Category: Centers & Institutes in the News

FDIC Sues Banks Over Libor

March 15th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, Cornelius Hurley, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Cornelius Hurley, School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. filed a lawsuit against large banks for their alleged role in manipulating a global benchmark used to determine interest rates on everything from home loans to corporate debt…

Expert quote:

“I’m not aware of that being alleged before. I don’t think you’ll find another instance.”

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Regulators Size Up Wall Street, With Worry

March 13th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, Cornelius Hurley, New York Times, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Cornelius Hurley, School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy

Money laundering, market rigging, tax dodging, selling faulty financial products, trampling homeowner rights and rampant risk-taking — these are some of the sins that big banks have committed in recent years…

Expert quote:

“I haven’t yet seen bankers rushing to say Bill Dudley speaks truth on this issue.”

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Blood test for Alzheimer’s disease?

March 11th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Robert Stern, School of Medicine, USA Today 0 comments

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Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Disease Center

It may soon be possible to predict who will get Alzheimer’s disease at least a few years before the start of symptoms, according to a paper published this week in Nature Medicine

Expert quote:

“A reliable test that found no trace of Alzheimer’s might let people breathe easier the next time they lost their keys; a positive test years in advance would be heartbreaking, but at least would allow the person to prepare while they still have the capacity to do so.”

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Blood test seen as aid in predicting, fighting Alzheimer’s

March 11th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Robert Stern, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Disease Center

A new blood test that can predict cognitive decline is a small but promising step in Alzheimer’s research that could eventually help doctors attack the debilitating disease early, experts say…

Expert quote:

“We have to have this dual approach to our research right now, which is working on new methods of early diagnosis and new methods of intervening early.”

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Blood test for Alzheimer’s disease still years away

March 10th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Robert Stern, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Disease Center

Headlines on Monday have been touting the promise of a new blood test for Alzheimer’s disease —a simple, non-invasive way to detect the condition before symptoms occur…

Expert quote:

“We are certainly getting closer to having a blood test for Alzheimer’s, which I thought was impossible five years ago. But I predict it will take another five or ten years for one to become available.”

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Enduring high levels of racism linked to obesity

March 6th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, Feature, Futurity News, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Public Health, Yvette Corzier 0 comments

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Yvette Cozier, School of Public Health, Slone Epidemiology Center

A recent analysis found that frequent experiences of racism were associated with a higher risk of obesity among African-American women…

Expert quote:

“Experiences of racism may explain in part the high prevalence of obesity among African-American women.”

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Women shortchanged in studies

March 3rd, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, Centers & Institutes in the News, Julie Palmer, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Julie Palmer, School of Public Health, Slone Epidemiology Center

A critical new report from Boston researchers chides the federal government and research community for routinely overlooking the importance of gender differences in medical studies — ultimately leaving women’s health to chance…

Expert quote:

“At every level of research … women have been under-represented.”

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Degenerative brain disease found for the first time in semi-pro soccer player who died at age 29 from ALS

February 28th, 2014 in 2014, Ann McKee, Centers & Institutes in the News, Daily Mail, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Ann McKee, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

Researchers conducting a scan on the brain of a deceased soccer player have detected signs of a brain trauma disease believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head. The test results mark the first time that Chronic Traumatic Encephalopahty (CTE) has been linked to the game of soccer, which until now has been considered safer than contacts sports like football or hockey…


Expert quote:

“He had very extensive frontal lobe damage. We have seen other athletes in their 20s with this level of pathology, but they’ve usually been football players.”

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The New Plan To Impose An Extra Tax On Wall Street Hinges One One Big Question

February 27th, 2014 in 2014, Business Insider, Centers & Institutes in the News, Cornelius Hurley, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Cornelius Hurley, School of Law, Center for Finance, Law & Policy

Yesterday, Max Baucus (D-MT) and Dave Camp (R-MI) introduced a tax reform bill that would force a new asset tax on big Wall Street banks, and naturally Wall Street isn’t having it…

Expert quote:

“Although it is highly unlikely that this new tax will be enacted, one can easily see H.R. 2266, the Subsidy Reserve Plan being a compromise result, especially if the GAO subsidy study produces subsidy estimates in the ballpark of Chairman Camp’s.”

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Brain trauma extends to soccer field

February 27th, 2014 in 2014, Ann McKee, Centers & Institutes in the News, New York Times, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Ann McKee, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head, has been found posthumously in a 29-year-old former soccer player, the strongest indication yet that the condition is not limited to athletes who played sports known for violent collisions, like football and boxing…

Expert quote:

“He had extensive frontal lobe damage. We have seen other athletes in their 20s with this level of pathology, but they’ve usually been football players.”

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