Northeastern Univeristy Tag

virus

H5N1 is a type of virus that mainly affects the birds causing serious respiratory problems to them. This disease is generally called the ‘bird flu’ or (in medical terms) avian influenza. Researchers have discovered that this virus group is transmissible from mammals to humans and hence Alessandro Vespignani, (one of the many network scientists working on this topic) a professor of Physics at Northeastern University...

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Fishes

The study of fishes and their various biological mechanisms has been a topic of research for various biologists. Günther Zupanc, a professor of Biology in the Northeastern University based his research on teleost fish. The word ‘teleost’ can be ascribed to more than 20,000 species of fishes. These fishes have retained their ability to grow in their adult development stages. They, in this function, become...

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A key gripe with the structure of the education system is that it focuses on all the wrong things. Holistic education should be geared, not towards giving you answers, but rather towards teaching you how and what to question. The idea of critical thinking, therefore, is one that aims to provide all young minds with an equal platform from which one can think. In...

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LGBTQ

The movement of obtaining the rights to gay marriage has been seen across many countries. The ideology and the stereotypes set on LGBTQ are closely diminishing, leading to a more liberal point of view. The reason behind this increased support was explained by Sarah Jackson, an assistant professor in the College of Arts, Media, and Design in the Northeastern University.   According to Jackson, public visibility of...

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Supplemental oxygen therapy

In the past, the common focus in clinical research has been on the variables: patient and practice, and not on the more significant variable, technology products. However, with time technology has found its importance in healthcare. The introduction of Healthcare and Technology Synergy (HATS) framework has not only found its usefulness in comparative effectiveness research on health-care-associated infections as well as in nursing practice, education,...

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juveniles

Juvenile cases tend to have a greater impact in terms of their jurisdiction.  Mary O’Connell, a  professor of Law at Northeastern University was interviewed and asked about the different ways in which juveniles are handled. She explains with the context of two separate murder cases which involved 14- year- olds who were sentenced to life without parole.   The courts since the 1980s try juveniles as adults...

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There is an increasing urge to push past the present limits and achieve superhuman limits in the sports and athletics world. This may be driven by general competition in the sport or even by money. To get to these limits, athletes have been using doping agents for a long time now. Doping agents are defined as performance-enhancing substances that provide an unfair advantage to their...

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As the pages of history turned, the wealthiest states often turned out to be those with the greatest access to resources and technology. In some cases, where resources are aplenty but there is an absence of the technology required to harness their full potential, economic success is harder to observe. Colonial powers from the West, for example, made the best use of their advanced technology...

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Starting a life different from sports dreams

Gambling has been around for a long time and people gamble to win money, for enjoyment and excitement, to socialise, and to escape negative feelings arising in their personal lives. In due course, different types of sports were discovered which eventually led to betting in sports. Sports betting can be defined as the activity of predicting sports results and placing a wager on the outcome. ...

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