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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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Cancer has always been the biggest battle between life and death. The cure for the cancer is selective: the more delayed the prognosis, the greater is the chance of its failure. Besides, there are a few types of cancers whose specific treatment is not available. The most conventional form of cancer treatment is chemotherapy. It is preferred by the oncologists in every type of cancer....

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Cancer cells divide relentlessly, forming solid tumors or flooding the blood with abnormal cells. These cells come from our own body and hence, is one of the reasons as to why it is very difficult to treat cancer. The immune system finds it difficult to differentiate them from healthy cells. Sidi Bencherif, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the Northeastern University believes that it is possible...

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Triple-negative breast cancer refers to any breast cancer that does not express the genes of three common hormone receptors: estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and HER2/neu. Constituting about 20% of all breast cancer cases, it is most likely to affect young people and African Americans. Basically, targeted breast cancer treatments demand blocking the hormones. Hence, it is one of the most hostile cancers whose treatment options are restricted.   Debra Auguste,...

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Tumours (lumps) can be benign or cancerous (malignant). Benign means it is not cancer. Benign tumours are made up of cells that are quite similar to normal cells. To start with, cancer cells stay within the body tissue from which they have developed – for example, the lining of the bladder or the breast ducts. Doctors call this superficial cancer growth or carcinoma in situ. The cancer...

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Various chronic diseases like viral infections, cancer, diabetes, etc. are genetic. Drugs have been designed by scientists that can target and disrupt the activity of problematic genes, but these therapeutics are difficult to deliver effectively. Very few have made it to the market.   Researchers at the Northeastern University have devised a delivery system that could ensure that more of these drugs, known as oligonucleotides, reach their...

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