(Source: The Brink) Dr. Vijaya Kolachalama, Associate Professor of Medicine and CBM faculty member, was quoted in the Brink article “Two Technologies That Can Make Diagnosing Dementia Easier for Doctors and Patients.” The article also featured more information about a deep learning algorithm he and his team developed. See below for a an article preview […]
Source: NIH National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Prevention Lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide killing 1.8 million people each year, is often diagnosed at an advanced stage when the chances for a cure are limited. In the United States, almost 60% of people diagnosed with localized lung and bronchus cancer are […]
Congratulations to CBM PhD candidates Zhe Wang and Ke Xu, who both passed their thesis defenses on Thursday, April 8. Zhe Wang, of the Campbell lab, defended his thesis entitled“Enhancing Preprocessing and Clustering of Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Data” and Ke Xu, of the Spira/Lenburg lab, defended his thesis entitled “Airway Gene Expression Alterations in Association […]
Source: Eurekalert Breast cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States after skin cancer, and women with comorbidities (the presence of more than one condition/disease) often fare worse in terms of their breast cancer. Researchers believe that comorbid conditions such as diabetes, obesity and metabolic disease may alter the […]
On January 25, 2021 from 2:00-3:00PM, CBM’s Vijaya Kolachalama presented “Unsupervised Machine Learning” at the Bu AHA-GV Lecture. Click here for additional lecture materials.
Joshua Campbell, PhD, Assistant Professor has received an award from the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. The award will provide support for two years to research “Determining differences in immunotherapy outcomes and immunobiology in African American patients with NSCLC”.
Source: Patterns Highlights We present PPI Context: contextualization of existing literature-curated PPIs A resource for filtering PPIs by cell-line information mined from reporting studies A fast and flexible pipeline implementing the presented data mining method The Bigger Picture Existing literature-curated protein-protein interaction (PPI) databases usually aggregate cell-type-agnostic interactions, yet PPIs are dependent on environmental conditions. […]
Largest-Ever Study of Prostate Cancer Genomics in Black Patients IDs Potential Targets for Precision Therapies
Source: BU School of Medicine Black men in the United States are known to suffer disproportionately from prostate cancer, but few studies have investigated whether genetic differences in prostate tumors could have anything to do with these health disparities. Now, in the largest study of its kind to date, researchers from BUSM, UC San Francisco […]
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 nearly $1.9 million in […]
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 to get a clear […]