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BU Scientists Awarded $1.9 Million to Accelerate Coronavirus Research

May 14th, 2020

Source: The Brink Since the novel and fast-spreading SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus first upended life in the United States and around the world, scientists at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) have dropped nearly every other research project to focus on understanding and combating the virus. Now, BU scientists have received... More

Deep Learning Algorithm Outperforms Experts in Making Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

May 5th, 2020

Source: The Brink Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Today, more than five million Americans are living with the neurodegenerative disorder, and that number is predicted to rise to 14 million by 2050. Yet, because different people have different symptoms, it can be hard... More

AI Algorithm Can Accurately Predict Risk, Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease

May 4th, 2020

Source: BU School of Medicine Researchers have developed a computer algorithm based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) that can accurately predict the risk for and diagnose Alzheimer’s disease using a combination of brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), testing to measure cognitive impairment, along with data on age and gender. The AI strategy, based... More

Novel respiratory cell changes identified from cigarette smoke exposure

January 7th, 2020

Source: Medical Press Cigarette smoking changes the types of cells that are present in the respiratory track and some biological processes necessary for detoxification of cigarette smoke are restricted to specific types of cells. "Our study describes novel respiratory cell changes that result from cigarette smoke exposure that may be associated with the development... More

New candidate cancer genes identified using math models

November 19th, 2019

Source: EurekAlert (Boston)--Computational modeling is the use of computers to simulate and study the behavior of complex systems. Computational approaches are widely adopted in the bioimedical sciences and can be used to sift through large volumes of complex data to extract recurrent patterns that may point to a disease's causes and... More

Dr. Vijaya Kolachalama elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association

September 19th, 2019

Dr. Vijaya Kolachalama, Assistant Professor of Medicine has been elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) conferred by the Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). Fellowship recognizes and awards premium professional members for excellence, innovative and sustained contributions in the areas of scholarship, practice and/or education, and volunteer... More

Dr. Honghuang Lin elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association

September 18th, 2019

Dr. Honghuang Lin, Associate Professor of Medicine has been elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) conferred by the Council on Genomic and Precision Medicine (GPM). This fellowship recognizes and awards premium professional members for excellence, innovative and sustained contributions in the areas of scholarship, practice and/or education, More

Denise Fine recognized with 2019 BUMC Research Professional Network All Star Award

September 16th, 2019

September 16th, 2019 The 2019 BUMC Research Professional Network All Star Award will be awarded to Denise Fine, Clinical Research Coordinator. The All Star Award recognizes a clinical research professional who, during their career at BMC/BU Medical Campus, has made consistently superior contributions of outstanding significance to the field of clinical... More

Moorman-Simon Fellowship 2019-2020

August 15th, 2019

Moorman-Simon Fellowships in Computational Biomedicine The Moorman-Simon Fellowship in Computational Biomedicine was established in the summer of 2019 to provide fellowships, one year in duration to current Ph.D. students in Computational Biomedicine who are working in the field of cancer research.  This fund was established through a generous gift by Trustee... More