Boston University News Releases


31st March, 2011
Bats Worth Billions To Agriculture: Pest-Control Services At Risk (Boston) -- Thomas Kunz, Warren Distinguished Professor in Boston University’s Department of Biology, has coauthored an analysis published this week in the journal Science that shows how declines of bat populations caused by a new wildlife disease and fatalities at industrial-scale wind turbines...
31st March, 2011
New Study Highlights Importance of Ecosystem Services Provided by Bats (Boston) -- Thomas H. Kunz, Warren Distinguished Professor and director of Boston University’s Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, and a team of researchers, including Elizabeth Braun de Torrez, graduate student in BU’s Department of Biology; Dana M. Bauer, assistant professor in...
30th March, 2011
Celebrated Actor Leonard Nimoy to Speak at Boston University (Boston) – The Friends of the Libraries at Boston University will host an evening with actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for playing Spock on the science fiction series Star Trek. A Boston native, Nimoy will lecture on his long career in Hollywood where he was nominated for three Emmy Awards for acting,...
28th March, 2011
NASA Satellites Detect Extensive Drought Impact on Amazon Forests (Boston) — Researchers at Boston University, NASA, and the Federal University in Vicosa, Brazil, have published a new NASA-funded study that shows widespread reductions in the greenness of forests in the vast Amazon basin in South America were caused by the record-breaking drought of 2010.
28th March, 2011
Transactional Law expert Tina L. Stark to head new program at BU Law (Boston) — Veteran attorney, banker and educator Tina L. Stark will head a new transactional law program at Boston University School of Law, effective July 1. It will supplement and further enhance the school’s Business Organizations and Finance Law concentration program. “BU Law recognizes...
23rd March, 2011
Boston University School of Medicine Professor Receives Clinician Investigator Award for Quality Care Research Adam Rose, MD, MSc, an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has accepted the Society of General Internal Medicine’s (SGIM) New England Region 2011 Clinician Investigator Award for his contributions to quality of care research. The award was presented to...
23rd March, 2011
School of Social Work Faculty Study Examines the Relationship between Home and School Environments and Childhood Obesity According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of children who are obese has tripled in less than three decades. Recent national data shows that in 2007 - 2008, 14.8 percent of children aged 2-19 were overweight, and 16.9 percent were obese. Child obesity is one of the...
17th March, 2011
Cancer Biologists and Biomedical Engineers Discover Possible Biomarker and Therapeutic Target for Melanoma (Boston) – Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, have identified a potential new biomarker and therapeutic target for melanoma. The novel cell screening method used in the study also clarifies the process behind tumor metastasis...
16th March, 2011
Less Weight Gain Found Among African American Women in Dense Urban Areas than in Auto-Oriented Sprawling Areas (Boston) - Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine’s (BUSM) Slone Epidemiology Center have found that African-American women who live in more densely populated urban areas gain less weight than those in more sprawling auto-oriented areas. The results, which appear in the current issue...
15th March, 2011
Tissue Regeneration the Spotlight of BU Research Celebration (Boston) – Regenerative medicine offers hope to people who lose tissue and organ function to disease and injury. Dr. Matthew P. Hoffman looks for ways to regrow damaged adult salivary tissue, which can be harmed by diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Parkinson's, and HIV and certain drugs.
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