Category: RESEARCH @ BU

Changes in task-based effective connectivity in language networks following rehabilitation in post-stroke patients with aphasia

June 17th, 2015 in 2015, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, Swathi Kiran 0 comments

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By Swathi Kiran, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

In this study, we examined regions in the left and right hemisphere language network that were altered in terms of the underlying neural activation and effective connectivity subsequent to language rehabilitation…

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Prostate drug makes erectile dysfunction worse

June 15th, 2015 in 2015, Abdulmaged Traish, Futurity News, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Abdulmaged Traish, School of Medicine

Men who use the drug finasteride to treat an enlarged prostate may experience serious side effects, including worsening erectile dysfunction and decreased testosterone levels leading to hypogonadism, a condition in which there is little to no production of sex hormones…

Expert quote:

“Since sexual function is considered an integral part of overall health, it is important that physicians are aware of the adverse side effects of this class of drugs on human health in general and on sexual function in particular. Our study emphasized that the effect on erectile function is a serious concern and needs to be considered more carefully.”

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Why monogamous beavers would be good news

June 12th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Futurity News, Newsmakers, Peter E. Busher, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Peter Busher, College of Arts & Sciences

Beavers were once a vital part of America’s economy. Their pelts were a common currency in the New World, and the hunt for “brown gold” nearly wiped them out…

Expert quote:

“We took their land. We’re the ones who can change more than they can.”

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Scientists are testing Zoloft to treat Ebola

June 11th, 2015 in 2015, Futurity News, Gene Olinger, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Gene Olinger, School of Medicine

When treated with the prescription drugs Zoloft and Vascor, mice infected with Ebola survived…

Expert quote:

“I was shocked at the breadth of the type of drugs that had an impact. Why would a virus need an estrogen receptor? I could see years of research just on a basic level just off that one finding.”

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Why So Many Workers Are Faking 80-Hour Workweeks

June 10th, 2015 in 2015, Erin Reid, Newsmakers, Questrom School of Business, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Erin Reid, Questrom School of Business

Work culture in the United States is in a strange place

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Frog embryos can opt to leave egg early

June 9th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Futurity News, Karen Warkentin, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Karen Warkentin, College of Arts & Sciences

Eggs are great places for frog embryos, but aren’t impervious to threats like limited oxygen, floods, fungal pathogens, and predators…

Expert quote:

“Hatching is a controlled, regulated response. At some point, the embryos will decide to do it. It’s amazing the information they attend to.”

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Does focus on Ebola miss other deadly diseases?

June 9th, 2015 in 2015, Davidson Hamer, Futurity News, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Davidson Hamer, School of Public Health

Clinicians looking for Ebola among sick travelers coming from West African countries may miss more common deadly illnesses, especially malaria, which requires quick diagnosis and appropriate treatment…

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Workaholism and the Downfall of Management by Face Time

June 5th, 2015 in 2015, Erin Reid, Newsmakers, Questrom School of Business, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Erin Reid, Questrom School of Business

Quick management question: if you have two employees, one who always shows up early and stays late, and one one who doesn’t, which do you think is the better worker? Answer: you have no idea…

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BU scientist uses existing drugs in fight against Ebola

June 4th, 2015 in 2015, Boston Globe, Ebola, Feature, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Hoping to develop a drug against Ebola, but lacking the $1 billion to bring a new medicine to market, Boston University infectious disease researcher Gene Olinger turned to a more affordable source of drugs — those already available at his local pharmacy…

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How ‘light’ cigarettes became a lie

June 2nd, 2015 in 2015, Boston Globe, Newsmakers, Questrom School of Business, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Stine Grodal, Questrom School of Business

Light cigarettes were introduced in the 1960s as a healthier version of a dangerous product…

Expert quote:

“When they came out, there was a lot of contestation about what is a light cigarette.”

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