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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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To the people who can never get around medical terms, an opioid is, in fact, drugs, prescribed or otherwise. They never posed to be a threat – until now. It had become a cause of death around the World. By now, opioid overdose has killed over 47,600 people; the numbers are of 2017 alone. If one goes on to do the math, then that is...

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Life with disabilities is very difficult and same is the care and motivation for the disabled towards leading a successful life. Certain physical and cognitive disorders make it impossible for nearly 1 billion people to communicate effectively. Imagine being able to think, feel, observe, and yet, not be understood.   Leiser is a fifth-year student studying electrical engineering at Northeastern Univeristy. He has spent the past two semesters...

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Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. It causes symptoms that typically include fever, tiredness, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or even death.   Even though increased prevention and control measures have led to a 29% reduction in malaria mortality rates globally since 2010, in 2017, malaria still killed more than 400,000 people around the world.   Kritika Singh, who is now studying...

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Breast Cancer

Tumours (lumps) can be benign or cancerous (malignant). Benign means it is not cancer. Benign tumours are made up of cells that are quite similar to normal cells. To start with, cancer cells stay within the body tissue from which they have developed – for example, the lining of the bladder or the breast ducts. Doctors call this superficial cancer growth or carcinoma in situ. The cancer...

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Various chronic diseases like viral infections, cancer, diabetes, etc. are genetic. Drugs have been designed by scientists that can target and disrupt the activity of problematic genes, but these therapeutics are difficult to deliver effectively. Very few have made it to the market.   Researchers at the Northeastern University have devised a delivery system that could ensure that more of these drugs, known as oligonucleotides, reach their...

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