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Study Shows Reducing Liver Protein SIRT1 Levels Plays a Role in Abnormal Metabolism Related to Fatty Liver and Obesity

January 23rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A new study led by  Mengwei Zang, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), demonstrates that the abnormal metabolism linked to obesity could be regulated in part by the interaction of two metabolic regulators, called the NAD-dependent deacetylase SIRT1 and fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21). Using... More

BUSM Researcher Awarded Grant for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Research & Education

January 23rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Tony Godfrey, PhD, associate professor of surgery and associate chair of research in the Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC), was recently awarded a two-year, $225,000 grant from the DeGregorio Family Foundation for Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Research & Education. Godfrey  and collaborators Lincoln Stein, MD, PhD, More

MED Researchers to Share $6 Million NIH Grant for CTE

January 23rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

NFL funds boost brain bank, international data sharing project Research by scientists at the BU School of Medicine has raised national awareness about the effects of repetitive head trauma on former football players whose brains were studied after their deaths. Now a $6 million cooperative grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—bolstered by major funding... More

High Volume of Severe Sepsis Patients May Result in Better Outcomes

January 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A recent study led by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) shows that “practice may make perfect” when it comes to caring for patients with severe sepsis. The study showed that patients admitted to academic medical centers that care for more patients with severe sepsis have significantly lower mortality rates than patients cared for at... More

BUSM Researcher Awarded Grant from Scleroderma Foundation

January 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Douglas V. Faller, MD, PhD, Grunebaum Professor for Cancer Research and professor of medicine, pediatrics, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology and laboratory medicine; vice-chairman, Division of Medicine; and director of the Cancer Center at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), recently was awarded the Marta Marx Award from the Scleroderma Foundation for receiving the top score of... More

BU to Offer Joint MD/JD Degree Beginning in Fall 2014

January 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

One of two universities in New England to offer distinctive program Boston University will begin offering a six-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Doctor of Law (JD) degree through a joint program between two of its most prestigious professional schools—the Schools of Law and Medicine. With the implementation of this new dual degree in fall 2014, More

SNAP Judgment

January 16th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A week on food stamps shows MED students the program’s limits Dan McGrail (MED’16) (from left), Sam Miller (MED'17), and Fabian Chang (MED’16) prepare a meal with items purchased on a food stamp recipient's budget as part of the SNAP challenge. Photo by Jackie RicciardiAt 6 feet and 200 pounds, Fabian Chang must fuel an ample... More

MED’s Joel Alpert Dies at 83

January 13th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Pediatrician remembered as strong advocate of primary care Joel Alpert loved the Yale Bulldogs, believed men should wear ties, hated smoking, and relished a good debate. But among his many passions, he most ardently supported the provision of quality primary care to the children and families he served as the one-time chief of pediatrics at Boston... More

BUSM, BMC Researchers Find Comparable Long-Term Outcomes between Diastolic and Systolic Heart Failure Patients

January 10th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A new study by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) found comparable long-term outcomes between congestive heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction commonly known as “diastolic heart failure” and congestive heart failure with reduced ejection fraction also known as “systolic heart failure.”  The findings are published online... More

BUSM Professor Receives the Jerome Klein Award for Physician Excellence

January 10th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Edward Alexander, MD, a professor of medicine and physiology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a nephrologist at Boston Medical Center (BMC), has been named the 2013 recipient of the Jerome Klein Award for Physician Excellence. Selected by a senior committee of BMC and BUSM physicians, the award was presented at the Medical Executive Committee... More