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do-sound-waves-bring-smarter-medical-implants

Tommaso Melodia, a Northeastern Engineering professor is trying to develop miniature implantable devices that can sense and communicate via sound waves. Bionet Sonar, the director of Northeastern’s Institute for the wireless internet of things believes that the technology will be able to treat a broad range of ailments which includes diabetes, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and even heart conditions.   Whereas, the traditional pacemakers or any other wireless...

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Alabama

On one hand, where some states like Alabama and Georgia are imposing the most restrictive abortion bills into law, New York City Officials in response has recently set aside $250,000. This fund is to help women who travel from other states to obtain abortions in the city. An action that acknowledges the broader national debate over access to abortion, says Aziza Ahmed, a Northeastern University...

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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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right-to-vote

Alice Paul - does this name sound familiar to you? If not, you are in a dire need to read “Mr. President, how long must we wait?”  authored by journalist Tina Cassidy, a Northeastern University graduate. Alice Paul was an American suffragist, a women's rights activist and a feminist. She was one of the main strategists and leaders of the campaign for the 19th Amendment...

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no-medicines-for-women

Would you take medicines if you were told that it has been tested only on men and male animals and never on women? Rebecca Shansky, a neuroscientist at Northeastern University in Boston thinks you might not. Nonscientific audiences are blown away when she tells them that researchers don't study female animals, most of the time.   An obvious thing to a normal person but apparently not so...

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music Photo by Mohammad Metri on Unsplash

Melodies have been soothing our mind and soul for a number of centuries. When we listen to music that we like, our brain releases a neurotransmitter called dopamine. Dopamine is a chemical that causes a feeling of satisfaction. Music competes for brain attention and can help us override fatigue during exercise.  We can not only push through the pain to exercise longer and harder when...

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Rodents and other animals are often used in biomedical research as models for humans. Understanding how different sexes of mice react to a medication, for example, can help researchers predict adverse side effects in men and women. But most biomedical research has been done on exclusively male animals.   Rebecca Shansky is a neuroscience researcher at Northeastern University. She was studying how rats handle stressful experiences, when...

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Cookbook

Cookbooks are just that – cookbooks. So, when you hear an opportunity of healing your depression, anxiety, and other psychological disorders through a cookbook, you never let go of that opportunity. Dayna Altman, a graduate from the Northeastern University, didn’t pass on this opportunity – and her book was born. Altman’s book, Bake It till You Make It, is a collection of more than 40...

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Isaac Kresse is a senior at the Northeastern University. He is an extremely talented student who at the age of six, started investigating the existential questions that would put him on the path to dedicating his life to understanding age-related diseases such as Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. His passion for science and chemistry, continued growing well through middle and high school. The more he understood...

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Media has a great influence in any society’s opinion, realising the power the media holds, the right thing for them to do would be being honest and unbiased news providers. However, sadly we still live in a patriarchal and misogynist world. And our news providers do not understand why the line “with great power, comes great responsibility” was so iconic.     It's 2019, one would think that...

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