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Bearded for a good cause: BU’s Delta Tau Delta fraternity members plus No-Shave November equals raising money for cancer prevention, research, and education. Cancer treatment can cause hair loss. Letting their hair grow wild and free, participants and sponsors donate the money spent on shaving and grooming. Photo by Cydney Scott

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Catherine Grgicak

Not Guilty, Probably

DNA crime scene evidence has a powerful influence on a jury. But the difficulties inherent in DNA analysis, particularly with multiple suspects and degraded samples, can lead to wrongful conviction. Crime labs need new tools to help interpret mixed and degraded DNA evidence. A team of BU forensic scientists is on the case.

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Mental Health Matters

Mental Health has become a critical issue on college campuses. Here at BU, Behavioral Medicine clinicians report that the number of students in crisis coming in for help has more than doubled over the past five years. And the number of students needing medical transports for psychiatric evaluation has also risen, from 68 in the 2010–2011 academic year to 120 last year. In light of this alarming trend, BU Today examines the state of mental health both nationally and at BU in this special four-part series.

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