Research

Here you’ll find informal updates about the diverse range of interdisciplinary, collaborative, and innovative research found across all academic departments, programs, centers and institutes at Boston University.

Exploring the Mind’s Eye: Q&A with Neuroscientist Andrey Vyshedskiy

May 28th, 2014 in Professor voices, Psychology, Science

Do you ever stop to think about what is happening when you imagine something? Or when you picture something perfectly in your mind's eye? The process of creating images or thoughts in our head the... More

Virtual coach helps Parkinson’s patients stick with exercise

May 30th, 2013 in Health, Medicine, Professor voices, Research, Science

New research from Terry Ellis, assistant professor at Sargent College and Director of the Center for Neurorehabilitation, has found that a virtual exercise coach was effective in helping individuals with Parkinson's disease adhere to a daily walking regimen. Twenty subjects... More

Boston Marathon times likely to get slower as climate changes

April 12th, 2013 in Environment, Research, Science

Recent research by biology professor Richard Primack and a group of graduate students predicts that climate change may result in slower times for future runners in the Boston Marathon. “We found that warmer temperatures on the... More

Share and share alike? New research shows equal sharing comes with age

March 21st, 2013 in Professor voices, Psychology, Research, Science

New research from Peter Blake, assistant professor of psychology, has found that children as young as three understand the concept of being fair when it comes to sharing, but don't show the behavior until ages 7... More

Dean’s Corner: Creating the societal engineer

February 5th, 2013 in Dean's Corner, Education, Engineering, Professor voices, Science, Videos

Kenneth Lutchen, Dean of the College of Engineering, discusses what it means to be a "societal engineer" and how BU is using (and even trademarked) this concept to educate and create the engineers of the... More

New website highlights importance of federally funded research

November 19th, 2012 in Science, University News

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... More

Voyager 1 moves toward interstellar space

October 10th, 2012 in Science, Videos

Merav Opher, assistant professor of astronomy, discusses the Voyager mission and what the next big milestone is for Voyager 1, in particular, as it moves out of our solar system to become the first spacecraft... More

Study: Global urban areas expected to triple by 2030

September 27th, 2012 in Science

Global urban areas will nearly triple by 2030 from what they were at the beginning of the 21st century, according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The... More

Japan earthquake – one year later

March 7th, 2012 in Public Health, Science

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan, killing more than 15,000 people. A year later, thousands are still missing. The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant suffered major damage and... More

Summer temps soon to be more extreme

October 21st, 2011 in Science, Videos

A study authored by Bruce Anderson, associate professor of geography and environment, published in the journal Climatic Change, has found that summertime temperatures across much of the planet will soon become more extreme. According to Anderson, the scientific... More