BU faculty honored by Antioch College for ‘profound effect on human condition’

(Boston)-Donald M. Thea, MD, MSc, professor of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and director of the MD/MPH dual degree program at Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health, was recognized with a 2019 Alumni Award from Antioch College. Alumni Awards are earned by select Antiochians every year and…

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Highlights for the 2019 American Chemical Society national meeting in San Diego

WASHINGTON, July 18, 2019 — Journalists who register for the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) Fall 2019 National Meeting & Exposition in San Diego will have access to more than 9,500 presentations on the meeting’s theme, «Chemistry & Water,» and topics such as food, nutrition, medicine, health, nanotechnology, space science, energy and the environment. The meeting,…

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Sperm may offer the uterus a ‘secret handshake’

IMAGE: Before they reach the egg, sperm have to survive by the female immune system. An interaction between glycans (branched structures) on the surface of sperm and receptors on cells of… view more  Credit: (c) American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Why does it take 200 million sperm to fertilize a single egg? One reason…

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TGen-led study finds link between gene and severe liver damage

PHOENIX, Ariz. — July 18, 2019 — Researchers have found that a gene known as AEBP1 may play a central role in the development, severity and potential treatment of liver disease, according to a study by Temple University, the Geisinger Obesity Institute and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope.…

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Researchers confirm the validity of xenographic models for studies of methylation

IMAGE: Researchers at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), published today in Molecular Cancer Research a study where they identify methylation patterns associated with different subtypes of breast cancer, and a… view more  Credit: Eva González-Suárez Researchers at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), published today in Molecular Cancer Research a study where they identify methylation…

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UC Davis joins landmark study to test lifestyle changes on brain health

(SACRAMENTO) — UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Department of Public Health Sciences has received $6 million to participate in a landmark study that will see if multiple changes in lifestyle can protect against changes in memory and thinking in older adults. Adults at risk for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are invited to…

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Alzheimer’s gene may impact cognitive health before adulthood

A gene linked to Alzheimer’s Disease may impact cognitive health much sooner than previously realized. The APOE gene creates a protein, apolipoprotein E, which packages cholesterol and other fats to transport them through the bloodstream. There are three versions, or alleles, of APOE. One of those is the APOE4 allele, present in about 15 percent…

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International conference series on geroscience launched in Shenzhen, China

IMAGE: Experts in the biology of aging and age-related diseases from China, other Southeast Asian and European countries, as well as the United States, presented at the first International Perspectives on… view more  July 18, 2019 (New York, NY) — The first in a series of international meetings bringing together researchers from around the world to…

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BU researchers use Twitter and AI to see who is hitting the gym

Social media data can provide a population-level view of physical activity, from bowling to Crossfit, and inform future efforts to tackle health disparities. A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers and published in BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine used machine learning to find and comb through exercise-related tweets…

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