For Knee Replacement, Physical Therapy Reduces Risk of Chronic Opioid Use

BU researchers find even low levels of physical therapy before or after surgery can lower the odds The world’s most common form of arthritis, knee osteoarthritis, causes people pain and hurts their quality of life. Total knee replacement is the only option for people with severe knee osteoarthritis, but even that invasive surgery still leaves […]

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MED’s Biology of the Lung Funded through Its 50th—Yes, 50th—Year

BU’s longest running federally funded training program began in 1975 Pulmonary fellow Ellen Suder (MED’26,’26) working in the high containment lab, BSL-4, at BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL). Photo by Cydney Scott. When the School of Medicine training program called Biology of the Lung: A Multidisciplinary Program began, on July 1, 1975, Gerald […]

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BU-Led Global Commission Launches Roadmap to Better Health Using Big Data

Groundbreaking report, a collaboration with Rockefeller Foundation, offers recommendations for advancing health equity Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization delivering opening remarks during the launch of the report by the Rockefeller Foundation–BU Commission on Health Determinants, Data, and Decision-Making (3-D Commission) Tuesday, September 21. Photo courtesy of BU School of Public Health. […]

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This Behavioral Scientist Wants to Help Increase COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

Nina Mazar is coming up with ways to get more people vaccinated, and positively influence other behaviors related to energy usage, organ donation For Boston University behavioral scientist Nina Mazar, getting the chance to influence real-world change is the driving force behind her research: What inspires people to change their habits? How do people make […]

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Why Global COVID Vaccinations Are Dangerously Lagging: Six Things to Know

As Delta variant spreads rapidly, BU-led panel explains why vaccination rollout isn’t keeping pace   As the United States flounders to meet its coronavirus vaccine targets—only 49 percent of Americans are fully vaccinated to date—the especially contagious Delta variant has the daily number of new cases back on the upswing, with a 171 percent increase […]

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Study Reveals Recipe for Even More Powerful COVID-19 Vaccines

NEIDL, Broad scientists say next-generation vaccines could stimulate another arm of the immune system, imparting better protection against coronavirus variants A new study looking at the way human cells activate the immune system in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection could open the door to even more effective and powerful vaccines against the coronavirus and its rapidly […]

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BU Donates Masks

On March 19, BU’s Fraunhofer USA Center for Manufacturing Innovation donated 1,000 masks to the Pine Street Inn. The masks will be distributed to area housing sites and shelters, says Matt Ferrer (left), Pine Street Inn volunteer coordinator. Manufactured by a machine developed at the Fraunhofer center, the masks are made of the same material […]

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New BU Lab Studies Medicaid, Where Racism, Poverty, and COVID-19 Meet

A new, friendlier White House heralds possible fixes in health program for the poor BU’s new Medicaid Policy Lab studies federal-state health program for poor Americans Interdisciplinary research includes problems like racial disparities Positions University as possible leader as new presidential administration front-burners health care The ugly reflection America sees when it looks in the […]

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Three Key Takeaways from President Biden’s Rapid Movement on Climate Policy

BU international relations and environmental policy expert reflects on whirlwind of climate action issued from the Oval Office With just over a week in office, President Joe Biden has moved quickly to reinstate the United States into multiple international agreements and agencies through new executive actions that undo moves by the Trump administration—including rejoining the […]

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History Made as BU Gives First COVID-19 Vaccines

Described by a nurse as “liquid gold,” vaccine administered Friday to almost 170, with healthcare employees among first inoculated On Friday, a gray, wintry day, Anne Patey, Student Health Services (SHS) director of nursing, checked in Emily Gibb at her table in the FitRec basketball gym that is now BU’s COVID-19 vaccination center. Patey opened […]

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