Meet BU’s Newest AAAS Fellows

A pioneer in treating anxiety, one in turning moon dust into oxygen, and one in developing disease diagnostics for low-resource communities recently appointed fellows Each year, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) recognizes scientists who have made major contributions to their fields of expertise. As the chaotic and uncertain year of 2020 […]

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MED Researchers: New Way to Look at Alzheimer’s

Reducing stress granules may point to potential treatment Human nerve cells grown in the lab show tau, marked in blue, aggregating next to stress granules containing the RNA-binding protein TIA1, in red. The bright yellow-green dots are stress granules containing tau. Courtesy of Benjamin Wolozin. So far, fighting Alzheimer’s by attacking plaques and tangles hasn’t […]

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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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CTE Found in 99 Percent of Former NFL Players Studied

Data suggest disease may be more common in football players than previously thought Ann McKee, director of BU’s CTE Center, is co-author on a new JAMA study that found CTE in 99 percent of brains obtained from National Football League players. Photo by Asia Kepka. A new study suggests that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a […]

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MED Researchers: Too Much Sleep Could Signal Dementia

More than nine hours a night might spell trouble for the elderly People over 65 who sleep longer than nine hours each night may be showing early signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, according to research by Sudha Seshadri, a MED professor of neurology. Photo by vitranc/iStock. If senior citizens you know are sleeping more […]

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DC Panel: Talking Football, War, and Brain Disease

Members of the panel on brain injuries hosted by BU President Robert A. Brown in Washington last Thursday: Ann McKee, a MED professor of neurology and pathology (from left), Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, NFL Hall of Famer Mike Haynes, and panel moderator Bob Tedeschi, senior writer for online health and […]

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Diagnosing CTE During Life

$16 million to detect brain trauma disease in living victims Robert Stern, a MED professor and clinical core director of BU’s NIH-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center and CTE Center. Photo courtesy of Stern. Researchers from Boston University, the Cleveland Clinic, the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have been awarded a $16 million grant […]

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