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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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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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Breast Cancer

  “There can be life after breast cancer. The prerequisite is early detection.”- Ann Jillian   Breast cancer influences around 2.1 million women year and it causes a ginormous number of cancer-related deaths. It mostly transpires in women. However, cases of this type of cancer in men are few and far between. Breast cancer is a type of cancer that evolves in tissues of the breast. Some common...

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The unpredictability of future is often scary than being intriguing to some people as we see cases regarding a sudden development of deathly disease or ill-fated turn of events that can break one’s morale and can put a stop to their dreams, aspiration, desires, and even wreak havoc on families, relatives, and others. Such is the case with the diagnosis of cancer, the deathly disease....

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medicine

The field of medicine has witnessed changes and developments for decades. But there are some medicines that survived the test of time and are still used today. Especially Ethnobotany, a scientific study of traditional plant knowledge, has given medicines like morphine, aspirin, ephedrine, etc.   John de la Parre, Northeastern University’s doctoral candidate described a new field called Ethnophytotechnology, which is the use of plant biotechnology to...

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cancer

Often cancerous tumors start in the lung, breast, skin, kidney or other body parts and spread to even the brain. If detected early, they can be controlled. It’s when the disease spread or metastasizes, that it often turns lethal.  In fact,metastasis is the cause of approximately 90 percent of deaths among cancer patients.   Research led by Anand Asthagiri, associate professor of bio-engineering and chemical engineering at...

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theoretical physics

Herbert Levine is a University distinguished professor of physics at the Northeastern University who shifted from theoretical physics to biophysics research. According to Levine, he looked for problems in biology that resembled his physics research, which examined waves in chemical systems. Levine, who attended MIT as an undergraduate came to the Northeastern University from Rice University as the first faculty recruit for the Northeastern “Game...

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e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes is mankind's safer options to the addiction of cigarettes. Marketed as the new and easier way to smoke, it still doesn’t promise a safer experience. Scientists are not so sure about its long term health hazards. This consequently leads us to understand that we should regard it with wariness. E-cigarettes created in the early 2000s has the obvious aim of helping smokers without them...

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cancer

Cancer is a broad term. It describes the disease that results when cellular changes cause the uncontrolled growth and division of cells.Some types of cancer cause rapid cell growth, while others cause cells to grow and divide at a slower rate.   Most of the body's cells have specific functions and fixed lifespans. While it may sound like a bad thing, cell death is part of a...

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Ever felt curious about the cell world? Ever had the desire to find out what and how much protein a cell consists of?Well, if the answer to any of the above is yes, then you are at the right platform. After reading this article, one thing can be assured- that all your questions will be answered. Diving into the world of cells, let’s explore the...

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