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Being Fit At 40 May Keep Brain Sharp At 60, BUSM Study

By Lisa Brown
March 10th, 2015 in Research.

People with poor physical fitness in their 40s may have lower brain volumes by the time they hit 60, an indicator of accelerated brain aging, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 meeting. “Many people don’t start worrying about their brain health until later in life, but this study provides more... More

National Kidney Foundation Honors BUSM’s Salant for Excellence in Clinical Nephrology

By Lisa Brown
March 9th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

David Salant, MD, professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM)  has been named as the 2015 recipient of The Donald W. Seldin Award.  The Award recognizes excellence in clinical nephrology. “Dr. Donald Seldin is one of the giants of Nephrology and his legacy is reflected in the successes of many... More

Review Article Provides New Insights on How Tumors Metastasize

By Lisa Brown
March 9th, 2015 in Research.

In a review article recently published in the journal Clinical and Translational Medicine, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shed new light on the underlying processes of tumor metastasis and highlight the role of epigenetics in this process. By comparing embryogenesis with cancer metastasis they hypothesize that reversible epigenetic events regulate the development... More

University-wide Graduate Neuroscience Program Receives BU CEIT Interdisciplinary Course Development Grant

By Lisa Brown
March 6th, 2015 in Awards & Honors.

The BU Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching (CEIT) has awarded the Graduate Program for Neuroscience (GPN), led by Shelley J. Russek, PhD, Professor, Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics and Biology, a Provost CEIT Interdisciplinary Course Development Grant. As a result of this grant, the GPN will create a curriculum spanning cutting-edge developments in systems... More

Genetic Discovery May Help Determine Effectiveness of Huntington’s Disease Treatments

By Amy Gorel
March 6th, 2015 in Research.

Huntington’s Disease is a fatal, inherited neurological disease that usually manifests between 30 and 50 years of age. The disease is caused by a genetic defect that is passed from parent to child in the huntingtin gene. Having too many repeated elements in the gene sequence causes the disease and an increasing number of repeats... More

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Untangling the Connectome

By Amy Gorel
March 6th, 2015 in Research.

BUSM's Narayanan “Bobby” Kasthuri on how our wiring makes us human In the video above, Bobby Kasthuri explains how mapping the way neurons connect could help us understand what makes us who we are. Video by Joe Chan. Bobby Kasthuri needs a map. Not your everyday, get-me-to-Kenmore-Square kind of map. He’s got something else in mind. What... More

Promotion to Full Professor for Four MED Faculty

By Lisa Brown
March 6th, 2015 in Awards & Honors.

Expertise in cancer treatment, PTSD, antibiotic resistance, blood transfusion Their research runs the gamut from high-tech cancer-spotting to preventing domestic violence among veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. And their expertise has earned them promotion to full professor on the faculty at BU’s School of Medicine. They are Gregory A. Grillone, Kalpana Gupta, Karen Quillen, and Casey... More

Medical Students Show Off Their Summer Research

By Amy Gorel
February 27th, 2015 in Student Activities.

After a few snow storms delays, BUSM's second year medical students finally got the chance on Monday, Feb. 23 to share the research they conducted over the summer through the Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP). During the summer of 2014, 22 students participated in the program. Organized through the Office of Enrichment and supported by longtime... More

BUSM’s SCOPE of Pain Receives National Award

By Lisa Brown
February 27th, 2015 in Awards & Honors.

White House Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli has awarded Boston University School of Medicine’s Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) program a 2014 National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) award for Outstanding Prevention Effort. SCOPE of Pain was launched in 2013. It is a continuing medical/nursing education training on safe opioid... More

Zuckerman Named Recipient of 2015 Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award

By Lisa Brown
February 24th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

The Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO) has selected Boston University School of Medicine Professor and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Pediatrics Barry S. Zuckerman MD as the 2015 recipient of the Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award. Dr. Zuckerman will receive this award April 25 at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in San... More