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Science Says You Should Get Your Kids a Pet

A new study says pets, particularly cats, may have health benefits for (very) young children. According to the research, which was published Tuesday in the Journal […]

STEM
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BU Is Promoting Diversity in STEM Fields

In 2015, U.S. News and World Report found that diversity rates in STEM fields—that’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—had barely budged since 2001. Black and Latino […]

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There May (Someday) Be a Way to Reduce Redheads’ Risk of Skin Cancer

Boston University researchers may have found a way to someday protect redheads’ skin from melanoma—aside from heaping on piles of SPF 100. Redheads owe their […]

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Boston University Wins $5.4 Million Alzheimer’s Grant

The NIH’s National Institute on Aging has granted Boston University $5.4 million to continue studying Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The […]

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Poor Sleep May Be Linked with Dementia, Study Says

A new study out of the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) says a lack of deep sleep may be linked to a higher risk […]

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Study Finds Strong Link Between Football and CTE

The link between football and brain damage has never been stronger. A study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association found signs of chronic […]

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Soda—Diet or Not—May Be Bad for Your Brain

Plenty of research—and plain old common sense—says that sugar-sweetened beverages are the enemy of your waistline. And now, two new studies say even your brain […]

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Getting Lots of Sleep May Not Be a Good Thing, Study Says

Sleeping for nine hours a night probably sounds like, well, a dream. But a recent study from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) says […]

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BU Researchers May Have Found a Simple Way to Diagnose Lung Cancer

A research development from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) could someday revolutionize the way we diagnose lung cancer. In a study published Monday […]

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Physical Fitness May Keep Your Mind Sharp, Too

There are so many reasons to exercise, it’s hard to keep track of them all. It helps you live longer. It cuts your risk of […]

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Concussions May Accelerate Alzheimer’s Progression, Study Says

The link between concussions and CTE, a degenerative brain disease often seen in athletes and soldiers, has been well established. And now, new research from […]

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A Simple Physical Test May Be Able to Assess Your Alzheimer’s Risk

It may be possible to predict likelihood of age-related brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, using a simple physical test, according to a new Boston University School […]

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The Color of Cancer

Much of our medical research focuses on white populations, and that’s a serious problem.

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Study: Are Dementia Rates Dropping?

A new study from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) says incidence of dementia may actually be declining. Many widely disseminated estimates have shown rates […]

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Poor Fitness in Middle Age May Lead to a Smaller Brain, Study Says

Need another reason to care about fitness? A new Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) study has some pretty motivating advice: Keep exercising so that your […]