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BUSM profs. see new growth in cell development

Boston University School of Medicine professors have discovered that tissues taken from specific cells were not rejected when transplanted into genetically identical recipients, according to a BUSM press release Monday. The study, published online in the journal “Cell Stem Cell,” implanted tissues from induced pluripotent stem cells into genetically identical recipients to demonstrate the potential […]

BU retains tech. budget, works to increase services

Boston University was among hundreds of universities not making budget cuts in technology in 2012, making investments in services such as wireless coverage, classroom technology and information systems. “For the fiscal 2012 year, we did not receive a budget cut,” said Tracy Schroeder, vice president for Information Services and Technology at BU. “The technology budget […]

H1N1 vaccine may worsen symptoms, study finds

The H1N1 flu vaccine might actually worsen symptoms of the potentially deadly flu in animals exposed to it, a new study suggests. Danuta Skowronski, an epidemiologist at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, lead a study showing that ferrets given the 2008–09 H1N1 vaccine became more sick than ferrets given a placebo vaccine after […]

Community members unconvinced of safety measures in BU biolab

Although proponents of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories said the facilities have the proper safeguards, Boston University students and locals called for officials to stop the study of Level-4 pathogens at a hearing Monday night. About 60 opponents and defendants of the BU biolab attended the hearing in the Cathedral Housing Development in the […]

Doomsday no more: BU researchers find oldest Mayan calendar

The world’s end may not arrive in December 2012 after all. An archeology expedition led by Boston University researchers and students gives insight into recently discovery Mayan calendars. The Xultun lunar calendar, roughly five centuries older than previously discovered Mayan calendars, was recently discovered, according to a Science Magazine report released Thursday. The calendar debunks the […]