look inside capillaries

More than 40 billion capillaries — tiny, hair-like blood vessels — are tasked with carrying oxygen and nutrients to the far reaches of the human body. But despite their sheer number and monumental importance to basic functions and metabolism, not much is known about...