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2012-03-28 00:56:20

The H1N1 flu pandemic in 2009 underscored weaknesses in methods widely used to diagnose the flu, from frequent false negatives to long wait times for results.

2012-02-01 10:58:37

Long duration, controllable drug delivery is of wide interest to medical researchers and clinicians, particularly those seeking to improve treatment for patients with chronic pain or to prevent cancer recurrence after surgery.

2012-01-27 12:17:59

According to a recent study, there is a new mechanism of drug release using 3D superhydrophobic materials that utilizes air as a removable barrier to control the rate at which drug is released.

2011-12-11 06:09:46

New research published Dec. 9 in the journal Science suggests it may be possible to use brain technology to learn to play a piano, reduce mental stress or hit a curve ball with little or no conscious effort. It's the kind of thing seen in Hollywood's "Matrix" franchise.

2011-11-11 14:20:55

In a breakthrough study published online today in The Lancet, researchers from Boston University, Save the Children and the WHO found that young children treated at home for severe pneumonia by Pakistan's network of "lady health workers" were more likely to get well than children referred to health facilities.

Mind Reading Computer System May Help People With Locked-in Syndrome
2011-10-17 14:41:10

Imagine living a life in which you are completely aware of the world around you but you're prevented from engaging in it because you are completely paralyzed. Even speaking is impossible.

How Key Genes Cooperate To Make Healthy Skin
2011-09-21 04:02:48

Scientists from Berkeley Lab, the University of Bradford and Boston University discover a crucial connection in skin formation.

Extreme Summertime Temps Could Become A Regular Thing
2011-09-11 04:09:34

In an article in the current issue of the journal Climatic Change Letters, Boston University researchers have estimated the impact near-term increases in global-mean temperatures will have on summertime temperatures in the U.S. and around the globe.

2011-08-26 07:33:59

BU researchers find that modeling errors produced exaggerated claims


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.