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2010-04-15 07:41:18

Mass. General, Boston University researchers run first clinical trial of system using 2 hormones An artificial pancreas system that closely mimics the body's blood sugar control mechanism was able to maintain near-normal glucose levels without causing hypoglycemia in a small group of patients. The system, combining a blood glucose monitor and insulin pump technology with software that directs administration of insulin and the blood-sugar-raising hormone glucagon, was developed at Boston...

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2010-04-14 08:15:00

Can graphene"”a newly discovered form of pure carbon that may one day replace the silicon in computers, televisions, mobile phones and other common electronic devices"”be made to bend, twist and roll? Physicists at UC San Diego and Boston University think so. In a paper published in the journal Physical Review B, the scientists say the propensity of graphene"”a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice"” to stick to itself and form carbon...

2010-04-05 12:05:29

Traditional treatments of cognitive behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy don't reach everyone Exercise is a magic drug for many people with depression and anxiety disorders, and it should be more widely prescribed by mental health care providers, according to researchers who analyzed the results of numerous published studies. "Exercise has been shown to have tremendous benefits for mental health," says Jasper Smits, director of the Anxiety Research and Treatment Program at Southern...

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2010-03-31 14:42:48

With funding from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, engineers at Boston University are working on a theoretical approach to improve automated mission control and decision-making for fleets of unmanned aerial vehicles. While unmanned systems currently rely on the automation of low-level functions, such as navigation, stabilization and trajectory, operating these systems is still quite labor-intensive for Air Force pilots given the variable flying conditions experienced by UAVs. The...

2010-03-26 07:00:00

Composer Carlisle Floyd and Soprano Phyllis Curtin reunite for historic production BOSTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five decades after its premiere, the Boston University School of Music and School of Theatre will produce the classic American opera Susannah with composer and librettist Carlisle Floyd and original soprano Phyllis Curtin in residence. Longtime artistic collaborators Floyd and Curtin will reunite for portions of the rehearsal period, and will also hold pre-show...

2010-03-10 14:47:00

BOSTON, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantic Canada and Boston University's Culinary Arts School will co-host Feast Your Senses, a demonstration of non-traditional lobster and mussel recipes for top New England chefs as part of the Atlantic provinces participation in the 2010 International Boston Seafood Show, March 14-16. Media are invited to cover: Feast Your Senses at 4 - 6 pm, Monday, March 15, Boston University Culinary Arts Program, Peter Fuller Building, Room 117, 808 Commonwealth...

2010-02-16 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Boston University College of Fine Arts returns to New York for its third annual InCite Arts Festival, themed "What's Past Is Prologue." The festival features performances, exhibits, and film screenings running March 4-10 at venues throughout Manhattan. A complete festival schedule and ticket information is available online at www.bu.edu/cfa/incite or by calling 617-353-3350. The festival, which has been highlighted by The NY Times and The...

2010-01-13 11:35:00

The 1-888-606-1688 "helpline" will connect callers with Boston University licensed physical therapists NEW YORK, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Helping people who have Parkinson's disease (PD) access information on exercise recommendations, the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) and Boston University have established the country's first National Resource Center for Rehabilitation. The center's toll-free "helpline" telephone number is 1-888-606-1688, and callers will be...

2010-01-06 12:55:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Jenny Craig, Inc., one of the nation's leading authorities on weight management, announced today Jason Alexander as the newest Jenny Craig celebrity client and spokesperson. The award-winning actor, who has starred in sitcoms, theater and film, is starting off the New Year with a resolution to lose 30 pounds. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100106/LA33389-a) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100106/LA33389-b) (Photo:...

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2009-12-30 08:00:00

Regularly consuming super-sized portions of high-calorie fast food, such as fried chicken, may dramatically increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. In an email to Reuters Health, Dr. Julie R. Palmer of Boston University in Massachusetts says, "Moreover, it is well established that becoming overweight or obese greatly increases a person's chance of developing (type 2) diabetes." According to a report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, black women who consumed fast food...