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Lighting up the Brain

Faced with a problem, David Boas will invent a way around it. Boas, the founding director of the Boston University Neurophotonics Center and a world leader in the field of neurophotonics, which uses light to peer inside the living brain, built a homemade Ethernet connection to speed his doctoral research (one year before the first web browser was unveiled) and wrote a software program to make a girlfriend's research go faster. More

Cassandras, Paschalidis Lend Smart Cities Knowledge to Special Issue of Proceedings of the IEEE

Professor Christos Cassandras (ECE, SE) was invited to be one of three guest editors on the April 2018 issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE on smart cities; he also co-authored one of the papers along with Professor Ioannis Paschalidis (ECE, BME, SE), who co-authored two. More

Upgrading the Immune System to Fight Cancer

There have been few cancer treatments with such a promising future as using the patient’s own immune system. Known as chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, or CAR-T, this treatment uses re-engineered killer T-cells to attack cancer cells, but it also causes potentially deadly side effects. Now, research led by Assistant Professor Wilson Wong (BME) is opening doors to making such therapy safer and more effective. More

Researchers Illuminate the Path to a New Era of Microelectronics

A new microchip technology capable of optically transferring data could solve a severe bottleneck in current devices to speed data transfer and reduce energy consumption by orders of magnitude. More

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