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BUSM researchers address diabetic neuropathies with therapy

Boston University School of Medicine researchers have discovered a way to relieve those who suffer from diabetic neuropathies from associated pain, according to a BUSM press release. The researchers, in conjunction with the Veteran’s Affairs Boston Healthcare System, performed a study to examine the effect of cognitive behavioral therapy on people with type II diabetes […]

Online courses may lead to lower grades than traditional courses, study suggests

As Boston University’s new Council on Educational Technology and Learning Innovation looks to increase BU’s education technology options, students taking online courses are more likely to achieve lower grades, according to a new study. Members of the CETLI emailed faculty Tuesday regarding future educational innovations at BU, said Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs Elizabeth Loizeaux. […]

Mass. recieves $960,000 from ineffective drug manufacturers

Massachusetts will receive about $1 million in settlement payments to resolve illegal drug marketing allegations against a Texas-based pharmaceutical company. The settlement, reached in December, is a $48 million agreement to be paid to 47 states by Healthpoint Ltd. and DFB Pharmaceuticals, Inc. after allegations arose that they illegally charged MassHealth and other state health […]

Two MIT professors given life sciences award, $3 million

Two Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers were among the first recipients of the new Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Wednesday, a new philanthropic venture which rewards scientists with a $3 million prize for contributing research focused on curing intractable disease and elongating human life. Dr. Eric Lander, and Dr. Robert Weinberg were both recognized and […]

Menino announces clean energy ordinance

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino announced Friday that all large commercial and residential buildings in the city will now disclose energy usage in an effort to encourage investment in energy efficiency. The Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance was filed with the City Council as a part of the city’s climate plan to reach greenhouse-gas reduction […]