Boston University News Releases


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...
22nd November, 2011
Researchers Find Depression and Anxiety Not Associated with Delayed Resolution of Abnormal Mammograms and Pap Tests (Boston) – In what is believed to be the first study of its kind to examine the relationship between pre-existing depression (with and without anxiety) and the amount of time to diagnostically resolve an abnormal mammogram and/or Pap test, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM)...
9th November, 2011
Study Finds Primary Health Care Providers Fail to Report Substantial Cases of Child Abuse (Boston) – A team of researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC), report that primary care providers (PCP) fail to report a substantial number of cases of child maltreatment. The study, which is scheduled to appear in the November-December issue of...
4th November, 2011
RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY STRUCTURE OF APOLIPOPROTEIN (Boston) - Using a sophisticated technique of x-ray crystallography, researchers Xiaohu Mei, PhD, and David Atkinson, PhD, from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have for the first time obtained an “image” of the structure and the precise arrangement of the atoms in a truncated form of...
3rd November, 2011
JAMES HOLSAPPLE, MD, NAMED CHIEF AND CHAIR OF NEUROSURGERY AT BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER, BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE BOSTON – James Holsapple, MD, has been appointed chief and chair of Neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). Holsapple has been an associate professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics at BMC/BUSM since 2009. “Since his arrival, he has...
28th October, 2011
Naval War College President To Speak at 29TH Annual Boston University Joint-Service ROTC Pass-in-Review (Boston) — Cadets from Boston University’s Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC programs will present colors to Rear Adm. John N. Christenson, president of the U.S. Naval War College, at the 29th annual BU Joint-Service Presidential Pass-in-Review ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 starting...