Category: School of Medicine

Despite NFL cries, CTE rolls on

Boston Herald Robert Stern, School of Medicine Boston University neuroscientist Dr. Robert Stern said his groundbreaking study on head trauma, which was officially launched yesterday, will not be sullied by the long-brewing controversy over the NFL’s alleged attempts to strip him of his funding… Expert quote: “I’m just so unbelievably excited to get this science […]

A deadly crisis: mapping the spread of America’s drug overdose epidemic

The Guardian Alexander Walley, School of Medicine Overdoses kill more Americans than car crashes or guns – and experts say the crisis hasn’t yet peaked… Expert quote: “The simplistic idea was, ‘Oh, this is all about prescription opioids, and therefore that’s all we need to do: reduce the supply of prescription opioids and we’ll reduce […]

Experts split over health concerns from lead in schools’ water

Boston Globe (subscription required) Sean Palfrey, School of Medicine A pediatrician told worried parents of Boston school children earlier this month that the amount of lead contamination found in the water in some schools was extremely unlikely to have harmed their children. But other experts aren’t so sure… Expert quote: “We know that there will […]