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David Sherr, professor of environmental health at Boston University, studies environmental factors as they relate to breast cancer. PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID SHERR

Basics of breast cancer: Q&A with BU environmental health professor David Sherr

Aside from sipping cider and piecing together Halloween costumes, October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
The Mobile Health in Rehabilitation Conference, organized by the Boston Rehabilitation Outcomes Measurement Center, will take place Thursday and is available to students via live streaming on the Boston ROC website. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BU to hold Mobile Health in Rehabilitation Conference Thursday

Wake up. Grab coffee. Go to class. Commute home. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. The hustle and bustle […]

by · October 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
After analyzing the genomes of more than 250,000 subjects, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have identified 400 different regions on the human genome related to height. GRAPHIC BY SAMANTHA GROSS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston Children’s Hospital finds GIANT genetic numbers

Tall, short or somewhere in between, height’s numerical value never surpasses feet and inches. However, a […]

by · October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Cambridge-based startup Six Foods aims to introduce insects into the Western diet through familiar snacks like chips and cookies. GRAPHIC BY MAYA DEVEREAUX/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Cambridge-based company brings insects to dinner table

Four legs are good, two legs are better, but the six legs of insects are definitely […]

by · October 14, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, Science Tuesday
Researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine have found that alcohol consumption disrupts the sleep-wake cycle and can cause other problems for chronic drinkers, such as insomnia and sleep apnea. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Booze or snooze: BUSM researchers uncover negative effects of alcohol on sleep

Although many college students are familiar with the cautionary tales of what effects excessive alcohol consumption […]

by · October 7, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, Science Tuesday
Researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health examined household gun ownership and homicide rates over a period of almost 20 years and found a strong correlation between gun ownership and non-stranger homicides. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BUSPH researchers find correlation between gun ownership, non-stranger homicide

The 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut took the lives of 26 […]

by · October 7, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Boston University researchers have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to work on "Smart City," a program that aims to simplify a variety of municipal functions via a mass centralized database. PHOTO BY EVAN JONES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF. GRAPHIC BY CLINTON NGUYEN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Smart City: BU researchers work to improve urban living

English zoologist and author Desmond Morris once said, “The city is not a concrete jungle. It […]

by · October 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an adhesive based on proteins found in mussels and bacteria that has possible maritime and surgical uses. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

MIT shellfish-based “super glue” offers possible maritime, surgical uses

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have officially put the “super” back in “super glue” […]

by · September 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured an X1.6 class solar flare flash in the middle of the sun on Sept 10. PHOTO COURTESY OF NASA/SDO

Recent solar storm signals mass increase in sun’s activity

A healthy distance of approximately 150 million kilometers separates the Sun and Earth, according to Universe […]

by · September 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine have found that high blood pressure, which effects 1 in 3 American adults, can be combatted with a high-protein diet. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BUSM findings indicate high-protein diet can lead to lower blood pressure

Protein is everywhere. It’s in that burger you had for lunch, the clam chowder you had […]

by · September 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday