BU Awarded $23.4 Million NIH Grant

For turning discoveries into treatments, diagnostics, improved health David Center directs Boston University’s Clinical & Translational Science Institute, which received an NIH renewal grant to help investigators on both campuses conduct multidisciplinary clinical research. Photo by Cydney Scott. BU’s Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has been awarded a $23.4 million, four-year National Institutes of […]

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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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$1.6 NIH Grant for Pneumonia Research

Medical School professor will study how immunity to the disease develops and how it protects certain people “The goal of this study is to better define the immune mechanisms preventing pneumonia during late childhood and much of adulthood,” says Joseph Mizgerd. Photo by Cydney Scott. Joseph Mizgerd, a professor of medicine, microbiology, and biochemistry at […]

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Preventing an Antibiotic Apocalypse

The business model for drug innovation is broken — universities key to figuring out fixes, says health law prof By: Sara Rimer Kevin Outterson is a leading scholar on the economic and legal global framework needed to combat resistance and keep antibiotics available for future generations. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. When Kevin Outterson, a professor […]

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Five BU Medical Campus Faculty Honored by Their Peers

Elected Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science Five faculty at the Boston University Medical Campus have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. David Michael Center, BU School of Medicine (MED) professor of medicine and biochemistry and associate provost […]

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