Tag: research

Professor Voices — One professor’s fight to help the children of incarcerated parents

One professor’s fight to help the children of incarcerated parents For College of General Studies professor Megan Sullivan, it’s personal. By Megan Sullivan When I was ten years old my father, a lawyer, was incarcerated. He was what some people call a “white collar criminal” and spent two years in prison. Because I come from a […]

BUSM Study Reveals Novel Mechanism by Which UVA Contributes to Photoaging of Skin

For Immediate Release: April 25, 2013 Contact: Jenny Eriksen Leary, 617-638-6841, jenny.eriksen@bmc.org (Boston) – A study conducted by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) provides new evidence that longwave ultraviolet light (UVA) induces a protein that could result in premature skin aging. The findings demonstrate that aspects of photoaging, the process of skin […]

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 […]

Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine Expands Elective Externship Program to Two University Sites in China

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2013 Contact: Mary Becotte:  617-638-5147, becottem@bu.edu Boston—Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) will expand its Global Elective Externship program during the 2013–14 academic year to include an exchange program with two institutions in China: Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Stomatology (SJUSS), located in Shanghai, and the […]

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 […]

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 […]