Boston University Medicine, Winter 2022 Issue

Page 10 spotlights a CReM trainee and PhD Candidate in the Gouon-Evans Lab, Elissa Everton. Page 14 congratulates George Murphy, PhD, for receiving a 2021 Healthy Longevity Catalyst Award for his project “Deciphering Mechanisms of Disease Resistance and Longevity in Centenarians.” The page 18 cover story showcases Boston University’s longest-running, federally funded training program that […]

Ambitious Effort to Develop Lab-Grown Lungs Wins Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group Funding

Ambitious Effort to Develop Lab-Grown Lungs Wins Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group Funding

A bold early-stage project aiming to develop lab-grown lungs—which could bring fresh hope to people with pulmonary diseases such as asthma and lung cancer—has been awarded $1.5 million over three years from the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group. The effort will be led by researchers at Boston University’s College of Engineering and School of Medicine. […]

Decoding the Centenarians’ Secret to Disease Resistance and Longevity

To keep up with the world’s rapidly aging population, the NAM launched the Healthy Longevity Global Competition, a multi-stage global competition designed to seek out bold, innovative, and breakthrough ideas that challenge the way we think about aging. The Catalyst Award, the first stage of the competition, rewards exciting opportunities that display prospective improvement in […]

BU Entrepreneurs Are Moving Two New Medical Devices Closer to Market

Could a wearable that emits ultrasound help transplant patients stave off organ rejection? Is there a better designed ileostomy bag that could improve the fit and overall experience for wearers? Boston University graduate researchers with a penchant for innovation and entrepreneurship recently developed designs for these two medical devices—and their pitches have attracted interest and […]

BU researchers receive $20M NIH grant to study protection from Alzheimer’s disease

Why are some 100 plus-year-old men and women as cognitively alert and intact as peers thirty years younger? Why has Alzheimer’s disease (AD) not impacted them? Thomas Perls, MD, MPH, FACP, professor of medicine and Stacy Andersen PhD, assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and their colleagues seek to learn […]

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