New Research Findings Could Help Improve Bone Marrow, Stem Cell Transplantation for Patients with Blood-related Diseases
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) have the capacity to both self-renew and differentiate into all mature blood cell types, making them promising treatments for a variety of diseases. However, the mechanisms involved in engraftment—when the cells start to grow and make healthy blood cells after being transplanted into a patient—are poorly understood. A recent study led […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
This article showcases the research collaboration between CReM members and others in the BU community, and quotes Dr. Darrell Kotton and Dr. Andrew Wilson.
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 […]
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 […]
When the School of Medicine training program called Biology of the Lung: A Multidisciplinary Program began, on July 1, 1975, Gerald Ford was president, all four Beatles were alive, and gas cost about 50 cents a gallon. Click here to read the article.