Tag: BUSM

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 […]

BUSM researchers find link between childhood abuse and age at menarche

Contact: Gina Orlando, 617-638-8490, gina.orlando@bmc.org (Boston) – Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found an association between childhood physical and sexual abuse and age at menarche. The findings are published online in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Researchers led by corresponding author, Renée Boynton-Jarrett, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics at BUSM, found a […]

BUSM study identifies Adenosine Receptor’s role in regulating high fat diet-induced obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org (Boston) – A recent study led by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) demonstrates that the A2b-type adenosine receptor, A2bAR, plays a significant role in the regulation of high fat, high cholesterol diet-induced symptoms of type 2 diabetes. The findings, which are published online in PLoS ONE, also identify […]

BUSM In Vitro Study Identifies Potential Combination Therapy for Breast Cancer

Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org (Boston) – A study conducted at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) demonstrates an effective combination therapy for breast cancer cells in vitro. The findings, published in the July 2012 issue of Anticancer Research, raise the possibility of using this type of combination therapy for different forms of breast […]

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 […]

Study Finds Genes Associated with Hippocampal Atrophy

Contact: Gina DiGravio, (617) 638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) — In a genome-wide association (GWA) study, researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health (BUSPH), have identified several genes which influence degeneration of the hippocampus, the part of the brain most associated with Alzheimer disease (AD).  The study, which currently appears online as a […]

BU Study Finds Mass. Health Reform Leads to Increased Inpatient Surgical Procedures

Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) – Researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health (BUSM, BUSPH), along with the VA Boston Healthcare System and Harvard Medical School, have found inpatient medical procedures increased more among non-elderly, lower- and medium- income populations, Hispanics and whites, after health care reform went into effect in […]

Researchers Identify New Group of Proteins in the Brains of Alzheimer’s Patients

Contact: Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) – Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have identified a novel group of proteins that accumulate in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. These findings, which appear online in the Journal of Neuroscience, may open up novel approaches to diagnose and stage the progression likelihood of […]

BUSM Researcher Finds Link between Brain Signaling and Renal Function

Contact: Gina Orlando, (617) 638-8490, gina.orlando@bmc.org (Boston) – Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers recently uncovered a brain signaling pathway responsible for regulating the renal excretion of sodium. The findings appear in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Hypertension, or chronic high blood pressure, affects one-third of adults, significantly […]

Boston University, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System Study Shows First Case Series of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Blast-Exposed Military Service Personnel and Mechanism of Injury in Blast Neurotrauma

Contact:  Gina DiGravio, 617-638-8480, gina.digravio@bmc.org (Boston) – Investigators from Boston University (BU) and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System have shown evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in brain tissue from blast-exposed military service personnel. Laboratory experiments conducted by the investigators demonstrated that exposure to a single blast equivalent to a typical improvised explosive device […]