Problems We’re Solving Now

In any given day, BU faculty and researchers are engaged in research to solve thousands of problems. Here are just a few.


Bionic Pancreas for Type-1 Diabetes

BU Biomedical Engineer Ed Damiano commercializes portable, wearable device to control blood sugar levels. Learn more

 


A Sound Barrier that Preserves Air Passage

BU engineers develop an “acoustic metamaterial” that can cancel 94 percent of sound. Learn more

 


Unraveling Alzheimer’s Disease

Dozens of BU researchers are doing research with the goal of early diagnosis, disease prevention or delay, treatments, and an eventual cure. Learn more

 


Harnessing Big Data Without Sacrificing Privacy

BU efforts to apply “secure multiparty computation” are allowing for collaborative analysis of data for the public good without revealing private information. Watch video

 


Links Between Football, CTE, and Dementia

Researchers from BU’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center have discovered a link between dementia, white matter, and CTE in former American football players. Learn more

 


Curing Lung Cancer

BU is partnering with Johnson & Johnson to prevent, intercept, and cure lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Learn more

 


Effects of Aging on the Heart
The BU-based Framingham Heart Study, which has been running for more than 70 years, has received $38 million to conduct a new six-year study exploring changes to the heart and other organs in aging populationsLearn more