Emphysema: A New Way to Predict Treatment Outcomes

March 10th, 2017

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

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Study Finds Biomarker for Lung Cancer Detection in the Nose

February 28th, 2017

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

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Entrepreneur in Residence

February 14th, 2017

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


Khalil Wins NIH New Innovator Award

December 21st, 2016

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 Announces Call for Faculty Pilot Grants

November 28th, 2016

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

Led by Katya Ravid, Researchers Propose Noninvasive Method to Detect Bone Marrow Cancer

November 14th, 2016

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

NSF NRT Understanding the Brain: Neurophotonics

October 19th, 2016

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

BU’s Grinstaff Lab: A Better Way to Treat Burns

October 19th, 2016

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 Receive Career Development Awards

September 23rd, 2016

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

Keith Brown named BU’s first Moorman-Simon Interdisciplinary Career Development Professor

September 16th, 2016

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.