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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12 Breakthroughs That Wowed Us in 2019

From climate science to fake news, these discoveries are sure to keep making waves in the next decade 2019 will go down in history as the year that an international team of researchers, including two BU astronomers, captured the first image of a black hole. Photo courtesy of Event Horizon Telescope. Still looking for a […]

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American Academy of Arts & Sciences Elects Michael Hasselmo

CAS neuroscientist known for pioneering research—and building community Michael Hasselmo combines experiments and computational modeling to study how memory works in the brain. Photo (left) by Michael Spencer Photography. Michael Hasselmo, a College of Arts & Sciences professor of psychological and brain sciences, who is known for his pioneering research into memory as well as […]

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Kilachand Center’s New MRI Scanner Yields Outstanding Data

CNC team invites neuroscientists across both BU campuses to use machine Neuroscientist Tyler Perrachione, who studies speech and language, is delighted with BU’s new Siemens Prisma 3 Tesla MRI scanner in the Cognitive Neuroimaging Center at the Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering. Photo by Mira Whiting Photography. Neuroscientist Tyler Perrachione, who studies […]

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How Decisions Work

CAS professor researches the cognitive process behind choices Joe McGuire, a CAS assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences, uses behavioral studies and brain imaging scans to learn how people make decisions. Photo by Cydney Scott. “Attention, Green Line passengers. There is a service disruption due to some track repairs. Shuttle buses will be available […]

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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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New Kilachand Center Links Key Research Disciplines

Discoveries will be fueled by collaboration and a record $115 million gift The nine-story, 170,000-square-foot Rajen Kilachand Center for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering represents an investment of a quarter of a billion dollars—a $135 million construction commitment from BU and a $115 million gift from Rajen Kilachand (Questrom’74, Hon.’14). Photo by Janice Checchio. With a […]

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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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