One-step diagnostic tool receives NSF RAPID grant

One-step diagnostic tool receives NSF RAPID grant

Northwestern University synthetic biologists have received funding to develop an easy-to-use, quick-screen technology that can test for infectious diseases, including COVID-19, in the human body or within the environment. Similar to a pregnancy test, the tool uses one...
Cell-free biotechnology could help accelerate COVID-19 therapeutics

Cell-free biotechnology could help accelerate COVID-19 therapeutics

When it comes to fighting a fast-spreading pandemic, speed is critical. Researchers at Northwestern and Cornell Universities have developed a new platform that could produce new therapies more than 10 times faster than current methods. The secret behind the platform’s...
New drug target found for COVID-19

New drug target found for COVID-19

A new potential drug target has been identified in SARS CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — by scientists who say multiple drugs will likely be needed to respond to the pandemic. Scientists from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine have...