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Researchers at Boston University work to develop a prototype of a computational tool used to enhance the identification of DNA at crime scenes. PHOTO COURTESY OF CATHERINE GRGICAK

New computational tool developed by BU researchers strengthens DNA analyses at crime scenes

In shows like “Law & Order” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” it only takes an hour […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Although ample research has been done on climate change, Anthony Janetos, Boston University professor of earth and environment, said a system of impacts and response strategies must be implemented to make real change. GRAPHIC BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston University staff, students support adoption of new standardized climate change indicator system

Although scientists have long been studying the impacts of rising temperatures on Earth and attempting to […]

by · October 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals have found a way to purify water post-fracking, eliminating all traces of chemicals involved in the process. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Groups at BU, beyond work to preserve global water supply

“Water, water everywhere,” goes the old rhyme. And while 71 percent of the Earth is water, […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, Science Tuesday
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 · 2 comments · 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