Boston University News Releases


24th November, 2010
Boston University/Boston Medical Center Establishes Registry for People Interested in Participating in Research Studies (Boston) - Boston University/Boston Medical Center (BU/ BMC) has established a registry to provide an easy way to connect researchers who are looking for research volunteers with people who are looking for studies to join. The registry, named ReSPECT (Recruitment Services Program of the Clinical...
22nd November, 2010
Genes Link Puberty Timing and Body Fat in Women (Boston) - Scientists have discovered 30 new genes that control the age of sexual maturation in women. Notably, many of these genes also act on body weight regulation or biological pathways related to fat metabolism. The study, which appears in Nature Genetics, was a collaborative effort by the...
15th November, 2010
BUSM Chair, Chief Earns Top Award from the North American Primary Care Research Group (Boston) – Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH, chair and professor of family medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and chief of family medicine at Boston Medical Center (BMC), is the recipient of the 2010 Maurice Wood Award for Lifetime Contribution to Primary Care Research. The award is...
10th November, 2010
Boston University to Host Pulitzer Prize-Winner Isabel Wilkerson for Book Discussion and Signing (Boston) - The Boston University (BU) College of Communication (COM) will host Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, noted author and Director of the Narrative Nonfiction Program at BU, Isabel Wilkerson, to discuss her latest book The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration.
5th November, 2010
Boston University to Host Academy Award Winner Geena Davis (Boston) – The Friends of the Libraries at Boston University will host Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis for a reception and lecture on Tuesday, November 30 at 6:00 PM in Metcalf Hall. Davis will reflect on her career and discuss the work of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. The...
28th October, 2010
BUSM Researchers Generate iPSCs to Further Treatments for Lung Disease (Boston) A team of researchers from Boston University’s Center for Regenerative Medicine and the Pulmonary Center have generated 100 new lines of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) from individuals with lung diseases, including cystic fibrosis and emphysema. The new stem cell lines could...
25th October, 2010
Irish Tenor Ronon Tynan to Perform and Speak at Boston University (Boston) – The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University will host an evening with Tenor Ronan Tynan. Tynan is an accomplished athlete, winning multiple medals while competing at the Paralympics, a physician specializing in orthopedic sports injuries and most well-known for his...
22nd October, 2010
Examining the Effects of Deployment on Military Families Boston, MA – On October 7, 2001 the United States entered a war in Afghanistan. Nine years later, the U.S. military is deployed in two oversea wars. Mental health professionals are turning their attention to service members, who are deploying more frequently and for longer periods of time. However,...
22nd October, 2010
The Centennial of the Metropolitan Opera's First World Premiere (New York) – Puccini and Toscanini return to the Metropolitan Opera! Simonetta Puccini, Giacomo Puccini’s granddaughter, and Walfredo Toscanini, Arturo Toscanini’s grandson, are expected to be in attendance at a Met performance 100 years to the day after the premiere of La Fanciulla del West (The...
20th October, 2010
Boston University and GreenBox Films to Screen “The Music Lesson” at AMC Loews Theater, Boston (Boston, MA) – GreenBox Films, in collaboration with The Chronicle of Higher Education and Boston University, is screening the Boston premiere of its debut documentary, “The Music Lesson,” at the AMC Loews Theater on Friday, October 29 at 7:30 pm. The Music Lesson tells the story of two groups of...