For nearly 30 years, Boston University has led the largest and longest-running study of Black women’s health, shining a light on tragic disparities and showing women their lives matter.
Cheng was chosen for his innovations in biomedical engineering, including inventing a treatment for MRSA and imaging molecules inside living cells.
These BU researchers will use their National Science Foundation funding to develop new methods and solutions in their fields of study Boston University researchers recently received CAREER awards, granted from the National Science Foundation, with one of the six winners investigating space weather in order to safeguard satellites and other orbiting technologies making their way […]
Gift from alum and trustee funds research and information warehouse One in every seven men in the United States will get prostate cancer, making it the second most common type, after skin cancer, for American men. It tends to be a slow-growing disease, but can sprint to life-threatening severity if detected too late. Screening for […]
How the ulcer- and cancer-causing bacterium survives the stomach Rama Bansil (left) and Maira Constantino study how the shape of H. pylori shape contributes to its swimming ability. Their work could impact the fields of drug delivery and cancer treatment. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. While not as inspiring as the heart or as mysterious as the brain, […]
MED researchers’ genetic test may open door to easy diagnosis The work of Avrum Spira and his group may eventually lead to a simple screening for lung cancer. Photo by Cydney Scott. Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in the United States—and in the world. According to the National Cancer Institute, it accounts for […]
A unique chemical library offers new hope for hard-to-treat diseases By Kate Becker and photos by Dan Aguirre. Can a molecule be beautiful? As director of BU’s Center for Molecular Discovery (CMD), John Porco has helped to create some 7,000 new molecules. To a chemist’s eye, their ornate “architecture” makes them beautiful, says Porco. But […]
New test may prevent invasive procedures and save lives Lung cancer is responsible for the most cancer deaths in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute, it will kill an estimated 158,000 people in 2015, more than breast, prostate, and colon cancer combined. Because lung cancer grows and spreads so quickly, many healthy […]
Expertise in cancer treatment, PTSD, antibiotic resistance, blood transfusion Four faculty members of the School of Medicine have been promoted to full professor in recognition of their scholarship. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky. Their research runs the gamut from high-tech cancer-spotting to preventing domestic violence among veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. And their expertise has earned […]