Category: School of Medicine

New Research Indicates Key Protein May Directly Impact Development of Colon Cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 CONTACT: Kristen Perfetuo, 617-638-8484, New Research Indicates Key Protein May Directly Impact Development of Colon Cancer Discovery may lead to targeted new therapies for treatment of the disease (Boston) – Researchers have discovered a new role of a protein that, if manipulated, may help suppress Colorectal Cancer (CRC) growth. […]

Researchers Investigate New Strategy to Block Growth of Colon Cancer Cells

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, September 20, 2016 CONTACT: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, Researchers Investigate New Strategy to Block Growth of Colon Cancer Cells (Boston)—Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered a possible strategy to treat colon cancers that are caused by the mutant KRAS gene, which is responsible for approximately half of all colon […]

US Toughens Rules for Clinical-Trial Transparency

Scientific American Christopher Gill, School of Medicine The disappointing results of clinical trials will no longer be able to languish unpublished, thanks to rules released on September 16 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Expert quote: “From the perspective of consumers and science, […]

First Glimpse at Infectious Prion Shape

The Scientist David Harris, School of Medicine Mammalian prions are notoriously difficult as structural biology subjects, given their insolubility and tendency to aggregate. Expert quote: The work “gives a higher resolution picture of the structure of the infectious prion particles than has been possible before. It’s a very important question and one that’s very difficult to […]

Don’t leave the hospital until you know what comes next

Orlando Sentinel Suzanne Mitchell, School of Medicine Everything initially went well with Barbara Charnes’ surgery to fix a troublesome ankle. But after leaving the hospital, the 83-year-old soon found herself in a bad way. Expert quote: “Please slow down and repeat that” or “Can you be more specific?” or “Can you explain that using simple […]