You may have heard the saying, “humans only use 10% of their brains,” and although this myth has been widely […]
Category: Spotlight Research
In new research published in Cell, Assistant Professor Ahmad ‘Mo’ Khalil, graduate student Minhee Park and colleagues engineered a fully synthetic epigenetic system to better understand, study, and control its behaviors. Using synthetic biology, they constructed molecular modules that mimic features of natural epigenetic systems and found that they were able to induce epigenetic activities in mammalian cells, such as storing cellular memory.
Their research proposal has three specific aims, but overall plans to deliver a systematic understanding of the effects of a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, ultrasound neuromodulation.
Groundbreaking collaboration among BU schools and researchers leads to $1 million NSF grant to address media overload
Professor Muhammad Zaman and his team at Boston University are partnering with Merck Global Health to further develop PharmaChk, a user-friendly, portable device for testing drugs of questionable quality.
Professor Joyce Wong (BME, MSE) and Associate Professor R. Glynn Holt (ME), have discovered a possible non-invasive, preventative treatment to keep abdominal adhesions from forming after surgery. With a new grant from the National Institutes of Health for phase II of their project, the pair hope to continue the work to develop this for clinical use one day.
An interview with Emma Anquillare about her Advanced Light Source Doctoral Fellowship at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California. As a selected participant, she gains hands-on scientific training at a DOE synchrotron research facility.
Antibiotic resistance is a global threat that leads to more than 23,000 deaths each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Over exposure to antibiotics has long been blamed, but Assistant Professor Mary Dunlop is flipping that idea on its head, finding that bacteria can also develop resistance without being exposed to antibiotics.
With the ever-increasing development of self-driving cars, consumers should be cautious about what technology is providing the safest and best […]
Professor Christopher Chen has been selected to receive the 2019 Robert A. Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award, the Biomedical Engineering Society’s premier recognition for outstanding achievements and leadership in the science and practice of biomedical engineering.