5 hrs ago
Wrongful Death Suit Expected After Fatal Fire in Overcrowded Allston Apartment
After 22-year-old Boston University student Binland Lee was killed in a fire last April, her family is suing Lee's landlord and apartment brokers for renting the illegally overcrowded apartment where Lee lived, The Boston Globe reports .
6 hrs ago
Now Your Food Has Fake DNA In It
Like many novel technologies in this age of TED Talks and Silicon Valley triumphalism, synthetic biology - synbio for short - floats on a sea of hype.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
In-utero methadone or subutex exposure could alter gene expression,...
Some infants born with neonatal abstinence syndrome secondary to in-utero opioid exposure have a more difficult time going through withdrawal than others, but the underlying reasons are not well understood.
The Moving Trucks Are Coming and BU Is Already Nervous The Moving Trucks Are Coming and BU Is Alread
Sept. 1 is less than two weeks away. For Boston, that means an enormous influx of students is also less than two weeks away.
Hellenic News of America
Viewpoint: The 2011 Athanasiades Cultural Foundation Scholarships
"We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future," said President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who saved America from the Great Depression.
Medical News Today
Guiding stem cell medicine using tissue development 'roadmap'
In a boon to stem cell research and regenerative medicine, scientists at Boston Children's Hospital, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Boston University have created a computer algorithm called CellNet as a "roadmap" for cell and tissue engineering, to ensure that cells engineered in the lab have the ... (more)
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Annals of Internal Medicine
Evidence-Based Risk Communication A Systematic Review
Daniella A. Zipkin, MD; Craig A. Umscheid, MD, MS; Nancy L. Keating, MD, MPH; Elizabeth Allen, MD; KoKo Aung, MD, MPH; Rebecca Beyth, MD, MSc; Scott Kaatz, DO, MSc; Devin M. Mann, MD, MS; Jeremy B. Sussman, MD, MS; Deborah Korenstein, MD; Connie Schardt, MLS; Avishek Nagi, MS; Richard Sloane, MPH; and David A. Feldstein, MD From Duke University ... (more)
Marijuana news: College students warned about medical marijuana use on campus
College students with a doctor's recommendation to use medical marijuana are likely to have a tough time consuming on campus, The Boston Globe reports .
This startup's app is like Craigslist for college students
The UpTake: Classy, a free Craigslist-like app for college students, will be tested at four universities, including Boston University, Harvard, Northeastern and Babson.
Proof of Atheist indoctrination of children via evolution
The journal Psychological Science  noted that "children in preschool and early elementary school show teleological biases to explain the origins of natural objects' properties by reference to functions."
Provider and parental assumptions on teen sex yield 'missed opportunities' for HPV vaccine
Probing deeper into the complex decisions that parents and providers face regarding the human papilloma virus vaccine, researchers found that though both parties appreciated importance of the HPV vaccine, their personal assumptions surrounding timing of administration relative to onset of sexual activity resulted in decreased vaccination rates.
Comm. Ave. redesign lacks adequate plans for bikes
The spine of Boston University and a connector of commerce from Kenmore Square through Allston and out to Boston College, the avenue abounds with speeding traffic, fearless pedestrians, weaving buses, and double-parked vehicles.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
bu.edu/jam @BusinessEdJam (Sep.30-Oct.2) Boston University bschool -...
Participants can log in from any mobile device, from anywhere, at anytime. You'll collaborate with people you might not have met at an in-person conference.
Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School Posted: July 19, 2014 Location: Boston, MA Discipline: Developmental Biology, neuroscience, airway disease Job Type: Postdoc Salary: Salary + Benefits Two postdoctoral positions are available in Ai lab that is relocated from Boston University School of Medicine to Brigham and Women's ... (more)
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Fact Check: Dark money attack ads in Arizona
You see them on all sides of the political debate: So-called, "dark money" attack ads that are funded by national organizations that don't have to disclose their donors.
Steven G. Smith for The Boston Globe In halls of academia, medical marijuana an unwelcome guest
Thomas Burke Jr., a 25-year-old US combat veteran and Yale University grad student, has a physician's permission to use medical marijuana in Connecticut to treat PTSD symptoms.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Daily Press & Argus
Ebola control suffers from lack of fast detection tool
Early in August, when doctors worried that a patient at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York had Ebola, it took nearly three days to confirm that he didn't.
Ebola control suffers from lack of fast detection tool
There's no quick test to detect Ebola yet, and that has implications for experimental treatments in the works.
Strong state alcohol policies reduce likelihood of binge drinking
People living in states with stronger alcohol policy environments have a substantially lower likelihood of any binge drinking, frequent binge drinking, and high-intensity binge drinking, according to a new study by researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health and Boston Medical Center , published in the current issue of the American ... (more)
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Researchers identify a mechanism that stops progression of abnormal cells into cancer
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine report that a tumor suppressor pathway, called the Hippo pathway, is responsible for sensing abnormal chromosome numbers in cells and triggering cell cycle arrest, thus preventing progression into cancer.