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Emergency Responders More Comfortable in Active Shooting Scenarios After Training

July 11th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Emergency Medical Service (EMS) responders felt better prepared to respond to an active shooter incident after receiving focused tactical training according to a new study in the journal Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. This is the first study to specifically examine the EMS provider comfort level with respect to entering a scene where a shooter has... More

BUSM MD/PhD Candidate Tracks Osteoarthritis With Nanoparticles

July 11th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

A chronic disease afflicting more than 27 million Americans and 630 million worldwide, osteoarthritis occurs as the protective cartilage coating on joints in the knees, hips and other parts of the body degrades. No cure for osteoarthritis exists, but treatments can slow its progression, reduce pain and restore joint functioning. Now a team of researchers... More

BU Researchers Relate Arrests with HIV Risk Environment

July 9th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Practices used in policing injection drug users in Russia might contribute to HIV transmission and overdose mortality. A study, conducted by researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, in collaboration with St. Petersburg Pavlov State University, sought to discover the effect police arrests had on the health outcomes of a cohort of HIV-positive... More

BU Researchers and Collaborators Receive $12.6 Million NIH Grant to Study Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease

July 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Researchers from the Biomedical Genetics division of the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) are part of a five-university collaboration receiving a $12.6 million, four-year grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to identify rare genetic variants that may either protect against, or contribute to Alzheimer’s... More

Dental and Medical Students Team Up to Improve Health in East Boston

July 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Fifteen volunteers from the BU Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) joined together with twelve volunteers from BU School of Medicine (BUSM) to provide health care services to children and their families at the second annual Interprofessional Spring Wellness Fair at the East Boston YMCA for Healthy Kids Day last April 26. Oral Health... More

Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities Benefit from GSDM Outreach

June 30th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Earlier this year, volunteers from BU’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) provided services to adults with psychiatric disabilities at the Center Club Boston, a program of Bay Cove Human Services. Led by Oral Health Promotion Director Kathy Lituri and in collaboration with the GSDM student chapter of the American Association of Public... More

Reproduction Later in Life is a Marker for Longevity in Women

June 26th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Women who are able to naturally have children later in life tend to live longer and the genetic variants that allow them to do so might also facilitate exceptionally long life spans. A Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) study published in Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society, says women who are able... More

The Brown Fat Death Spiral

June 26th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

BU-led study explores how a good fat becomes impaired White and brown fat are the yin and yang of metabolism. We’re all familiar with white fat, the squishy stuff that bulges around our waists after a few too many doughnuts. But brown fat is more mysterious. It’s the good twin—it burns energy, produces heat, and may... More

Marijuana Use May Stymy Drug and Alcohol Abstinence, New Study Finds

June 24th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Patients who use marijuana have lower odds of achieving abstinence from other drugs and heavy alcohol use, indicating that marijuana use merits attention from addiction-treatment clinicians, a new study by researchers from the BU schools of public health and medicine has found. The study, published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, examined the association... More

GSDM Commencement Speaker Dr. Judith Jones: You Have the Right Stuff to Be Happy

June 12th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

On Friday, May 16, 191 DMD students and 79 post-doctoral students received their degrees at the 2014 Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Convocation, held at the Walter Brown Arena. Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter began the ceremony with a moment of silence in memory of Mrs. Rhoda Frankl, who passed away on... More