Boston University News Releases


28th August, 2008
Antarctic Research Helps Shed Light on Climate Change on Mars (Boston) – Researchers examining images of gullies on the flanks of craters on Mars say they formed as recently as a few hundred thousand years ago and in sites once occupied by glaciers. The features are eerily reminiscent of gullies formed in Antarctica’s mars-like McMurdo Dry Valleys.
27th August, 2008
Researchers Find High Levels of Toxic Metals in Herbal Medicine Products Sold On-line (Boston) - Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that one fifth of both U.S.-manufactured and Indian-manufactured Ayurvedic medicines purchased via the Internet contain lead, mercury or arsenic. These findings appear in the August 27th issue of the Journal of the...
21st August, 2008
Measuring the auditory dynamics of selective attention (Boston) - Call it the cocktail party effect: how an individual can participate in a one-on-one conversation within a cluster of people, switch to another, pick up important comments while tuning out others, change topics and return to the first conversation. This selective switching...
20th August, 2008
New Ophthalmologist Appointed To Boston Medical Center, Boston University School Of Medicine (Boston)-Brookline resident Christine Shortsleeve Ament, MD, has been appointed attending physician in the Department of Ophthalmology, Cornea and External Services at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and will be recommended for assistant professor of ophthalmology at Boston University School of Medicine...
11th August, 2008
Doctors at Boston Medical Center Offer Tips for Packing Healthy School Lunches WHAT: It’s back to school time! What you pack in your child’s lunchbox can determine his or her appetite for learning. WHO: Boston Medical Center’s (BMC) Nutrition and Weight Management physicians are available for interviews regarding the importance of packing a healthy school lunch...
8th August, 2008
Boston University Journalism Fellowship Deadline (Boston) — Applications are being accepted through August 31, 2008, for the Milena Jesensk&#-2106;ellowships for North American Journalists, sponsored by the Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University. The program will enable two U.S. or Canadian journalists to spend up to three...
5th August, 2008
Rare Antarctic fosssils in mountain lake area reveal extinction of tundra before full polar-climate arrived (Boston) An international research team in Antarctica led by David Marchant, an associate professor of earth sciences at Boston University, has reported the discovery of exceptionally well-preserved freshwater fossils including mosses, microscopic one-celled algae, known as diatoms, small fresh...
1st August, 2008
The Emerging Scientific Discipline of Aeroecology (Boston) -- In the history of science and technology, there is an infrequent combination of empirical discoveries, theories and technology developments converge that make it possible to recognize a new discipline. Past examples include marine biology, biomechanics and astrobiology with more recent...
1st August, 2008
Local Resident Named Chief Of Surgical Critical Care At BMC (Boston)- Hopkinton resident Suresh Agarwal, M.D., has been appointed Chief of Surgical Critical Care at Boston Medical Center, effective July 1. Agarwal has been serving Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine as an attending surgeon, surgical intensivist and...