News Releases

The CatholicTV Network, in Partnership with Boston University, to Provide International Canonization Coverage

April 10th, 2014 in News Releases.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2014 Contact: Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 or kjastive@bu.edu (BOSTON) - The CatholicTV Network, in partnership with Boston University’s College of Communication (COM), will provide international coverage of the canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II. John XXIII and John Paul II will be declared saints on April 27, 2014, the day... More

BU Researchers Identify Specific Causes of Brown Fat Cell “Whitening”

April 9th, 2014 in 2014, Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine.

EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE until 5 p.m. EDT April 8 by the Journal of Clinical Investigation Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org BU Researchers Identify Specific Causes of Brown Fat Cell “Whitening” (Boston) – Boston University researchers have learned new information about the consequences of overeating high-calorie foods. Not only does this lead... More

Study: Sharks Sense Prey in Surprising Ways

April 3rd, 2014 in News Releases.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2014 CONTACT: Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240 or  kjastive@bu.edu (BOSTON) - How sharks hunt prey — from the first whiff to the final chomp — is revealed as never before in a new study about shark senses that was supported by the National Science Foundation and published in PLOS ONE. The... More

BUSM Study Finds Increasing Health Coverage Does Not Improve Readmission Rates

March 31st, 2014 in 2014, Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 31, 2014, Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org   BUSM Study Finds Increasing Health Coverage Does Not Improve Readmission Rates   Boston—In a first of its kind retrospective study, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers have found that providing health insurance coverage to previously uninsured people does not result in reducing... More

Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine investigating genetics of Parkinson’s disease

March 21st, 2014 in 2014, Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine.

Media Contact:  Gina DiGravio (617) - 638-8480 Gina.Digravio@bmc.org Enrollment Contact: Cathi A. Thomas, RN, MS (617) 638-7737 neurocat@bu.edu Raymond C. James, RN, BS (617) 638-7745 rcjames@bu.edu March 20, 2014 — Researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) along with Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) will study individuals with genetic mutations associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD) as one of 32 clinical sites... More

First Guidelines for Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension in Sickle Cell Disease

March 19th, 2014 in 2014, Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine.

For Immediate Release, March 17, 2014 Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org, 617-638-6841 (Boston) –Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) physicians have helped create the first set of clinical guidelines for treating patients with pulmonary hypertension in sickle cell disease. Elizabeth Klings, MD, director of the pulmonary hypertension... More

BU Sargent Receives $2.75M NIH Grant to Develop Visually Guided Hearing Aid

March 18th, 2014 in News Releases.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2014 CONTACT: Stephanie Rotondo, (617) 353-7476, rotondos@bu.edu (Boston) – Boston University (BU) College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College was recently awarded a five-year, $2.75M grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to test and refine a prototype Visually Guided Hearing... More

Boston University to Host Symposium on the Legacy of the Women’s Liberation Movement

March 14th, 2014 in 2014, News Releases.

Political, literary, artistic, and legal reflections on the “Revolutionary Moment”   BOSTON UNIVERSITY  MEDIA ADVISORY  For Immediate Release  Contact:  Jaho King, 617-358-2370, jking@bu.edu   (Boston) — What is the legacy of the women’s liberation movement, the span between the late ‘60s and early ‘70s with no definitive start or end date that roiled the status quo and... More

Boston University Research Reveals Surprising Results about Kids’ Capacity for Scientific Literacy

March 11th, 2014 in 2014, News Releases.

Storybook Helps Five to Eight Year Olds Learn Natural Selection It turns out kids can understand complex scientific concepts – like natural selection – far beyond what anyone would have expected. To demonstrate this, Boston University cognitive developmental psychologist Deborah Kelemen and her co-researchers created a 10-page picture storybook about pilosas, a... More

SICKLE CELL TRAIT: Neglected opportunities in the era of genomic medicine

March 7th, 2014 in 2014, Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine.

