Author: Kevin Griffin

Patient Navigation May Aid in Breast Cancer Treatment in High-Risk Populations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, August 4, 2014 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org  (Boston)–Patient navigation, or the linking of a newly diagnosed cancer patient with a professional trained in assisting patients though the complex journey of cancer diagnosis and treatment, may lead to better breast cancer care in high risk and minority women. The findings, recently published […]

Researchers Identify Potential Biomarker for AD

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 28, 2014 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston)– Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) report variants in a new gene, PLXNA4, which may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The discovery of this novel genetic association may lead to new drug treatment options that target PLXNA4 specifically. […]

Incomplete HPV Vaccination May Offer Some Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 24, 2014 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston)–Minority women who received the Human Papillomavirus Vaccination (HPV) even after becoming sexually active had lower rates of abnormal Pap test results than those who were never vaccinated. These findings appear in the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Researchers from Boston University School of Public […]

BU Researchers Discover that Klotho is Neuroprotective Against Alzheimer’s Disease Toxic Amyloid

Contact: Gina DiGravio, (617)-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston)—Boston University School of Medicine researchers may have found a way to delay or even prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD). They discovered that pre-treatment of neurons with the anti-aging protein Klotho can prevent neuron death in the presence of the toxic amyloid protein and glutamate. These findings currently appear in the Journal of Biological […]

BUSM’s Michael F. Holick Receives American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 11, 2014 Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org Boston—The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research awarded Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD, of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), with the 2014 Louis V. Avioli Award. Holick, a professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics at BUSM, is internationally known for revolutionizing […]

Comfort Level of Emergency Responders Trained in Active Shootings Scenario Increases Following Instruction

For Immediate Release, July 10, 2014 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) – Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responders felt better prepared to respond to an active shooter incident after receiving focused tactical training according to a new study in the journal Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. This is the first study to specifically examine the EMS […]

BU Researchers Relate Arrests with HIV Risk Environment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 9, 2014 Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org Boston—Practices used in policing injection drug users in Russia might contribute to HIV transmission and overdose mortality. A study, conducted by researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, in collaboration with St. Petersburg Pavlov State University, sought to discover the […]

BU Researchers Receive NIH Funding for Genetic Research in Alzheimer’s Disease

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, July 8, 2014 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) –Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) received major funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) as part of a national effort to identify rare genetic variants that may protect against and contribute to Alzheimer’s disease risk. The four-year, $3 million grant, “Identifying […]

Boston University Researchers and Collaborators Receive $12.6 Million NIH Grant to Study Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease

For Immediate Release, July 7, 2014 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org Boston – Researchers from the Biomedical Genetics division of the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) are part of a five-university collaboration receiving a $12.6 million, four-year grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to […]