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2007-03-13 12:01:17

BOSTON, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In BusinessWeek's second annual ranking of undergraduate business programs, Boston University School of Management is listed among the top 13 in the nation based on Academic Quality. This is an increase of two places from last year's ranking of 15. To determine Academic Quality, BusinessWeek considered five equally weighted measures: average SAT scores, ratio of full-time faculty to students, average class size, the percentage of business majors with...

2006-12-24 03:00:09

By Thomas-Medwid, Rachel S GENENE FISHER Senior Policy Fellow Genene Fisher always thought she would be a research scientist, but instead she took a slight detour when she decided to pursue science policy at the AMS Policy Program. "While I feel I'm a scientist at heart, I wanted to pursue a career that allows me to work at the intersection between science and policy," says Genene, who received a Ph.D. in atmospheric and space science and a master of public policy from the University...

2006-11-21 15:00:56

BOSTON, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- CN8, The Comcast Network and Boston University announce a two-year partnership to produce and broadcast ten LIVE athletic events each year - eight men's hockey games and two men's basketball games. CN8's BU coverage began FRIDAY, Nov. 10 as George Washington battled the Terriers in men's basketball and the hockey coverage began TUESDAY, Nov. 14 when BU traveled to the University of Vermont to take on the Catamounts. (Photo:...

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2006-03-28 06:45:00

It's common knowledge that humans and other animals couldn't survive without oxygen. But scientists are now learning a good deal more about the extent of our evolutionary debt to a substance that was once a deadly poison. Simulating biological networks in the presence or absence of specific metabolites, such as molecular oxygen, provides new insights into the evolution of life's chemical capabilities. This image of one such simulation was created by LLNL postdoctoral researcher Jason Raymond....

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2006-02-21 07:32:40

SWRI -- When Voyager 1 finally crossed the "termination shock" at the edge of interstellar space in December 2004, space physicists anticipated the long-sought discovery of the source of anomalous cosmic rays. These cosmic rays, among the most energetic particle radiation in the solar system, are thought to be produced at the termination shock - the boundary at the edge of the solar system where the million-mile-per-hour solar wind abruptly slows. A mystery unfolded instead when Voyager data...

2005-09-28 16:13:00

(Boston) -- Determining levels of homocysteine may be one way to intervene in mild cognitive deficit early in the adult life-cycle, according to a recent study by a research team led by Merrill F. Elias, a professor of epidemiology in the Statistics and Consulting Unit of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Boston University. Normally present in blood plasma, homocysteine is an amino acid by-product of the biological process that converts food to the chemical compounds that keep...

2005-08-24 17:32:41

(Boston) -- It's not enough just to let subsistence farmers in Zimbabwe know it will be a dry or wet growing season, says new research from a team led by Boston University's Anthony Patt. You should back up that information with opportunities for the farmers to meet together and ask questions about the forecasts. The study's findings could aid farmers in regions strongly influenced by large global climate variations such as those caused by El Niño and La...

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2005-04-28 07:35:00

But snoozing too much might also be trouble, new research contends HealthDay News -- If your schedule robs you of slumber, you may be setting yourself up for diabetes. But don't press the snooze bar too many times, because oversleeping might bring the same result. Those are the surprising findings of a new study that suggests too little or too much sleep could lead to the blood sugar disease, at least in older people. "This is one additional piece of information bolstering the common...

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2004-12-29 10:24:42

Finding could lead to better understanding of heart disease HealthDayNews -- In a scientific first, researchers have found that the body's internal clock, known as the circadian cycle, affects heart rate, independent of a person's sleep/wake cycle or other behavioral influences. The finding may help scientists better understand the causes of heart disease and lead to improved treatments, the researchers said. Physicists from Boston University and physiologists from Brigham and Women's...


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