Meet BU’s Six CAREER Award Recipients

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 […]

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CAS Physicists Uncover Swimming Secrets of H. pylori

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, […]

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Molecule Makers

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 […]

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Catching Lung Cancer Early

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 […]

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Promotion to Full Professor for Four MED Faculty

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 […]

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