Latest Boston University Stories

2009-09-01 17:15:00

In its quest to find new strategies to treat osteoarthritis and other diseases, a Boston University-led research team has reported finding a new computer tomography contrast agent for visualizing the special distributions of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) "“ the anionic sugars that account for the strength of joint cartilage.Assessing the local variations in GAGs are of significant interest for the study of cartilage biology and for the diagnosis of cartilage disease like osteoarthritis,...

2009-08-13 09:45:00

A team of researchers from Boston University, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently made a discovery that changes a long held paradigm about how bacteria move through soft gels. They showed that the bacterium that causes human stomach ulcers uses a clever biochemical strategy to alter the physical properties of its environment, allowing it to move and survive and further colonize its host.The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports the...

2009-08-10 08:00:00

New Tool to be the Center of the One-of-a-Kind Program Focused on Healthy Eating Exclusive to the BU Community BOSTON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College has introduced a new phase of the unique and innovative nutrition program for the students, faculty and staff of Boston University (BU) to enhance the Sargent Choice Healthy Dining Program. Since partnering with BU Dining Services in 2004 to offer a wide...

2009-07-16 08:30:00

When people learn they are predisposed to Alzheimer's disease, any depression or anxiety is not long lasting, a new study indicates.These findings help address a longstanding debate about whether learning such information might cause lasting psychological harm, at least among those with a family history of Alzheimer's disease, says Scott Roberts, a University of Michigan researcher at the School of Public Health and co-author of the study findings, which appear today in the New England...

2009-06-05 14:10:00

Experts warned Congress on Thursday that a mysterious fungus attacking America's bats represents the most serious threat to wildlife in a century and could spread nationwide within years. The condition, known as white-nose syndrome, gets its name from the white fungus speckled amongst the bats, reports the Associated Press. Experts told two House subcommittees on Thursday about discovering caves where bats had been decimated by the disease. "One cave there was turned into a morgue, with bats...

2009-05-07 09:17:00

New England's Academic and Industry Leaders Discuss Future of Life Sciences, Energy and IT Sectors, Showcase Start-Ups Cambridge, Mass., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Xconomy, the authoritative voice on business and technology in the exponential economy, has partnered with Boston University's Office of Technology Development to announce XSITE 2009 -- the first annual Xconomy Summit on Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship showcasing innovation in New England. With the theme, "The Recovery...

2009-05-01 11:00:00

Steven Spielberg & Larry Bird among Honorary Degree Recipients BOSTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Michael E. Capuano, who has emerged as a major voice in Congress concerning the ongoing atrocities and genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, will deliver the commencement address at Boston University's 136th graduation ceremonies at BU's Nickerson Field at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. Congressman Capuano, a Democrat who represents the Eighth District of Massachusetts, will...

2009-04-10 20:39:39

Boston University senior defenseman Matt Gilroy was named Friday as the winner of the Hobey Baker Award -- college hockey's most prestigious honor. The award is named for a Princeton hockey player who died in World War I. Gilroy becomes the 29th winner. Gilroy scored eight goals and recorded 36 points in 43 games for the Terriers this season. He is the second player from Boston University to win the award, joining current New York Rangers captain Chris Drury. This year's honoree is the first...

2009-04-09 15:48:00

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Stream57, the leading provider of fully customizable webcasting and streaming media communications, is pleased to have teamed up with WGBH, the largest producer of PBS prime-time programming and a pioneer in education multimedia, to stream the live television and radio program Project Dropout to a large online audience. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090325/NY88768LOGO ) On Tuesday, April 7 at 6pm EDT, Stream57 webcasted WGBH and WBUR...

2009-04-06 20:18:28

Boston University has hired Patrick Chambers as its new men's head basketball coach, the school said Monday. Chambers, 37, was Jay Wright's associate head coach with Villanova this season, helping lead the Wildcats to the Final Four. He joined Villanova in 2004 as the school's director of basketball operations. Chambers succeeds Dennis Wolff, who was fired March 11 after guiding the Terriers to a 17-13 mark this season. Wolff had a 247-197 record in 15 seasons with Boston University.

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.