Latest Boston University News Releases


6th June, 2012
Boston University Endodontist Ramzi Sarkis Named Ten Under 10 Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Assistant Professor of Endodontics Ramzi Sarkis (AEGD 96, DMD 02, ENDO 05, MSD 08) is one of Massachusetts Dental Society’s (MDS) newest Ten Under 10. Ten Under 10 recognizes member dentists who graduated dental school...
21st March, 2012
ZAMBIAN FORMER PRESIDENT RUPIAH BANDA NEWEST BOSTON UNIVERSITY AFRICAN PRESIDENT-IN-RESIDENCE (Boston) – Former President Rupiah Banda of Zambia has accepted an appointment as the eighth African President-in-Residence at Boston University’s African Presidential Center, it was announced today by center director Prof. Charles Stith, a former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania. Funded...
9th January, 2012
BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER DOCTOR NAMED A CMS INNOVATION ADVISOR TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE (Boston) - Winnie Suen, MD, MSc, a geriatrician and palliative care consultant at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has been selected as a member of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Innovation Advisors...
5th January, 2012
Study Finds Statin Costs 400 Percent Higher In US Compared To UK (Boston) -- In the United States, the cost paid for statins (drugs to lower cholesterol) in people under the age of 65 who have private insurance is approximately 400 percent higher than comparable costs paid by the government in the United Kingdom (U.K.). These findings, from the Boston University...
3rd January, 2012
Genetic Predisposition To Disease Common In Two Supercentenarians: New Study (Boston) - The first-ever published whole-genome sequences of not just one, but two supercentenarians, aged more than 114 years, reveal that both unusual and common genetic phenomena contribute to the genetic background of extreme human longevity. Data from the study -- led by researchers...
27th December, 2011
New England Center for Investigative Reporting Investigates Juvenile Lifers (Boston) – Fifteen years after the Massachusetts Legislature passed one of the harshest juvenile murderer sentencing laws in the country, a New England Center for Investigative Reporting (NECIR) investigation reveals, for the first time, serious disparities in the way juvenile killers have been...
19th December, 2011
Researchers Find Misinformation About Emergency Contraception Common In Low-Income Neighborhoods (Boston) – Researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that in low-income neighborhoods, misinformation about access to emergency contraception is a common occurrence. These findings appear as a research letter in the Dec. 19 on-line issue...
15th December, 2011
Researchers Identify Phthalates in Numerous Medicine and Supplements (Boston)–Researchers from Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC), in collaboration with Harvard School of Public Health, have found numerous prescription and over-the-counter drugs and supplements use certain chemicals called phthalates as inactive ingredients in their products. The...
12th December, 2011
RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY AGENT RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTION AGAINST EARLY STAGES OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS (Boston) - Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have identified for the first time the A2b adenosine receptor (A2bAR) as a possible new therapeutic target against atherosclerosis resulting from a diet high in fat and cholesterol. The findings, which appear on-line in Circulation,...
23rd November, 2011
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE PROFESSOR HONORED BY AMERICAN COLLEGE OF NUTRITION (Boston) - Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD, director of the General Clinical Research Unit and professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) was selected by the American College of Nutrition (ACN) Awards Committee as the 2011 recipient of the ACN Communication...