March 6, 2014, 11 am EST Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston)--While acknowledging the potential of genomics to prevent and treat disease, researchers from Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) believe it is long past due to use current scientific data and technical advances to reduce the... More

Study Finds Frequent Experiences of Racism Associated with Greater Weight Gain among African American Women

March 5th, 2014 in 2014, Health & Medicine, News Releases.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 4, 2014 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston)--A recent analysis conducted by investigators from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University has found that frequent experiences of racism were associated with a higher risk of obesity among African American women. The findings, which currently appear online in the... More

BU Sargent Researcher Awarded Grant to Study Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

March 3rd, 2014 in 2014, Health & Medicine, News Releases.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Stephanie Rotondo, (617) 353-7476, rotondos@bu.edu  (Boston) – Mahasweta Girgenrath, PhD, assistant professor in the department of health sciences and director of the Muscle Disorders and Regenerative Biology Laboratory at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College was recently awarded a two-year, $100,000 grant from the congenital... More

BU Sargent Physical Therapy Intervention Reduces Injury in Custodial Workers

February 21st, 2014 in News Releases.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 21, 2014 CONTACT: Stephanie Rotondo, (617) 353-7476, rotondos@bu.edu  (Boston) – US employers pay nearly $1 billion each week for direct workers’ compensation costs according to estimates from the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration. A Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College doctoral... More

Controlling biology with biomaterials: David J. Mooney to talk at BU Thursday, March 13

February 14th, 2014 in 2014, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Health & Medicine, News Releases.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 12, 2014 Contact:  Jackie Simon Associate Director of Publications & Media Relations Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine 617-638-4892, jackier@bu.edu (Boston) – There are hundreds of clinical trials of cell therapy currently underway, but simple cell infusions lead to large-scale cell death, little control over cell fate, and a typically... More

Review Paper Examines Clinical and Policy Implications of Intimate Partner Violence Among Women Veterans

February 12th, 2014 in 2014, Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, February 12, 2014 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) --Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious public health concern for all, however women who experience IPV are more likely to sustain injury and report adverse health consequences. An expanding body of research suggests that experience of IPV is common... More

Boston University to Host Symposium Marking 150 Years of National Banking

February 4th, 2014 in 2014, News Releases.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY MEDIA ADVISORY For Immediate Release  Contact:  Richard Taffe, 617/353-2240, rtaffe@bu.edu  Comptroller of the Currency Curry, Volcker, Bair, Dodd and Frank among participants (Boston) — The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) commemorates its 150th anniversary at a symposium – “Building on 150 Years: The Future of National Banking” – hosted by... More

MET’s Online Programs in Computer Information Systems and Management Rank #2 and #8 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs

January 29th, 2014 in 2014, Business, Metropolitan College, News Releases.

For Immediate Release Contact: Kira Jastive, 617-358-1240, kjastive@bu.edu   Metropolitan College’s Online Master’s Programs in Computer Information Systems and Management Rank #2 and #8 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs   January 8, 2014, Boston—Two Boston University Metropolitan College (MET) graduate programs placed in the top ten Best Online Programs, according... More

Boston University Study Examines the Development of Children’s Prelife Reasoning

January 27th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, News Releases.

Evidence suggests our hard-wired belief in immortality may be the root of core religious beliefs For Immediate Release: January 27, 2014 By Barbara Moran Most people, regardless of race, religion or culture, believe they are immortal. That is, people believe that part of themselves–some indelible core, soul or essence–will transcend the body’s death... More

Study Shows Reducing Liver Protein SIRT1 Levels Plays a Role in Abnormal Metabolism Related to Fatty Liver and Obesity

January 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 21, 2014 Contact:  Jenny Eriksen Leary, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org (Boston) – A new study led by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) demonstrates that the abnormal metabolism linked to obesity could be regulated in part by the interaction of two metabolic regulators, called the NAD-dependent deacetylase SIRT1 and fibroblast... More

BUSM Study Finds Decreased Life Expectancy for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

January 22nd, 2014 in 2014, Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine.

For Immediate Release, January 21, 2014 Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) – The first large scale study in the U.S. on the mortality of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) has been published and provides new information about the life expectancy of people with the disease. The study appears in the journal... More