What If We Could Stop Lung Cancer Before It Starts?

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Source: BU Today In this microscopic image of precancerous lung tissue, the hot pink cells are dividing faster than in normal lung tissue. Credit: Beane, et al., Nature Communications Genomic differences related to the immune system may play a key role in the early development of lung cancer. That finding, published […]

Researchers Develop Combined Data Model to Better Evaluate for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Thursday, October 4, 2018 Source: BUSM A new study has shown that by combining imaging and neuropsychological testing, one can more accurately assess the cognitive status of individuals. Cognitive decline is one of the most concerning behavioral symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The ability to efficiently distinguish individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) from individuals […]

Educating the Next Generation of Medical Professionals with Machine Learning is Essential

Thursday, September 27, 2018 Source: BUSM Artificial intelligence (AI) driven by machine learning (ML) algorithms is a branch in the field of computer science that is rapidly gaining popularity within the healthcare sector. However, graduate medical education and other teaching programs within academic teaching hospitals across the U.S. and around the world have not yet come […]

Legislators get update on battle against breast cancer

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Written by: Colin A. Young | Source: Lowell Sun STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON — Researchers trying to fight cancer by identifying what causes the disease in the first place briefed lawmakers and staffers Tuesday on their work to learn more about the environmental causes of breast cancer. “We’re aiming for actually preventing cancer […]

New AI Technology Significantly Improves Human Kidney Analysis

Thursday, January 11, 2018 Source: BUSM The ability to quantify the extent of kidney damage and predict the life remaining in the kidney, using an image obtained at the time when a patient visits the hospital for a kidney biopsy, now is possible using a computer model based on artificial intelligence (AI). The findings, which appear in […]

Avrum Spira Leads “Stand Up to Cancer” Dream Team

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Written by: Sara Rimer | Source: BUToday Armed with $12 million, researchers aim for early detection of lung cancer Can lung cancer, rarely diagnosed until it’s in an advanced and deadly stage, be nipped in the bud? Avrum Spira and his team intend to find out. Spira (ENG’02), Alexander Graham Bell Professor in Health […]

Vijaya Kolachalama Receives AHA Grant to Improve Cardiovascular Treatments

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Source: BUResearch Vijaya B. Kolachalama, PhD, assistant professor of medicine at BUSM, has received a Scientist Development grant from the American Heart Association (AHA). The $231,000 award will fund his three-year study, “Mechanisms of drug-coated balloon therapy.” This project will focus on developing models for smarter artery care including improving drug […]