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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Nahid Bhadelia to Head New BU Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases

Will connect policy with research and use lessons from Ebola and COVID to prepare lawmakers and the public for next crisis The first-floor classroom is empty inside the Boston University School of Medicine on a gray and chilly May morning in the South End. The whiteboard is marked up from earlier instruction and the only […]

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Photo Gallery: A Look Back at an Unforgettable 2020

Images capture how the COVID-19 pandemic transformed life at BU Enjoying a warm and sunny day: Samantha Duggan (Sargent’23) on BU Beach September 14. Photo by Cydney Scott.  When 2020 began, no one could have imagined it would end with a world turned upside down by a virus no one had ever heard of, a […]

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Vaping Could Make You Over 40 Percent More Likely to Get Respiratory Disease

In one of the first long-term studies of vaping, BU researchers find former and current e-cigarette users may be headed for asthma, COPD, and more Photo by Diego Cervo / iStock. Because using e-cigarettes (“vaping”) has been marketed as a less harmful alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes, it has been difficult to tell whether the […]

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What Sets Off Deadly Levels of Lung Inflammation in Some COVID-19 Patients?

In human stem cell–derived lung tissue infected with coronavirus, BU scientists are studying the biological domino effect SARS-CoV-2 sets off A team of infectious disease and regenerative medicine researchers at Boston University, studying human stem cell–derived lung tissue infected with SARS-CoV-2, are discovering new insights into how the novel coronavirus kicks off a cascade of […]

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Watch These 3D-Printed Nasal Swab Prototypes Take Form

BU graduate researcher is developing alternative swabs in response to the global supply shortage created by the coronavirus pandemic In this video, watch BU graduate researcher Jessie Song 3D print prototypes of alternative nasopharyngeal swabs, which could help bridge the supply shortage caused by global demands for coronavirus testing. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the […]

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Q&A: How BU Plans to Test Students, Faculty, and Staff for COVID-19

ENG’s Catherine Klapperich on how self-sampling, robots, and a new lab will help make campus as safe as possible Catherine Klapperich, ENG professor of biomedical engineering, will spearhead BU’s COVID-19 testing lab. Photo (left) by Kelly Davidson. The key step in the return to any sort of residential life at Boston University is testing people […]

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How One Infectious Disease Expert Researches Coronavirus While Treating Patients Who Have It

BU physician-scientist Joshua Barocas works on the front lines of the pandemic at Boston Medical Center After treating coronavirus patients, Joshua Barocas removes his shoes, and sometimes his clothes, before entering his home to protect his family. Photo (left) courtesy of Joshua Barocas. Joshua Barocas has what he calls a “dad decontamination protocol,” essential for […]

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