Science

what do the brains of children tell us about their brains as teens

Mental health- an essential part of children’s overall health- has a complex interactive relationship with their physical health and their ability to succeed in school, at work, and in society. Both physical and mental health affects how we think, feel, and act on the inside and outside. The brains of children consist of different regions that support the cognitive function humans need to survive but...

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Oyinda Oyelaran is a teaching professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the College of Science at Northeastern University. She never expected to be a teacher. Oyelaran was always of the opinion that she would put her love of organic chemistry to use outside of academia. Maybe as a pharmacist or a researcher at a biomedical company. Her views changed completely once she had to...

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Is your brain exam ready

With the semester end exam nearing, studying properly is not the only thing you have to worry about. To keep your brain attentive and working efficiently, a proper, balanced diet is as essential. Christine Clark, dietician at Northeastern Dining Services and University Health and Counselling Services at Northeastern University lists out five foods that will keep your brain ready for exams.   Whole grains are the first...

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Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease is characterised by the degeneration of brain cells, meaning fewer nerve cell connections, leading to a decline in thinking, behavioural, and social skills that disrupt a person’s ability to function independently. It causes severe memory impairment where the patient loses the ability to remember recent conversations and carry out everyday tasks.   Richard Deth, a professor at Northeastern University, discovered a new fact, where he...

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Alan Mislove

Northeastern University’s Computer Sciences professor, Alan Mislove, came up with a unique idea for an app. He didn’t stop there, however. He actually made the app come true. It’s called ‘Friendlist Manager’ and makes your social network experience much easier and hassle-free.   What it does is use the concept of network information to study the friends in your list and how they are, in turn, connected...

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  We all savvy that education is a long-lasting jewel; after all, it governs a person’s life ahead. It is contemplated as a primary requisite of society since erudition is wealth beyond price that individuals never lose, whatever the circumstances may be. Moreover, the more knowledge gets dispensed, the more it strengthens.   Elementary education is the initial stage of mandatory education that kids acquire in their first...

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Jake Potts is a bioengineering student at Northeastern University who will earn a doctoral degree in genetics. He is a member of the Northeastern University Symphony Orchestra where he plays solo and ensemble violin. At the same time, he is also a member of the Harvard Medical School Chamber Music Society. Potts calls himself a composer whose imagination comes alive in the lab as he...

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Coronavirus is the newfound evil whose demolition is the most important conquest of every scientist for the time being. The exact vaccine or drug which is effective has not been discovered till now and researchers are sweating out to find the right medicine that affects the type of protein that this particular virus is targeting and affecting leading to immediate collapse and requirement for treatment....

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Hackers

Are you fond of video games and play stations online? Be aware! There might be hackers around. Hacking is one of the most recurring phenomena witnessed by many internet users. Hackers cannot just get access to credit card numbers but also your name and home address. Engin Kirda, associate professor at Northeastern University discusses the largest loss of private information as a consequence of hacking.   According...

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The use of 3D printing has revolutionised the healthcare sector whether it is the manufacture of customised prosthetics, implants, and anatomical models or tissue and organ fabrication. It has numerous benefits ranging from cost-effectiveness, increased productivity, customisation of medical products and equipment to the democratisation of design and manufacturing. A new approach enabled with 3D printed cell traps has simplified the difficult task of finding...

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