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Beth Israel uses Google Glass for emergency care

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center announced Wednesday the expanded use of Google Glass to its entire emergency department, becoming the first hospital in the United States to do so. Dr. Steven Horng, who specializes in emergency medicine, launched a pilot program in December 2013 for the use of Google Glass, which incorporates a small, transparent screen over […]

BU trustees sue Apple, Inc. for patent infringement

Boston University officials are suing Apple, Inc. and several other smaller technological companies for patent infringement, BU spokesman Colin Riley confirmed. The Trustees of BU will serve as the plaintiff in the case, alleging that Apple officials illegally used and have continued to use a patent created by electrical and computer engineering professor Theodore Moustakas […]

Ultraviolet rays may cause premature skin aging, BUSM research finds

Whether naturally or artificially, tanning in ultraviolet rays has been proven by research to be a cause of premature skin aging, according to a new study by the Boston University School of Medicine. Despite the results, several BU students said they are already hesitant of the harmful effects of overexposure to UV rays. “Tanning is […]

Protesters oppose biolab as court proceedings continue

Several protesters stood outside the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse Thursday as proceedings continued in a case challenging the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories at Boston University, commonly referred to as the BU biolab. Inside the courthouse, a team of prosecuting attorneys argued that the National Institutes of Health risk assessment of the lab, which […]

IBM officials partner with Boston, BU to grow ‘smarter city’

Boston University officials are partnering with executives from IBM and the city of Boston to promote better technologies for urban energy efficiency. Officials hosted a series of panels on Wednesday titled “Smarter Cities: A Roadmap for the Future” at the BU Photonics Center, focusing on how technology is helping cities run more efficiently. “The purpose […]