Boston University News Releases


30th June, 2011
Researchers Find Herbal Medicine Treatment Reduces Inflammation in Allergen-Induced Asthma (Boston) - Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) using a traditional Korean medicine, SO-CHEONG-RYONG-TANG (SCRT) that has long been used for the treatment of allergic diseases in Asia, found that SCRT treatment alleviates asthma-like pulmonary inflammation via suppression...
29th June, 2011
Boston University Professor Co-Directs "Costs of War" Project (Boston/Providence, R.I.) — Nearly 10 years after the declaration of the War on Terror, the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan have killed at least 225,000 people, including men and women in uniform, contractors, and civilians. The wars will cost Americans between $3.2 and $4 trillion,...
24th June, 2011
New Genetic Risk Factors of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus) Found in Study of African-American Women (Boston) - Researchers from Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center have found four new genetic variants in the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) that confer a higher risk of systemic lupus erythemathosus (“lupus”) in African American women. The study, which currently appears on-line...
23rd June, 2011
BUSM Researcher to Receive American Diabetes Association's Highest Honor (Boston) - Barbara E. Corkey, PhD, Vice Chair of Research in the Evans Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, and director of the Obesity Research Center at Boston Medical Center, will receive the American Diabetes Association’s prestigious 2011 Banting Medal for Scientific...
23rd June, 2011
BUSM Study Identifies New Potential Approaches to Treat Myelofibrosis (Boston) – A new study conducted by a team of researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) sheds light on a possible new approach to treat the bone marrow disease known as myelofibrosis by inhibiting an enzyme that connects extracellular fibers. The study, published online in the Journal...
22nd June, 2011
BOSTON UNIVERSITY AWARDS OVER $2.6 MILLION IN FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AS MATCHLESS PROGRAM PASSES $135M MARK (Boston) — The Boston University Boston High School Scholarship Program, the nation’s oldest and largest scholarship program for urban public high school students, has presented 16 recent graduates of Boston public high schools a total of more than $2.6 million worth of four-year, full-tuition...
21st June, 2011
Boston University Academy Educators Gear Up for Trip to NASA and Reduced Gravity Flight (Boston) – Next week a team of four Boston University Academy (BUA) educators will travel to NASA Johnson Space Center’s Ellington Field in Houston, TX where they will participate in the space agency’s Reduced Gravity Education Program (RGEFP). RGEFP is a program that gives undergraduate students...
20th June, 2011
Proteins used to map the aging process Loss of muscle mass is not only associated with disease, such as HIV and cancer, but also with the normal aging process. Anabolic steroids are sometimes used to reverse loss of lean muscle tissue but they can have unwanted side effects. New research, published in BioMed Central’s open access journal...
20th June, 2011
Researchers Find CDT Biomarker Ineffective for Identifying Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Adults with HIV Infection (Boston) – Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that among HIV-infected adults with alcohol problems, measuring their carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) biomarker was a poor and inaccurate method for detecting unhealthy drinking. These findings currently...
20th June, 2011
Mytrus Secures Exclusive Rights to Clinical-Trials Patent from Boston University (Boston/San Francisco) -- Boston University and San Francisco software firm Mytrus today announced an agreement for Mytrus to purchase the exclusive rights to BU’s patented method for more efficiently managing clinical trials remotely over the Internet from a single coordinating center.
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