Tag: Boston University School of Medicine

BUSM /BMC Researcher Receives Grant to Examine Food Insecurity in Households with a Child with Special Healthcare Needs

For Immediate Release, June 12, 2013 Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org, 617-638-6841 (Boston) – Ruth Rose-Jacobs, ScD, associate professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a research scientist at Boston Medical Center (BMC), has received funding for a two-year study to examine the association between the presence of young children with […]

Virtual Patient Advocate Delivers Preconception Care to Improve Pregnancy Outcomes

For Immediate Release, April 30, 2013 Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org (Boston) – Results of a pilot study suggest that a virtual patient advocate (VPA) could help influence positive changes and help women have healthier pregnancies. Developed at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Northeastern University, “Gabby” is an […]

BUSM Researchers Identify Novel Approach to Study COPD and Treatment Efficacy

For Immediate Release: April 11, 2013 Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org (Boston) – Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have pinpointed a genetic signature for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from airway cells harvested utilizing a minimally invasive procedure. The findings provide a novel way to study COPD and could lead to […]

Utilizing MRI to Measure Blood Flow Over Atherosclerotic Plaques May Aid in Detection of Dangerous Plaques

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2013 Contact: Jenny Eriksen, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org (Boston) – Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have shown that using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure blood flow over atherosclerotic plaques could help identify plaques at risk for thrombosis. The findings, which appear in the March issue of Circulation Cardiovascular […]

BUSM Study Reveals B cells as Therapeutic Targets to Alter Obesity-Associated Inflammation and Type 2 Diabetes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 12, 2013, Jenny Eriksen Leary, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org (Boston) – New research from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) reveals that B cells regulate obesity-associated inflammation and type 2 diabetes through two specific mechanisms. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, indicates the importance of continuing to explore B […]

BUSM urologist elected president of Massachusetts Association of Practicing Urologists

Contact: Gina Orlando, (617) 638-8490, gina.orlando@bmc.org (Boston) – Richard Babayan, MD, professor and chair of urology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and chief of the department of urology at Boston Medical Center (BMC) was elected president of the Massachusetts Association of Practicing Urologists (MAPU) at the American Urological Association annual meeting in May. […]

New Orthopaedic Surgeon joins BMC and BUSM faculty

Contact: Gina Orlando, (617) 638-8490, gina.orlando@bmc.org (Boston) – Robert J. Nicoletta, MD has joined Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) as an orthopaedic surgeon and assistant professor and co-director of sports medicine in the department of orthopaedic surgery. Nicoletta will see patients at both the Shapiro Ambulatory Care Center at […]

Study finds non-disclosure of HIV Serostatus common among India female sex workers

Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) – Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) in partnership with Indian researchers and HIV positive networks groups, have found that in India, non-disclosure of HIV serostatus to sex partners among both HIV-infected female sex workers (FSWs) and HIV-infected clients of FSWs is exceedingly common. These findings currently […]

BUSM Researchers Identify Role of FOXO1 Gene in Parkinson’s Disease

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org (Boston) – A recent study led by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) revealed that the FOXO1 gene may play an important role in the pathological mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease. These findings are published online in PLoS Genetics, a peer-reviewed open-access journal published by the Public Library […]

Researchers find alcohol plays no role in disclosing HIV status among Russians

Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) — Disclosure of HIV positive serostatus to sexual partners is considered an important public health goal to prevent new infections. Disclosure can motivate sex partners to make informed choices and change behavior through negotiation of safer sex practices. It might also prompt partner testing and counseling. A team of […]