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Seau family considering brain donation to BU, still undecided

Junior Seau’s family is determining whether or not they will donate his brain for research, which could shed light on the cause of the retired National Football League player’s May 2 death. “The Seau family is currently revisiting several important family decisions and placing them on hold in order to confer with their elders. All […]

Public meeting for biolab set for April

The National Institutes of Health announced it will hold a public meeting on April 19 to discuss the National Emerging Infectious Diseases laboratories at Boston University’s Medical Center. The NIH released a Draft Supplementary Risk Assessment of more than 1,700 pages, according to the website. The NIH also released a 23-page Reader’s Guide to help […]

BU enrollment in math, sciences, tech rises slightly

Enrollment for Boston University science-based programs has shown moderate growth, despite a recent trend of decreasing interest among American youth. A recent survey of young Americans conducted by the Lemelson-MIT Invention Index found 60 percent do not intend to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering or math. BU officials said, however, BU’s programs have been […]

BU profs find DNA connection to onset of menopause

Researchers at Boston University’s School of Public Health and School of Medicine found 13 new genetic areas associated with immune function and DNA repair affecting aging and the beginning of menopause, according to a press release. The BU press release stated associate professor of medicine Joanne Murabito and biostatistics professor Kathryn Lunetta concluded the genes […]

The real butterfly in your stomach: Scientists explore the possibility of a “second brain” in our gut

Ever had someone tell you to follow your gut? Or maybe you’ve been sitting with a test in front of you or a decision to make, and deep down there is something in your gut telling you what the correct answer or choice is. Research has now revealed that what you may have thought of […]