Cardio May Help Boost Memory in Older Adults

By Amy Gorel
January 5th, 2015 in In the Media.

Boston Magazine Scott Hayes, PhD, psychiatry Some people go for a run or hop on the elliptical in order to “clear their head.” Now, a new study by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers found that these activities may actually “fill your head” instead. That’s because cardio and memory were found to be related when it... More


The Risks of Viral Research

By Amy Gorel
December 28th, 2014 in In the Media.

The New Yorker Paul Duprex, PhD, microbiology In 1967, William H. Stewart, the Surgeon General, travelled to the White House to deliver one of the most encouraging messages ever spoken by American public-health official. "It’s time to close the books on infectious diseases, declare the war against pestilence won, and shift national resources to such chronic problems... More


Injury to Chicago Bears QB Offers New Lesson in Concussions

By Amy Gorel
December 24th, 2014 in In the Media.

NBC News Robert Cantu, MD, neurosurgery In a sports era already darkened by brain trauma, a scary and seemingly fresh term surfaced this week following a ferocious blow to Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen: the delayed concussion.     Expert quote: "If you interview the athletes themselves after the season is over, they'll say they don't report concussions because they don't want... More


The Neglected Pathway: Cell-Associated HIV Mucosal Transmission

By Lisa Brown
December 22nd, 2014 in Research.

Boston University School of Medicine's Dr. Deborah Anderson and her colleagues are challenging dogma about the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). Most research has focused on infection by free viral particles, while this group proposes that HIV is also transmitted by infected cells. While inside cells, HIV is protected from antibodies... More

BUSM Students Wear their White Coats for Black Lives

By Amy Gorel
December 11th, 2014 in Student Activities.

"By standing together at medical schools nationwide, we hope to demonstrate that the medical student community views racial violence as a public health issue," said BUSM student Andy Hyatt to the more than 60 medical students gathered wearing their white coats in the Hiebert Lounge on Wednesday afternoon. On Wednesday, Dec. 10, which the United Nations... More

Boston Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center Eye Partnership

By Lisa Brown
December 11th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Med schools would remain separate, safety-net hospital would stay in place With more than 870,000 patient visits last year and more than 4,500 full-time staff, Boston Medical Center is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. Photo by Kalman Zabarsky Boston Medical Center, Boston’s “safety-net hospital” and the primary teaching hospital for the BU School of Medicine, More

Med Students Contend for Top Gingerbread House Honors

By Mary C Hopkins
December 10th, 2014 in Student Activities.

With noisy excitement, amazing creativity and good-natured competition, 20 teams of first- and second-year BUSM students vied for top honors in the Gingerbread House Wars. Sponsored by the Safford Academy of Advisors and the BUSM Alumni Association, the competition resulted in traditional snow-covered houses, a pirate ship, Fenway Park, a castle, Boston Public Garden, a... More

Moms Using Mobile Devices During Mealtime Interact Less with Children

By Amy Gorel
December 9th, 2014 in Research.

Moms who use mobile devices while eating with their young children are less likely to have verbal, nonverbal and encouraging interactions with them. The findings, which appear online in Academic Pediatrics, may have important implications about how parents balance attention between their devices with their children during daily life Parent–child interactions during meal time in particular... More

Leadership in Healthcare: A Conversation with Former Governor Michael Dukakis

By Lisa Brown
December 4th, 2014 in Events.

The BU Advocacy Training Program presents December Advocacy Grand Rounds, Leadership in Healthcare: A Conversation with Former Governor Michael Dukakis. Governor Dukakis, Massachusetts' longest serving governor and former Democratic Presidential candidate, has lectured extensively on healthcare policy and reform. Come hear about the changing landscape of healthcare in the US. Where: BUSM Instructional Building, L-303 When: Thursday, Dec. More

Two BUSM Graduates Chosen for New England Journal of Medicine Editorial Fellowships

By Mary C Hopkins
December 4th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

BUSM graduates MaryAnn Wilbur, MD, MPH (MED ’11, MPH ’11), and James Yeh, MD, MPH (MED ’10), have been chosen for prestigious New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) editorial fellowships.  With more than 600,000 readers in 177 countries, NEJM is the most widely read and cited general medical journal in the world and has a... More