Boston University News Releases


25th February, 2005
Renowned Scientist to Lead Tularemia Research at Boston University Medical Center (Boston) – Renowned research scientist Dr. John R. Murphy has been named the Principal Investigator of a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study tularemia, it was announced today by Boston University Medical Center (BUMC) officials. Dr. Murphy, a resident of...
22nd February, 2005
BMC Surgeon Performs World's First Stand-Alone Erratic Heartbeat Procedure Using New Technology (Boston) – Boston Medical Center (BMC) recently made history when Richard Shemin, MD, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at BMC, performed the world’s first and second stand-alone surgical cardiac ablation procedures using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) – a unique energy source that allows...
16th February, 2005
Saturn's Aurora Defy Scientists' Expectations (Boston) — Aurora on Saturn behave in ways different from how scientists have thought possible for the last 25 years, according to new research by a team of astronomers led by John Clarke, a professor in BU’s Department of Astronomy and in the department’s Center for Space Physics. The team’s findings...
14th February, 2005
Boston University Statement on Death of Rafik Hariri (Boston) – Rafik B. Hariri, former prime minister of Lebanon who enjoyed a long affiliation with Boston University, was killed early this morning in an apparent car bomb explosion in Beirut. Hariri began his association with the university after forming the Hariri Foundation, an organization...
14th February, 2005
Waters Named to Boston University's Presidential Search Committee (Boston) — David F. D'Alessandro, chairman of the Boston University Presidential Search Committee, today announced the appointment of Gloria S. Waters to the committee. Waters, a professor of communications disorders and a widely published researcher, was recently named dean of BU Sargent College...
9th February, 2005
Health Costs Absorb One-Quarter of Economic Growth, 2000-05 (Boston) – Unsustainable health care spending increases are absorbing one-quarter of U.S. economic growth, a new study finds. The Health Reform Program at the Boston University School of Public Health reports that if health care spending had grown only as fast as gross domestic product, the U.S....
9th February, 2005
World's Fastest Oscillating Nanomachine Holds Promise for Telecommunications, Quantum Computing (Boston) — Nanotechnology leapt into the realm of quantum mechanics this past winter when an antenna-like sliver of silicon one-tenth the width of a human hair oscillated in a lab in a Boston University basement. With two sets of protrusions, much like the teeth from a two-sided comb or the paddles...
1st February, 2005
Many Alcohol-Dependent HIV Patients Need Assistance Adhering to Medications (Boston) – Supervised medication delivery or simplified dosing regimens may be needed to ensure that HIV-infected patients with a history of alcohol problems stick to their medication regimens, according to a new study by researchers at Boston University Medical Center. The research,...