Boston University researchers Professor Béla Suki (left) and TRB Fellow Jarred Mondoñedo have developed a computer model of emphysema that could help predict patient survival and quality of life following treatment. Their model suggests that a less-invasive treatment called bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (bLVR) performs as well as, or better than, More
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... More
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND YOU Monday, February 27, 2017 | 1:30-3 p.m. Photonics Colloquium Room 8 St. Mary’s Street, 9th Floor Featuring Jill Becker, Entrepreneur in Residence, BUnano, Michael Koeris, Biomedical Engineering alumnus and CEO and Founder, Sample6, and Deckard Sorensen, Founder, NBD Nanotechnologies, Inc. Boston University is part of Boston’s strong entrepreneurial community and ecosystem —... More
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
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... More
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... More
Boston University proudly announces the start of the National Science Foundation National Research Traineeship Program (NRT) Understanding the Brain: Neurophotonics (NSF NRT UtB: Neurophotonics). This is a university-wide community of doctoral students in biology, neuroscience, biophysics, biomedical, and mechanical engineering with focused professional development and graduate training in neurophotonics. All current... More
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... More
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.