Security and Privacy Experts Uncover Hidden Threats You Need to Know About

In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, tips for protecting yourself and others Illustration by Andrii Panchyk/iStock. Approximately 70 percent of Americans use social media to connect with one another, engage with news content, and share information. Most users access social media platforms and consume content on their smartphone, just one of the many smart […]

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BU Biomedical Engineer Ed Damiano Raises $126 Million for Bionic Pancreas

Investors bank on socially minded public benefit corporation and its medical device for people with type 1 diabetes Ed Damiano, a College of Engineering biomedical engineering professor, began his quest to develop a medical device that would help millions of people with type 1 diabetes nearly 20 years ago, after his infant son was diagnosed […]

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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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WBUR Breaks Ground on New Cultural Venue CitySpace

Project supported in part by record $5 million gift WBUR and BU officials and key donors at a ceremonial groundbreaking February 28 for BU’s NPR station’s new cultural events venue CitySpace, partially funded by $5 million from Jonathan and Jeannie Lavine, WBUR’s largest gift ever. Photo by Maddie Malhotra (COM’19). WBUR, Boston University’s National Public […]

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SheHacks Boston Student Organizers Are #makingthenewnormal

Weekend hackathon tackles the gender gap in computer science A negative experience at a New York hackathon gave Fiona Whittington (COM’19) the idea for SheHacks Boston. Photo by Jake Belcher. Fiona Whittington went to her first hackathon by herself. It didn’t go well. “When I walked in some guy came up to me and was like, […]

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CAS Scientists Develop ACES to Monitor Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Tool will give cities data needed to reduce concentrations of carbon dioxide Lucy Hutyra and Conor Gately have developed a new tool called ACES, which provides fine-resolution data on CO2 emissions. A key to climate change regulation, says Hutyra, is monitoring emissions “in a robust, transparent, and reproducible way.” Photo by Cydney Scott. In June […]

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New Leader for Technology Development Office

Mike Pratt will aid faculty in collaborations with industry Mike Pratt has been promoted to managing director of the Technology Development Office after being interim managing director since August 2015. Photo (right) by Jackie Ricciardi. Talk about taking one for the team. In 2008, BU researcher Ed Damiano needed a couple of healthy adults as controls for […]

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Congress Resists Research Cuts

2017 budget seen as hopeful preview for next round: 2018 funding Congress’ budget agreement for the remainder of fiscal year 2017 is good news for researchers and student aid—and a likely preview of how Congress will respond to Trump’s proposed 2018 budget, with its massive cuts to research and higher education. Photo by mj0007/iStock. Like […]

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Science Club for Girls Takes STEM to the Next Generation

GWISE grad students share knowledge and enthusiasm Aurora Kesseli (GRS’21) with third-graders Amaria Smith (left) and Cassandra Riley as they work on an experiment at the Girls Science Club. In a messy room at Allston’s West End House Boys and Girls Club, a dozen girls and women are gathered around a table, coloring and chatting. This […]

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