Boston University News Releases


28th April, 2011
BU Researcher Estimates Future Sea Level Rise by Looking to the Past (Boston) –BU College of Arts & Sciences Paleoclimatologist Maureen Raymo and colleagues have published findings that should help scientists better estimate the level of sea level rise during a period of high atmospheric carbon dioxide levels 3 million years ago. That geologic era, known as...
27th April, 2011
Boston University Announces Online Master of Social Work Degree The Boston University School of Social Work is pleased to announce a new online Master of Social Work (MSW) program in Clinical Social Work Practice. Taught by the School’s nationally recognized faculty, the online program will initially enroll human service professionals with a minimum of two years...
25th April, 2011
Researchers Report Widespread Use of Medications Among Pregnant Women (Boston) – Researchers from Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Harvard School of Public Health, have reported widespread and increasing medication use among pregnant women. The study, which currently appears...
25th April, 2011
Researchers Identify Novel Pathophysiologic Mechanism Responsible for Autoimmunity (Boston) – Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that human proteins with an affinity for Dermatan Sulfate (DS) have the propensity to become autoantigens. In a companion article, the researchers also found that DS physically interacts with dead cells and that...
21st April, 2011
NASA Voyager panel to feature BU astronomer Merav Opher (Boston) — On April 28, 2011, NASA will host an event about the 33-year journey of NASA’s twin Voyager spacecraft to the edge of the solar system, which now are more than 10 billion miles away from the sun. Merav Opher, assistant professor of astronomy and a Voyager guest investigator, will...
19th April, 2011
BMC First Hospital in New England to Offer Port Access Robot Lobectomies to Treat Lung Cancer (Boston) –Boston Medical Center (BMC) thoracic surgeons are now offering patients a new minimally invasive procedure for lung cancer. This procedure, known as port access robotic lobectomy, requires only small incisions which are less painful and offers faster recovery times than more standard operations...
15th April, 2011
Study Finds Aggressive Glycemic Control in Diabetic CABG Patients Does Not Improve Survival (Boston) – Surgeons from Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found that in diabetic patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, aggressive glycemic control does not result in any significant improvement of clinical outcomes as compared with moderate control. The findings, to be...
14th April, 2011
Boston University Researchers Find Majority of Substance-Dependent Individuals Report Poor Oral Health A team of Boston University researchers has found that the majority of individuals with substance dependence problems report having poor oral health. They also found that opioid users, in particular, showed a decline in oral health over the period of one year. These findings appear online in the...
11th April, 2011
Researchers Find Anatomic Differences After Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy and Open Prostatectomy (Boston) – Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have concluded that the anatomy of the pelvis following robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) is considerably different when compared to the anatomy of the pelvis following an open prostatectomy (OP). These findings,...
8th April, 2011
Boston University Professor to Toss First Pitch Against Yankees (Boston) – Boston University Metropolitan College (MET) part-time faculty member Bruce Berman was named “Most Valuable Teacher” by JetBlue Airways and will throw out the first pitch at Fenway Park on Saturday, April 9, 2011, as the Boston Red Sox take on the New York Yankees. Through...
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