Category: School of Medicine

Can Drinking Alcohol Really Extend Your Life?

June 17th, 2015 in 2015, Newsmakers, R. Curtis Ellison, School of Medicine 0 comments

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R. Curtis Ellison, School of Medicine

Is booze the secret to hitting your 100th birthday?…

Expert quote:

“In almost every epidemiologic study, where people have been followed for years and years, those who consume alcohol moderately tend to live a little longer. It varies from one year to several years longer than people who do not drink at all during their lifetime.”

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Can anti-aging smart drugs boost your brainpower?

June 16th, 2015 in 2015, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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Thomas Perls, School of Medicine

Age may bring wisdom, but we all want to feel youthful in mind and body…

Expert quote:

“Going to an anti-aging clinic might accelerate aging.”

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The Secret Lives of Supercentenarians

June 9th, 2015 in 2015, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Thomas Perls, School of Medicine

Living to 110 or beyond usually means staying surprisingly lucid and healthy until the last moment…

Expert quote:

“They compress the time that they’re experiencing disability as well as diseases to the very end of their lives.”

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Corset training, a celebrity weight loss trend, largely busted

June 8th, 2015 in 2015, Caroline Apovian, CNN.com, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Caroline Apovian, School of Medicine

Corsets are more than just eye-catching garments for women embracing their seductive side or a fashion statement for “Game of Thrones” fans…

Expert quote:

“If people like the way it looks, that is fine temporarily.”

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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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Parents, doctors debate merits of mandatory vaccination

June 3rd, 2015 in 2015, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Sean Palfrey, Worcester Telegram & Gazette 0 comments

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Sean Palfrey, School of Medicine

Bay State parents can opt their children out of vaccination requirements by claiming it conflicts with “sincere religious beliefs,” an exemption parents lobbied to expand on Wednesday…

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Why do we dream? You asked Google – here’s the answer

June 3rd, 2015 in 2015, Newsmakers, Patrick McNamara, School of Medicine, The Guardian 0 comments

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Patrick McNamara, School of Medicine

Maybe we should ask the duck-billed platypus…

Expert quote:

“One of the main things that gets on my nerves is [the idea] that dreams are just random flux during the night, that they mean nothing. There’s pretty good evidence now that dreams are functional.”

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After Caitlyn Jenner’s debut, Surgeon explains facial feminization surgery

June 2nd, 2015 in 2015, Boston Globe, Jeffrey Spiegel, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Jeffrey Spiegel, School of Medicine

“When you look at someone’s face, how do you know if you’re looking at a man or a woman?”…

Expert quote:

“If you see a woman with facial hair, you don’t think it’s a man. If you see a man with makeup or a wig, you don’t think it’s a woman. It’s not the superficial things. What I’ve discovered I don’t think is intuitive.”

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Why this rookie gave up $1 million in the NFL

June 1st, 2015 in 2015, Ann McKee, BU Studio, Centers & Institutes in the News, CNN, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Ann McKee, School of Medicine, Alzheimer’s Disease Center

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A Boston scientist created an online calculator that tells you when you will die — and you can try it right now

May 27th, 2015 in 2015, Business Insider, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine, Thomas Perls 0 comments

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Thomas Perls, School of Medicine

While there’s no way to tell exactly how long you will live, scientists have already learned a lot about the factors that are most important to a long and healthy life…

Expert quote:

“You don’t need a genetic test to find out what you need to be doing to be healthy… in terms of behaviors, we already know.

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