Category: School of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center Receive NIH Funds for National Precision Medicine Research Program

EMBARGOED by the NIH until Thursday, October 13, at 6:00 a.m. ET CONTACT: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, ginad@bu.edu Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center Receive NIH Funds for National Precision Medicine Research Program (Boston)–The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today that Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) will […]

Study Finds New Approach to Block Binge Eating

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 6, 2016 CONTACT: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, ginad@bu.edu Study Finds New Approach to Block Binge Eating  May Provide Better Understanding of Disorder, Possible Treatments (Boston)—A new therapeutic target for the treatment of compulsive binge eating has been identified by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). The study, which is published […]

How long can people live? New study suggests there’s a limit

Associated Press Thomas Perls, School of Medicine Just how long can people live?… Expert quote: Instead of searching for an anti-aging pill, people should focus on eating better and exercising to stay healthy in their twilight years, said Dr. Thomas Perls, professor of geriatrics at Boston University who heads the New England Centenarian Study. View […]

Family classes tied to better school performance for poor kids

Reuters Caroline Kistin, School of Medicine Children in low-income families who get extra help building social skills before kindergarten may behave better and get higher grades than their peers, a small study suggests… Expert quote: “The findings of this study are consistent with previous findings that the social-emotional health of young children is one of […]

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

Daily Herald Suzanne Mitchell, School of Medicine Everything initially went well with Barbara Charnes’ surgery to fix a troublesome ankle… Expert quote: “Please slow down and repeat that” or “Can you be more specific?” or “Can you explain that using simple language?” said Suzanne Mitchell, an assistant professor of family medicine at Boston University’s School […]