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The Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will be holding a lecture on Friday to talk about the benefits of mindfulness, which is a self-care method that includes activities such as meditation and yoga. PHOTO VIA CREATIVE COMMONS

BU School of Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care to hold lecture on mindfulness

In comprising a universal self-care checklist, sleep, exercise and eating copious amounts of veggies are some […]

by · November 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Selim Ünlü and John Connor, professors at Boston University, have developed a tool that utilizes LED light to quickly and inexpensively detect viruses such as Ebola. PHOTO COURTESY OF STEVE PRUE/COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

BU researchers develop prototype of new Ebola detection device

From newspapers and television to Twitter and word of mouth, 2014 has been saturated with news […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, Science Tuesday
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