Move Over, Iron Man

BU profs on team working on a wearable robot could help stroke suffers walk farther and faster This video demonstrates how the soft exosuit may help people retrain their gait after a stroke. The exosuit allows the wearer to walk more symmetrically, while using less energy. Video by the Wyss Institute. Powered by a chunky […]

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LAW-based CARB-X Awards $24 Million for Superbug Antibiotics

Wellcome Trust gives $155M for nonprofit’s work on “huge global challenge” Kevin Outterson, LAW’s N. Neal Pike Scholar in Health and Disability Law, leads CARB-X, the world’s largest public-private partnership working to accelerate development of urgently needed new antimicrobials. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. A BU School of Law–based public-private partnership to spur the development of […]

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Unraveling Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is an epidemic. It attacks the brain’s nerve cells, causing memory loss, behavioral changes, confusion, and deterioration of language skills. It affects more than five million Americans 65 and older, and that is expected to increase to 13.8 million by 2050 unless science finds a treatment. Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are […]

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A New Diagnostic for Kidney Disease

MED prof honored as BU Innovator of the Year David J. Salant, a MED professor of medicine and of pathology and laboratory medicine, is BU’s Innovator of the Year. Photos by Esther Ro (COM’15). Suggest to David Salant that his research must have taken a long time and you’ll hear a dry chuckle. “How about 30 […]

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Could an Ebola Treatment Already Exist?

Research led by a NEIDL scientist finds hope in Zoloft, Vascor Immunologist Gene Olinger, in the attire of his profession, thinks existing drugs for depression and heart disease might be effective against Ebola. Photo courtesy Gene Olinger. What if Zoloft and Vascor—safe prescription drugs that you can pick up at your CVS for depression and […]

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The Curious Case of the Light Cigarette

What happens when consumers take things for granted? Stine Grodal, Questrom assistant professor of strategy and innovation, has studied the evolution of light cigarettes. Photo by Michael D. Spencer. In the mid-1960s, a new type of cigarette appeared in America. Manufacturers called them “lights,” and advertised that more sophisticated filters, highly porous paper, and new […]

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