treatment Tag

Antibiotic resistance has been a growing public health concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drug-resistant infections account for 2 million infections and lead to 23,000 deaths in the US and around 700,000 people worldwide per year.   According to Thomas Webster, a professor of Chemical Engineering at the Northeastern University, microscopic particles, manufactured by those antibiotic-resistant bacteria, could replace traditional antibiotics and provide a solution to the...

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Women's Clubs

For a very long time, women did not have any freedom and rights. In 1898, Jane Croly of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs wrote that women were able to reach out of their homes by themselves through religious institutions at first. As women started being involved in churches and charitable groups, this helped them to find companionship and facilitate change in communities.  Their groups...

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After the Paris terror attacks of November 2015, where 130 innocent lives were taken, few companies came through as a source of light in the darkness. In this situation of emergency, many cell phone network companies overlooked the service fees to let people communicate with their loved ones. For example, an act of kindness was shown by AirBnb as well when they asked their hosts...

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dementia

Dementia is one of those terrible conditions where the person spends all his life in absolute confusion. Imagine that you have no idea what you did yesterday. And to top it off, there is severe pain that you can’t put in words. For many people around the world, this has become nothing but a reality they have to face daily.   Alicia Bonner, who joined Northeastern University,...

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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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