Category: 2015

Computerized Rehab Aids Those Suffering from Brain Injuries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2016 CONTACT: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, ginad@bu.edu Computerized Rehab Aids Those Suffering from Brain Injuries (Boston)—For the first time, researchers have shown that computerized cognitive rehabilitation (a program to help brain-injured or otherwise cognitively impaired individuals to restore normal functioning) can improve attention and executive functioning in brain injury survivors including traumatic brain […]

Election 2016: Iowa’s over. On to New Hampshire

BU professor of political science Virginia Sapiro analyzed the Iowa caucuses in a Q&A. She told us what to expect in the upcoming New Hampshire primary: “Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have been predicted for some time to be the winners in New Hampshire. Trump is perhaps more vulnerable than he was, and Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio will have […]

Professor Voices — Internet levels playing field for “long shot” candidates

Defying expectations, Bernie Sanders is ahead in New Hampshire, and tied with Hillary Clinton in Iowa as the race to be the Democratic nominee continues. Nationally, Sanders’ numbers are also on the rise. What has contributed to Sanders’ success? A lot of it may have to do with the web. The 74-year-old candidate has raised […]

New Ebola treatments mostly failing

CNN.com Donald Thea, School of Public Health, Center for Global Health and Development Despite a massive international effort, several treatments that once held great hope for fighting Ebola have turned out not to work against the dreaded virus that killed more than 11,000 people in the most recent outbreak. Expert quote: “It absolutely limits you as […]

Epigenetic Regulation of Metastatic Breast Cancer Progression Could Guide Prognosis and Future Therapies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2016 CONTACT: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, ginad@bu.edu Epigenetic Regulation of Metastatic Breast Cancer Progression Could Guide Prognosis and Future Therapies (Boston)–A gene that plays a role in the development of breast cancer to metastatic disease has been identified which may help to predict disease progression and serve as a target for the […]

Researchers Find Shared Molecular Response to Tobacco Smoke and Indoor Air Pollution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 11, 2016 CONTACT: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, ginad@bu.edu Researchers Find Shared Molecular Response to Tobacco Smoke and Indoor Air Pollution (Boston)—Exposure to certain household air pollutants may cause some of the same molecular changes as smoking cigarettes. A study in the journal Carcinogenesis reports non-smoking women living in rural China who burn smoky (bituminous) […]

Why Paris? Why France? Why Cyberspace?

The Epoch Times William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies William R. Keylor, Ph.D., is professor of History and International Relations at Boston University, and a noted historian. He speaks of the past, the recent pain of Paris, and the new threats of cyber invasions… View full article featuring expert William […]