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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

2019-2020 Dahod Awards Announced

July 8th, 2019

July 8, 2019 Source: Office of the Dean, Boston University School of Medicine Congratulations to Joshua D. Campbell, PhD, and William Evan Johnson, PhD, recipients of the 2019-2020 Dahod Pilot Grant Program Fund. In August 2008, Shamim Dahod (CGS’76, CAS’78, MED’87) and her husband Ashraf gave $10.5M to BUSM to establish the Shamim... More

New Method for Evaluating Cancer Risk of Chemicals is Quick, Precise, Inexpensive

June 24th, 2019

Dr. Stefano Monti explains his research methodology on fingerprinting carcinogens in our environment  Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Source: EurekAlert! (Boston)--Researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health have developed and evaluated a fast, accurate and cost-effective approach to assessing the carcinogenicity of chemicals--that is, whether exposure to a chemical increases a... More

New Publication: Scruff: an R/Bioconductor package for preprocessing single-cell RNA-sequencing data

May 23rd, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019 Source: BMC Bioinformatics   Background Single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) enables the high-throughput quantification of transcriptional profiles in single cells. In contrast to bulk RNA-seq, additional preprocessing steps such as cell barcode identification or unique molecular identifier (UMI) deconvolution are necessary for preprocessing of data from single cell protocols. R packages... More