Category: BBC

Antibiotic resistance

July 2nd, 2014 in 2014, BBC, Kevin Outterson, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Kevin Outterson, School of Law

Kevin Outterson discusses the antibiotic business model.

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Cuba asserts American vision without US

January 30th, 2014 in 2014, BBC, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Policy, Newsmakers, Paul Webster Hare 0 comments

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Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences

This week, Cuba was converted into the focal point of Latin America and the Caribbean…

Expert quote:

“CELAC’s creation and the chairmanship for Cuba is a legacy of Hugo Chavez’s vision of a Latin America without the US.”

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Ban children from heading a football, urges campaign group

December 14th, 2013 in 2013, BBC, Centers & Institutes in the News, Chris Nowinski, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

Chris Nowinski, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

A leading campaigner on head injuries in sport has called for a ban on children heading the ball when playing football…

Expert quote:

“If we have so many other options out there, like we get them running and being active, why play sports which include hundreds of blows to the head, knowing how bad the consequences are?”

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Hilton Worldwide looks to raise $2.4bn in share float

December 3rd, 2013 in 2013, BBC, Christopher Muller, Newsmakers, School of Hospitality Administration 0 comments

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Christopher Muller, School of Hospitality Administration

Hilton Worldwide, one of the world’s biggest hotel firms, plans to raise up to $2.4bn (£1.4bn) via a share sale…

Expert quote:

“The Blackstone Group has timed the Hilton initial public offering at the perfect market inflection points of increasing global consumer travel demand, daily room rates, and occupancy.”

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Ending a war – but not the bloodshed

November 5th, 2013 in 2013, Andrew Bacevich, BBC, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

In September President Barack Obama said, “I was elected to end wars, not start them.”…

Expert quote:

“We invaded Iraq to change the way the greater Middle East works. From that point of view the war is a catastrophic disaster.”

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Groklaw news website abandoned over US surveillance

August 20th, 2013 in 2013, BBC, Michael Meurer, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Michael Meurer, School of Law

An award-winning legal news website has stopped work, saying it cannot operate under current US surveillance policies….

Expert quote:

“I’m saddened to hear about the demise of Groklaw. It has been a great source for information about the latest developments in technology law and policy. Several of my students launched their research projects based on what they learned reading Groklaw.”

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‘Twisted light’ idea makes for terabit rates in fibre

July 1st, 2013 in 2013, BBC, College of Engineering, Newsmakers, Siddarth Ramachandran 0 comments

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Siddharth Ramachandran, College of Engineering

A novel way of boosting data rates in optical communication using “twisted light” has been shown to work in optical fibres…

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Small firms which want to profit from doing good

May 6th, 2013 in 2013, BBC, College of Engineering, Muhammad Zaman, Newsmakers 0 comments

Muhammad Zaman, College of Engineering

Dr Bill Rodriguez has three big, audacious goals…

Expert quote:

“It requires one to be fairly creative in coming up with a sound business model.”

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Would you be better off with ostrich feet?

February 19th, 2013 in 2013, BBC, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jeremy DeSilva, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Jeremy DeSilva, College of Arts & Sciences

Our feet are incredibly badly designed, according to a researcher speaking at a US science conference in Boston…

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Eating cherries ‘could cut gout’

September 28th, 2012 in 2012, BBC, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Yuqing Zhang 0 comments

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Yuqing Zhang, School of Medicine

US researchers found patients with gout who ate cherries over a two-day period had a 35% lower risk of attacks compared to those who did not…

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