Category: Research @ BU

Millions Injected Into Push for New Antibiotics

National Geographic Kevin Outterson, School of Law A new federal-private partnership will devote more than $350 million over the next five years to one of the trickiest aspects of the problem of drug resistance: encouraging pharmaceutical companies to make new antibiotics… Expert quote: “There is nothing like this for antibiotics now.” View full article

With superbug scourge looming, global group bets on biotechs to turn the tide

STAT News Kevin Outterson, School of Law Gunning to beat back a global scourge of superbugs, a transatlantic group is committing tens of millions of dollars, some of that from American taxpayers, to back biotech startups developing novel antibiotics… Expert quote: “If you look at the last eight new antibiotics that were approved by the […]

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Is Shrinking, But The Planet Remains Hot: Here’s Possibly Why

International Business Times James O’Donoghue, College of Arts & Sciences An energy mystery that has long confused scientists may have been solved. Astronomers have wondered about the source of Jupiter’s high temperatures in its upper atmosphere considering the planet is so far away from the Sun — 483.8 million miles, to be precise… Expert quote: “With […]

Why is Jupiter extra-hot over the Great Red Spot? Scientists puzzle over superstorm

Los Angeles Times James O’Donoghue, College of Arts & Sciences Scientists scanning Jupiter’s atmosphere have found a mysterious spike in temperature high above the Great Red Spot — that massive, swirling storm that has graced the planet’s face for centuries… Expert quote: “Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune are all far too hot in their upper atmospheres […]

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is heating the gas giant’s upper atmosphere

United Press International James O’Donoghue, College of Arts & Sciences Jupiter’s upper atmosphere is significantly hotter than can be explained by solar radiation alone… Expert quote: “With solar heating from above ruled out, we designed observations to map the heat distribution over the entire planet in search for any temperature anomalies that might yield clues […]

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is Also Red Hot, Study Show James O’Donoghue, College of Arts & Sciences Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is apparently also red hot: The highest temperatures ever observed on the planet were recently detected in the region above the ginormous storm… Expert quote: “Changes in density around the Great Red Spot will shoot waves in all directions. We believe that acoustic […]