New Medical Campus center hopes to speed development of interventions and cures BU has launched a five-year translational research alliance with Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC (JJI) aimed at preventing, intercepting, and curing lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. As part of the new alliance, JJI will fund a Johnson & Johnson Innovation Lung […]
Goal is personalized heart tissue for clinical use Boston University has won a $20 million, five-year award from the National Science Foundation(NSF) to create a multi-institution Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (ERC), with the goal of synthesizing personalized heart tissue for clinical use. The grant, which is renewable for a total of 10 years and $40 million, is designed […]
Featuring Keynote Speaker Nobel Laureate Professor Stefan Hell On May 2, 2017, BUnano held its inaugural symposium, “Nanotechnology for Imaging,” which focused on highlighting accomplishments of BUnano faculty and students, and featured keynote presentation by 2014 Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry, Professor Stefan Hell.
A new nasal test may allow patients suspected of having lung cancer to undergo a simple swab of their nose to determine if they have the disease. Avi Spira and Marc Lenburg at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that a genomic biomarker in the nasal passage can accurately determine the likelihood that a lung lesion […]
BUnano faculty member Ahmad “Mo” Khalil, a College of Engineering assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has been awarded a New Innovator Award under the High-Risk, High-Reward program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). His proposed project will focus on developing new and rapid techniques for diagnosing antibiotic resistance to more effectively manage and treat […]
BUnano supports all facets of nanotechnology and encourages industrial applications and translational activities by awarding research grants to BU faculty teams to seed innovative and exciting new projects that use nanotechnology to address major problems related to health, energy, materials and the environment. The goal of BUnano funded pilot grant program is to identify teams […]
For the first time, researchers have shown that using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can effectively identify bone marrow cancer (myelofibrosis) in an experimental model. The findings, published in the journal Blood Cancer, may change the way this disease is diagnosed which is now through invasive bone marrow biopsies. Myelofibrosis is a slow evolving condition hallmarked […]
Mark Grinstaff and Marlena Konieczynska have developed a new hydrogen gel that acts as a barrier to infection for burns, keeps the wound moist, and—most important—can be washed off painlessly.
Professors John Ngo and Arturo Vegas received this year’s annual Career Development Professorships. This award recognizes junior faculty who have been at BU less than two years and have been identified as emerging future leaders in their respective fields. Made possible by the support of donors, alumni, and BU’s Technology Development office, these professorships emphasize […]
Gifts endow three new Career Development Professorships, awarded to Questrom, CAS, and ENG junior faculty. Keith Brown, an ENG assistant professor of mechanical engineering and a CAS assistant professor of physics, is named BU’s first Moorman-Simon Interdisciplinary Career Development Professor.