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,...