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bacteria

From bacteria to us, human beings- were all made up of genes that contain our DNA. This DNA is made up of four chemical compounds, called “bases,” whose order determines the organism’s genetic inheritance. This sequence combined gives the blueprint for the evolution of each organism and dictates its genetic function and evolution.   This process of DNA sequencing can be used to reveal a pathogen’s every...

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paper

Ever heard of a scientist writing short stories? – It is actually a rare case, next to impossible to find. Northeastern University, however, just found theirs. Scientist Vladimir Torchilin found his passion for writing, having written over 100 short stories and novellas in a span of 40 years. He primarily writes in Russian, which surprised his wife and him when some of his stories resembled...

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Medicine is one of the most coveted and noble professions- and this is no joke. The studying and knowledge part of it is one giant part of it- it enables one to stand in a position toassess and understand what the patient is undergoing- but another testing element of this profession is the responsibility of dealing with patients who could be in pain, not able...

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The term ‘psychedelic’ is derived from the Greek wordspsyche, "soul, mind" and delein, "to manifest", hence "soul-manifesting", the inference being that psychedelics can access the soul and develop unused potentials of the human mind. Scientifically speaking, the primary action of a psychedelic is via serotonin receptor agonism, leading to an altered state of consciousness. Although these drugs are mostly associated with recreation, parallelism can be...

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south

Recently, the Constitutional Court of South Korea ruled unanimously to remove President Park Geun-hye from office, the latest in a string of action that started with her impeachment in December on charges of corruption and abuse of power. Park was the first woman to hold the country’s highest office as well as the first person to be removed from office since the country’s founding president...

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Two graduates from Northeastern University have brought Slate, their brand of lactose-free chocolate milk, onto the shelves of more than 300 grocery stores along the East Coast. Manny Lubin and Josh Belinsky found that with more people opting for plant-based alternatives, milk consumption was declining in the US as. Thus, about a year ago, they set out to bring forth a chocolaty revolution and believed their twist...

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Shashi Tharoor’s debate at the Oxford Union ignited a flame that had been simmering under the surface for a long time. The idea that the poverty of developing countries in Asia and Africa is down to colonial exploitation was brought to the fore through his elegant if slightly inaccurate arguments. Firstly, it is important to acknowledge that answering such a question is not easy. Margaret Burnham,...

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south

“The Interdisciplinary Healthy Aging Initiative brings together stakeholders both within the university and outside in an effort to deal with healthspan—we’re not really interested in lifespan per se,” exclaimed Jon Tilly, Northeastern University’s Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Biology at Northeastern University. “We’d all love to live longer. What makes the IHAI effort unique is we want to achieve true healthcare, which...

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aliens

We humans have a simple word to greet anyone around us. Just a ‘Hi’ and we can start the conversation and take it anywhere we want. I agree that there are other greeting words, for example, ‘Hello’, but ‘Hi’ is the most basic. We can call anyone ‘hi’ across the world, but can we use this word to communicate with someone beyond this human world,...

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  What separates humans from most other species is our multifaceted internal neural system which sets our mobility apart from all. The science of human movement is a complex one, and often research in accordance to it during situations such as strokes or hindrance of any kind of movement, draws to no conclusion because of this very complexity. The nervous system is like a house of...

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