Ann McKee Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

BU neurologist studying concussions in athletes and soldiers Photo by Asia Kepka. The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is made up of more than 2,000 international members, elected by their peers, for outstanding achievements in medicine. Ann McKee, a School of Medicine professor of neurology and pathology, director of the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center, and […]

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CAS Prof Wins Nearly $1M to Study Interaction of Natural and Human Emissions

Jeffrey Geddes gets two federal research awards to examine impact on air quality Jeffrey Geddes uses remote sensing observations, computer modeling, and targeted field observations to study atmospheric chemistry and air quality. Photo (left) by Jackie Ricciardi. BU’s Jeffrey Geddes has won two early career federal research awards totaling nearly $1 million to advance his work […]

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MED Researcher Ann McKee Makes TIME’s 100 Most Influential People List

Carmen Yulín Cruz (CAS’84), San Juan mayor, also named Two BU affiliates, MED’s Ann McKee, a CTE researcher, and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz (CAS’84), made TIME’s list of 100 most influential people. Photo courtesy of Time. Ann McKee “may have saved my life,” former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland writes in TIME magazine’s annual […]

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BU Researchers ID Possible Biomarker for Diagnosing CTE during Life

MED’s Ann McKee calls findings a hopeful step Ann McKee (left), director of BU’s CTE Center, and Jonathan Cherry, a School of Medicine postdoctoral fellow, have written a study, published Tuesday, reporting that a new chronic traumatic encephalopathy biomarker has been discovered that could potentially allow diagnosis of the disease during life. Photo by Cydney […]

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BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center Wins $5.4 Million NIH Grant

Will fund research on early diagnostics, genetic risk factors, interventions Andrew Budson directs the Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s National Institutes of Health–funded efforts to educate clinicians and the public in better understanding the disease and related disorders as well as to encourage people to participate in research. Photo by Cydney Scott. The National Institute on Aging, […]

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BU Wins $20M for NSF Engineering Research Center

Goal is personalized heart tissue for clinical use A cardiac patch. The ERC’s ultimate goal is to advance nano-bio-manufacturing methods that could lead to large-scale fabrication of functional heart tissue, which could replace diseased or damaged muscle after a heart attack. Illustration courtesy of Jeroen Eyckmans. Boston University has won a $20 million, five-year award […]

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MED Neuroscience Program Gives Undergrads Experience and Insight

Integrates research, hands-on neuroanatomy, and neurosurgery University of Michigan senior Rachel Feltman (from left), Colgate senior Courtney Dunphy, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign junior Madeline McDevitt with the cadaver brains that have been donated to MED. Photo by Cydney Scott. From their looks of cheerful expectation, you might think the eight undergraduates gathered around […]

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