News & Events

Whether it’s a recent visit to Washington by BU’s President Brown, one of our faculty members testifying before Congress, or the latest research developments on campus, we’ll keep you up to speed.

Events:

Prof. Stern Testifies Before the Senate Aging Committee

June 26, 2014

School of Medicine Professor Robert Stern testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging for the June 25th hearing entitled, “State of Play: Brain Injuries and Diseases of Aging.” Dr. Stern described the medical impact of brain trauma and the need for additional federal investment in medical research through the National Institutes of Health. Chris… MORE

Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) Visits BU

April 25, 2014

Representative Chaka Fattah (D-PA) visited the Charles River campus on April 24 to learn about BU’s ground-breaking neuroscience research. Fattah is the foremost advocate for neuroscience in Congress and was instrumental in launching the federal Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative. During his visit, the Congressman met with President Robert A. Brown and… MORE

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Visits BU

April 16, 2014

Senator Warren Calls for More Federal Research Money and also pitches student loan reform in BU visit. Elizabeth Warren pulled up to campus Monday with a sputtering vehicle—the federal government, for which she works—and got under the hood to check two key problems: its leaky research support and its broken student loan system. On the… MORE

News:

POV: Battling Ebola. It’s Our Problem, Too

August 8, 2014

Why we need to work with dangerous pathogens Photo by Frederick A. Murphy/CDC I can’t hear the three words “point of view” without instantly thinking of my dad! “Here’s my point…” is probably one of his favorite phrases, and I guess he’s not alone. Doesn’t everyone have some point or other they want to get… MORE

Battling Ebola: NEIDL’s Role

August 7, 2014

Researchers eager to unlock secrets of emerging pathogens On August 2, the first of two sickened American health care workers was flown from Africa to a special containment unit at Emory University. Despite the risk of infection, medical personnel continue to travel to West Africa to help bring under control the worst Ebola outbreak on… MORE

Battling Ebola: Is Human Activity to Blame?

August 7, 2014

Human ecology may hold key to longer-term solution says CAS prof In the map above, forest cover loss and gain is shown from January 2001 through December 2012 across western and central Africa. Click here to see an interactive version of this map on the Global Forest Watch website. On August 2, the first of… MORE

Battling Ebola: Grading the Global Response to the Epidemic

August 6, 2014

BU doctor/ethicist lauds efforts under daunting challenges On Saturday, the first of two sickened American health care workers was flown from Africa to a special containment unit at Emory University. Despite the risk of infection, medical personnel continue to travel to West Africa to help bring under control the worst Ebola outbreak on record, which… MORE

How Ebola Kills

August 5, 2014

MED’s John Connor is devising diagnostics to spot Ebola and antivirals to treat the disease On Saturday, the first of two sickened American health care workers was flown from Africa to a special containment unit at Emory University. Despite the risk of infection, medical personnel continue to travel to West Africa to help bring under… MORE