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Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease is characterised by the degeneration of brain cells, meaning fewer nerve cell connections, leading to a decline in thinking, behavioural, and social skills that disrupt a person’s ability to function independently. It causes severe memory impairment where the patient loses the ability to remember recent conversations and carry out everyday tasks.   Richard Deth, a professor at Northeastern University, discovered a new fact, where he...

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Addiction

According to the World Health Organisation, substance abuse refers to the consumption of psychoactive substances including alcohol and illicit drugs, leading to its addiction. This abuse also gives rise to certain cravings or strong desires to repeat the consumption and makes it easier for the person to persist in its use despite harmful consequences.   Institute of Urban Health Research of Northeastern University developed a new substance...

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Antarctica

People form a different image of Antarctica than what it really is. They think of loads of ice in dark with winds blowing across the entire land. However, the scenario is quite different. Jake Grondin, a Biology student at Northeastern University has a different perception about the continent.   The majority of Grondin’s study focuses on various species, especially ice fish and their survival in such cold...

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A plague called stony coral tissue loss disease is sweeping down the Caribbean from reefs off of Miami, Florida. It first appeared off the coast of Florida in 2014 and by 2019 it had spread along the Florida Keys and had appeared elsewhere in the Caribbean Sea. The disease destroys the soft tissue of many species of stony coral, killing them within weeks or months of becoming infected.   Alison...

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