Regenerative Medicine Generates Hope

April 23rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Egos in BU center take a backseat to sharing, progress, and promise   In the video above, CReM founders Darrell Kotton, Gustavo Mostoslavsky, and George Murphy discuss how they use iPS cells to study disease development, conduct drug screenings, and eventually to correct genetic mutations, with the goal of producing healthy tissues and organs for transplantation. Photo... More

BUSM Researchers Find Anti-Seizure Drug May Reduce Alcohol Consumption

April 18th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

BUSM researchers have discovered that the anti-seizure drug ezogabine, reduced alcohol consumption in an experimental model. The findings, reported in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, may lead to more effective treatments for alcoholism. Excessive consumption of alcohol is one of the leading causes of illness and death in the U.S. and has significant... More

Celebrating LEED Gold at the MSR

April 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

At a gathering of students, faculty and staff a plaque was unveiled celebrating the Medical Student Residence (MSR) official certification by the U.S. Green Building Council as LEED Gold. “We are here to celebrate our LEED certification, which is a tribute to our Facilities department,” said BUSM Dean Karen Antman, MD. “They planned for sustainable design... More

Researchers Cite Experts’ Findings of NEIDL Safety

April 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Arguments counter city councilman’s attempt to ban Biosafety Level 4 research In a discussion whose outcome may determine if Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) will conduct research involving pathogens such as the Ebola and Marburg viruses, speakers for and against research at BioSafety Level 4 (BSL-4) faced off last night at a lengthy... More

BU Community Performs Impromptu Concert for BMC Caregivers

April 15th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Approximately 40 students, staff and faculty from Boston University’s Charles River and Medical Campuses performed an impromptu lunchtime concert today for the caregivers at Boston Medical Center to commemorate the anniversary of Marathon tragedy. The event was personal; some of the musicians were friends with BU student Lu Lingzi, who died from injuries sustained from the... More

April 17 BUMC Earth Day Festival

April 10th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

All BU Medical Campus faculty, staff and students are encouraged to stop by Talbot Green for the fun, interactive BUMC Earth Day Festival. Bring hard-to-recycle items: batteries, Styrofoam, printer ink and toner cartidges, etc. Bring your bike for a tune-up and free lights Bring your old clothes and help us reach our 100 ton donation goal of clothing... More

Researchers Identify Specific Causes of Brown Fat Cell “Whitening”

April 9th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Boston University researchers have learned new information about the consequences of overeating high-calorie foods. Not only does this lead to an increase in white fat cell production, the type prominent in obesity, but it also leads to the dysfunction of brown fat cells, the unique type of fat that generates heat and burns energy. This study... More

Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Reducing Alzheimer’s disease

April 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

BUSM researchers have found that the diabetic drug, pramlintide, reduces amyloid-beta peptides, a major component of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in the brain and improves learning and memory in two experimental AD models. These findings, which appear online in Molecular Psychiatry, also found AD patients have a lower level of amylin in blood compared to those... More

BUSM Study Finds Increasing Health Coverage Does Not Improve Readmission Rates

April 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

In a first of its kind retrospective study, BUSM researchers have found that providing health insurance coverage to previously uninsured people does not result in reducing 30-day readmission rates. The study, which appears in the British Medical Journal, used data on actual versus self-reported use of care and found no change in racial/ethnic disparities in... More

BUSM Faculty Member Honored as 2014 Community Clinician of the Year by Suffolk District Medical Society

April 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Dr. Judith Linden cited for her efforts for survivors of sexual assault   BU School of Medicine Vice Chair for Education and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine Judith A. Linden, MD, has been honored as the 2014 Community Clinician of the Year by the Suffolk District Medical Society, one of the district societies of the Massachusetts Medical... More