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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How Light Turns Ordinary Hydrogen Peroxide into a MRSA Treatment

BU engineers have invented a new blue light therapy that can kill MRSA without antibiotics Author, Kat J. McAlpine. Photographer, Jackie Ricciardi.   As a kid, I skinned my knees on a range of surfaces, from our asphalt driveway, to wood chips on the playground, to the concrete deck of our town pool. I usually […]

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How Does HIV Exposure Impact Uninfected Babies?

BU SPH study will compare health of HIV-exposed but uninfected babies with babies who were never exposed Antiretroviral drugs can prevent transmission of HIV from mother to unborn child, but researchers don’t yet fully understand how exposure to HIV affects a baby’s health later on. Photo Courtesy of iStock/YsaL. For women who are infected with […]

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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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Another Accolade for CTE Researcher Ann McKee

Alzheimer’s Association gives her Lifetime Achievement Award Ann McKee’s pioneering research into the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has earned her a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alzheimer’s Association. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi. From diagnosing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in tight-end-turned-killer Aaron Hernandez to being named the Boston Globe’s Bostonian of the Year and one […]

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Ebola Research Begins at NEIDL

After years of review, lab receives first BSL-4 pathogen NEIDL microbiologist Elke Mühlberger (left) and research scientist Adam Hume hope to learn how the Ebola virus damages human liver cells. Photo by Tim Llewellyn. Eight months after receiving final approval from the Boston Public Health Commission to conduct research at Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4), Boston […]

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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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