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Boston University Researchers May Have Found a Gene Connected to Drug Addiction

It’s common knowledge that substance abuse has some genetic component—hence why alcoholism runs in families, for example—but the specifics have always been convoluted. A new […]

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Combination Therapy Raises Breast Cancer Risk in Black Women, Study Says

A new study from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) found that postmenopausal African American women taking a certain type of hormone supplement are […]

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BU School of Medicine Launches Military Health Center

The list of mental and physical health issues often suffered by American veterans is notoriously long; from PTSD to rising suicide rates, it’s no secret that the […]

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Researchers at Boston University May Be Able to Predict Who Will Need Life Support

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) found a way to predict the future—sort of. BUSM’s team developed an algorithm to help determine which […]

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Study Suggests Link Between Childhood Concussions and Brain Damage Later in Life

Adding to a growing body of concussion research, a new study from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) says […]

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Playing Youth Football May Increase Risk for Memory Problems Later in Life

When it comes to concussions and the repercussions of sustaining such an injury, most of the focus is on pro athletes, but a new study […]

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Cardio May Help Boost Memory in Older Adults

Some people go for a run or hop on the elliptical in order to “clear their head.” Now, a new study by Boston University School […]

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Local Researchers are Working on a Canine Gum Disease Vaccine

Gum disease, a.k.a. gingivitis, is something most people try to prevent by brushing and flossing (hopefully). But, it turns out, that it’s also one of […]

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Alzheimer’s Drug May Reduce the Urge to Binge Eat

Memantine, a neuroprotective drug typically prescribed to Alzheimer’s patients, may perform what Boston University School of Medicine researchers are calling “double-duty.” Scientists there found that […]

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Boston Medical Center, Boston University Receives $21 Million Grant

According to Boston Medical Center (BMC), tuberculosis (TB) kills 1.5 million people worldwide every year. In fact, one-third of the world’s population is infected with the bacteria that […]

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Local Researcher Awarded $2.5 Million for DNA Research

When watching CSI or a similar show on television, it seems like analyzing DNA samples is easy. First, the evidence is collected and shipped off […]

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High Protein Diet Linked to Lowered Blood Pressure

The fat, carb, and sugar diet debates will most likely rage on for centuries to come. That’s because it seems like every week a new study […]

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Doctor, Parental Assumptions Can Delay Delivery of HPV Vaccine, Study Says

Talking with your kids about sex can be awkward for all involved, but new research from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) suggests that not […]

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There’s New Hope for an HIV Vaccine

Boston University School of Medicine announced a pretty amazing discovery Monday, one that could have what the school is saying to be “significant implications for […]

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New Technique May Improve Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have developed a new imaging technique which may improve the diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis, a common condition […]