Category: Huffington Post

The Innovation Seesaw

August 14th, 2014 in 2014, Huffington Post, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

Warning: Unchecked innovation may be hazardous to your health. As a recovering innovator myself, I continue to revere Bob Dylan’s adage that “he not busy being born is busy dying.” But I have also come to appreciate that innovation must be tempered by prudence…

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How Religion Affects Children’s Judgment of What Is Real and What Is Pretend

August 11th, 2014 in 2014, Huffington Post, Kathleen Corriveau, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, School of Education 0 comments

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Co-written by Kathleen Corriveau, School of Education

How does exposure to religion influence young children’s learning? We asked this question in a study published this month in the journal Cognitive Science. In the paper, my colleagues Eva Chen, Paul Harris and I report the results of two studies we conducted at Boston University’s Social Learning Laboratory that explored how exposure to religion — via attending church, school, or both — would influence children’s reality judgments of novel characters…

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The Most Destructive Myths About Ebola Virus, Debunked

August 6th, 2014 in 2014, Ebola, Huffington Post, Nahid Bhadelia, NEIDL, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Nahid Bhadelia, School of Medicine

Myths and rumors about the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa are hindering health workers from doing their jobs abroad and causing unnecessary panic and paranoia in the United States. Here’s the truth about some of the most common misconceptions about Ebola virus:…

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What Actually Happens When A Person Is Infected With The Ebola Virus

August 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Ebola, Huffington Post, Nahid Bhadelia, NEIDL, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Nahid Bhadelia, School of Medicine

The worst outbreak of Ebola virus in history — happening now in West Africa — has claimed more than 700 lives, according to the latest count from the World Health Organization. The deaths occurred in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria…

Expert quote:

“Right now you’re seeing with supportive care, there’s a 60 percent mortality in the field.”

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What Kayakers Can Teach Us About Living Well

August 1st, 2014 in 2014, Huffington Post, Michael Holick, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Michael Holick, School of Medicine

Some plunge down waterfalls while others fish from their vessels, but kayakers have one thing in common: They all know a thing or two about leading a healthy lifestyle. Bobbing around on a kayak offers a lot more than a relaxing way to spend a sunny afternoon. Here’s what kayakers can teach the rest of us about leading happier, healthier lives…

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Military Historian Andrew Bacevich On Iraq Crisis

June 29th, 2014 in 2014, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

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7 Things Every Woman Needs To Do For Her Skin

June 28th, 2014 in 2014, Emmy Graber, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Emmy Graber, School of Medicine

Consider this your ultimate to-do list for healthier, more beautiful skin. The bad news: These are non-negotiable. The good news: They’re easy!…

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Will Amelia Earhart Help Unlock Secrets of Climate Change

June 10th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Les Kaufman, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Les Kaufman, College of Arts & Sciences

A search for Amelia Earhart may wind up contributing to science’s understanding of global climate change, according to plans announced June 3rd by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR)…

Expert quote:

“The key is that these corals have most likely been undisturbed. We think that there has not been any deep seamount fishing on these atolls, so there has been little or no human physical disturbance. Also, the corals are far removed from any local human impact making the climate change signal clear and much more easily understood.”

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8 Signs You Might Become a Hoarder

May 21st, 2014 in 2014, Huffington Post, Jordana Muroff, Newsmakers, School of Social Work 0 comments

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Jordana Muroff, School of Social Work

You’ve watched ”Hoarders” with equal parts sympathy and fear: “Will that be me in 20 years?” Researchers are still trying to understand the disorder, but here are some clues:…

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Could Impulsive Behavior Lead To Food Addiction?

May 13th, 2014 in 2014, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, Pietro Cottone, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Pietro Cottone, School of Medicine

There’s a well-established link between impulsive behavior and addiction in scientific literature, but which came first: impulsiveness, or the addiction? While the question poses a difficult research challenge in humans, scientists from the Boston University School of Medicine believe that in rats, at least, impulsive behavior precedes food addiction…

Expert quote:

“We now know with this study that impulsivity is present beforehand, and can present risk factors for overeating. We observed that the [rats] who were more impulsive were also the ones who showed the food addiction behavior.”

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