Researchers discover new genes responsible for stroke and dementia Sudha Seshadri, School of Medicine A set of new genes discovered may help researchers better understand, treat, and prevent stroke, Alzheimer’s, and other dementias… Expert quote: “Unraveling the mechanisms of small vessel disease is essential for the development of therapeutic and preventive strategies for this major cause of stroke.” View full article

Is encouraging someone to kill themselves a crime? Massachusetts’ highest court will decide in texting case David Rossman, School of Law After the state’s highest court hears the stomach-churning details of how Michelle Carter told her boyfriend to kill himself in the last days of his life, they’ll be faced with a decision that goes beyond whether the legal case against the teenage girl should go forward… Expert quote: “That could be construed […]

Most patients still given prescriptions for opioids after nonfatal opioid overdoses, study finds Marc LaRochelle, School of Medicine Most patients with chronic pain who have been hospitalized after an opioid overdose continue to receive prescription opioids, according to a new study led by researchers at Boston Medical Center… Expert quote: “This could be the result of patients not receiving emergency care where they receive outpatient care as […]

Heavy advertising push drew attention to scandal-plagued DraftKings Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication From TV to radio to online ads, from billboards to trash barrels to public transportation, wherever you turn this football season, you’ll find a pitch to sign up at daily fantasy sports websites DraftKings or FanDuel… Expert quote: “What’s happened is that, just by the crazed amount of tonnage […]

The Boston University Castle is an architectural time machine Keith Morgan, College of Arts & Sciences Ever wondered what Tudor England would have been like? Step inside the Boston University Castle and get a peek into the past… Expert quote: “It’s a building that most people would consider a Tudor Revival structure. We know Lindsey had visited a major English country house [called] […]