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CBD- Cannabis products, their benefits, and harms

CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the 113 cannabinoids in cannabis plants. It is used in many ways which have both benefits as well as harms of its own.   Jared Auclair, an associate teaching professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University says, “There’s not much research or data that says adding CBD has any clinical effect—it’s all anecdota. This is a research opportunity for...

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law

Tara I. Allen, Candace Cain, and Linda (Jarrett) Cohn – graduated in Law in ’98, ’83, and ’97 respectively – beloved once-students of Northeastern University, have now established their own law trifecta in the Western District of Pennsylvania, at the Federal Public Defender’s Office. All of them were unknowingly attracted to Pittsburgh, the Steel City. While Cohn and Cain do belong to this area, Allen...

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Roberta Sinatra, along with her group of colleagues, had researched the predictability of discoveries. Sinatra, visiting research assistant professor at Northeastern University and assistant professor at Central European University in Budapest, upon research, said that many paths carry an individual towards making a discovery. Some discoveries are made out of the blue, like  in the case of gravity. Sir Isaac Newton was struck with the...

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Using screws and wires for fixing fractured bones is a common procedure. In fact, in some cases, these may be the only solution. However, what is also common is the probability of these screws causing an infection. It is common for patients to feel an irritation in the operated area, and if on further check-up, the problem is considered severe, the screws and such other...

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Synthetic biology allows scientists to use the concept of both engineering and molecular biology to successfully change the molecular construction of a cell. Using different viruses to get the modification done, they get the cell to act in the desired manner. These re-engineering methods can help treat diseases such as cancer and diabetes, but for a long time, it was unknown, as to how to...

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In an installment of Northeastern University’s series, The Civic Experience, Samantha Power was invited recently where she talked to an audience of more than 700. Power is a former US ambassador to the United Nations. She said she had little interest in politics, and was considering a career in sports journalism. The Tiananmen Square protests changed all of that. One of the most pivotal moments of her career...

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globe

It is not common when one sees someone from outside choosing to go in India – Robert Klucevsek is not, apparently, one of those common people. After trying his hand in public relations – by working in Boston-based co-op, he finally found his calling in the field of graphic designing. Klucevsek got a job in Extentia Information Technology, which is a software development company, situated...

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Northeastern University’s very popular fast-food eatery, Chicken Lou’s will close this spring after 30 years on the Boston campus. It began with canteen trucks, which owner Lou Ferretti offered in the Northeastern University area back in 1978 while his son David was attending Northeastern.  In 1990, the more permanent structure was born and have been serving the Boston community ever since.  Lou passed away in 2000, passing the...

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