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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When It Comes to Communication Skills—Maybe We’re Born with It?

Neuroscientists find brain matter makeup in infancy is linked to children’s degree of language skills at five years old Jenny Zuk, neuroscientist and speech pathologist, led a first-of-its-kind study that uncovered how neural networks in infants influence their language learning skills in early childhood. Photo by Kelly Davidson. From inside the womb and as soon […]

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Study Reveals Recipe for Even More Powerful COVID-19 Vaccines

NEIDL, Broad scientists say next-generation vaccines could stimulate another arm of the immune system, imparting better protection against coronavirus variants A new study looking at the way human cells activate the immune system in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection could open the door to even more effective and powerful vaccines against the coronavirus and its rapidly […]

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The Deep Ocean Reveals Surprising Discovery about Immunity

BU and other researchers spent weeks at sea harvesting new types of microbial life, to be shocked by their results In the largest and deepest marine protected area in the world, a team of ocean experts peered over 3,000 meters below the surface to find new types of microbial organisms that people would have never […]

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Going Big: Strategies for Securing Large-Scale Federal Awards

Federal Relations and the Office of Research held a workshop on strategies for securing large-scale federal awards on November 2, 2020. Are you interested in building towards a center-scale research award but unsure how to get started? Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, a federal lobbying and consulting firm in Washington, DC, discussed strategies for researchers to ramp […]

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Translational Research Hub at BU Gets $38.3 Million Renewal from NIH

Clinical and Translational Science Institute aids junior investigators and bench-to-bedside research, including new coronavirus studies BU clinical trials that could immediately benefit from the funding are those studying antibody testing, virus detection, and how COVID-19 is affecting individuals differently. Photo by Elaine Thompson/AP. The importance of translating science rapidly from laboratory bench to clinical bedside has […]

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Live Coronavirus Research Gets Underway at BU NEIDL

Virologist Robert Davey will screen thousands of drugs for effectiveness against COVID-19 infection BU microbiologist Robert Davey is thrilled about getting the green light to begin screening potentially life-saving drug candidates against live SARS-Cov-2, vials of which are carefully packed into the container he’s holding in this March 19, 2020, photo. His BU NEIDL team […]

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