Category: Discovery News

Will Humans Ever Live 200 Years?

April 10th, 2015 in 2015, Discovery News, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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Thomas Perls, School of Medicine

When 116-year old Gertrude Weaver died of pneumonia this week in Arkansas, she held the title of world’s oldest person for all of five days…

Expert quote:

“Should the goal to get a few people to 130 or is there a more achievable goal of getting a hugely larger number of people living much greater portions of their lives in good health?”

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Bionic Blood Sugar Control

February 3rd, 2015 in 2015, College of Engineering, Discovery News, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Edward Damiano, College of Engineering

For 14 years, ever since his son was an infant, Edward Damiano has worriedly checked on David as he slept…

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Do You Have Chimp Feet?

June 1st, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Discovery News, Jeremy DeSilva, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Jeremy DeSilva, College of Arts & Sciences

Climbed a tree lately?…

Expert quote:

”My guess is that we are getting more variation than ever before, perhaps because shoes have impacted foot anatomy.”

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Will Global Warming Slow Down the Boston Marathon?

April 14th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Discovery News, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Richard Primack 0 comments

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Richard Primack, College of Arts & Sciences

When the gun goes off to start the Boston Marathon on Monday, the temperature is forecast to be in the 50s — in other words, perfect record-setting weather…

Expert quote:

“By the year 2100, the average temperature at Boston will have changed enough to affect race times.”

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Is the United States Mentally Unstable?

December 21st, 2012 in 2012, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Discovery News, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

How mentally healthy is the United States? And how hard is it for people with mental problems to get help here?…

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More women using midwives

June 28th, 2012 in 2012, Discovery News, Eugene Declercq, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Eugene Declercq, School of Public Health

The number of midwives attending births in the U.S. reached an all-time high in 2009, and may still be rising, according to a study of CDC data from 1989-2009 published this week…

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Going to the Office? Watch Out for Toxins

February 13th, 2012 in 2012, Discovery News, Michael McClean, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Michael McClean, School of Public Health

Many office workers are unknowingly exposed to significant levels of toxic chemicals which have been linked to reproductive, developmental, liver and immune problems in animals and people…

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