Category: Science & Technology

Sequester will have a devastating impact on America’s research enterprise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three organizations representing America’s research universities today launched a website that aims to inform policymakers and the public of the impact that the upcoming budget sequester would have on federal funding for university research.  The organizations – the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of […]

Researchers from BUSM and COE Receive Grant to Develop Improved Virus Detection System

Contact: Gina M. Digravio, 617-638-8491 | gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) – A team of researchers from Boston University’s School of Medicine (BUSM) and College of Engineering (COE) have been awarded a five-year, $4.8 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop a low-cost, multiplexed virus detection platform. Based on technologies developed with seed funding from Boston […]

BU Researcher Plays Key Role In Discovery That Could Lead To A New Understanding Of Matter And Anti-Matter In The Universe

Contact: Patrick Farrell, 617-358-1185 | pmfarrel@bu.edu The international T2K collaboration announced today that they have observed an indication of a new type of neutrino transformation or oscillation from a muon neutrino to an electron neutrino. Boston University Professor of Physics Edward Kearns is among the team of researchers responsible for this discovery. Evidence of this […]

Findings indicate the edge of the solar system is filled with a turbulent sea of magnetic bubbles

Contact: Patrick Farrell, 617-358-1185 | pmfarrel@bu.edu (Boston) — Boston University astronomer Merav Opher will feature prominently in a NASA teleconference this week to discuss the latest findings about the nature of the solar system. A new computer model of the solar system based on data from the Voyager space probe indicates that the edge of […]

BU researchers identify extensive methane leaks under streets of Boston

Contact: Patrick Farrell, 617-358-1185 | pmfarrel@bu.edu (Boston) — Earlier this year, Boston University researchers and collaborators conducted a mobile greenhouse-gas audit in Boston and found hundreds of natural gas leaks under the streets and sidewalks of Greater Boston. Nathan Phillips, associate professor of geography and environment and director of BU’s Center for Environmental and Energy […]

Blueprint of a trend: How does a financial bubble burst?

Contact: Patrick Farrell, 617-358-1185 | pmfarrel@bu.edu (Boston)—A joint study by academics in Switzerland, Germany and at Boston University sheds new light on the formation of financial bubbles and crashes. Wild fluctuations in stock prices caused by bubbles bursting have had a dramatic impact on the world economy and the personal fortunes of millions of us […]

Boston University Researchers Validate Important Roles of iPSCs in Regenerative Medicine

Contact: Jenny Eriksen, 617-638-6841 | jeriksen@bu.edu (Boston) – Researchers from Boston University’s Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) have demonstrated that induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can differentiate into definitive endoderm cells, in vitro, with similar functional potential when compared to embryonic stem cells (ESCs), despite minor molecular differences between the two cell types. These findings […]

Blueprint of a trend: How does a financial bubble burst?

Contact: Patrick Farrell, 617-358-1185 | pmfarrel@bu.edu (Boston) – A joint study by academics in Switzerland, Germany and at Boston University sheds new light on the formation of financial bubbles and crashes. Wild fluctuations in stock prices caused by bubbles bursting have had a dramatic impact on the world economy and the personal fortunes of millions […]

BU Researcher Estimates Future Sea Level Rise by Looking to the Past

Contact: Patrick Farrell, 617-358-1185 | pmfarrel@bu.edu (Boston) –BU College of Arts & Sciences Paleoclimatologist Maureen Raymo and colleagues have published findings that should help scientists better estimate the level of sea level rise during a period of high atmospheric carbon dioxide levels 3 million years ago. That geologic era, known as the mid-Pliocene climate optimum, […]