Boston University

Boston University (often initialized as BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. With more than 4,000 faculty members and more than 31,000 students, Boston University is one of the largest private universities in the United States and one of Boston's largest employers. The university is nonsectarian, but is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. BU is categorized as an RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In 2009–2010, BU had research expenditures of $407.8 million, or $553 million if the research led by the Medical School faculty at Boston Medical Center is included. BU is a member of the Boston Consortium for Higher Education. Among its faculty and alumni, BU counts 7 Nobel Prize winners, including Martin Luther King, Jr. (PhD '55); 22 Pulitzer Prize winners, and numerous Guggenheim and MacArthur fellows.

Address
One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America 02215
Website
http://www.bu.edu/
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Health

Is soda bad for your brain? (and is diet soda worse?)

Americans love sugar. Together we consumed nearly 11 million metric tons of it in 2016, according to the US Department of Agriculture, much of it in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages like sports drinks and soda.

Neuroscience

Proof it's possible to enhance or suppress memories

What if scientists could manipulate your brain so that a traumatic memory lost its emotional power over your psyche? Steve Ramirez, a Boston University neuroscientist fascinated by memory, believes that a small structure ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Two studies of veterans link PTSD to accelerated aging

We've all heard of people "aging overnight" after a traumatic event. Scientists actually have a word for this phenomenon: "Marie Antoinette Syndrome," named for the French queen. When she was captured after fleeing Paris ...

Neuroscience

Overcoming language loss long after a stroke

Kelly O'Day has no recollection of suffering a stroke in January 2014, or of the months on life support that followed. She does know that when she was discharged from the hospital, she "couldn't say much other than pleasantries," ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers discover why redheads are more prone to melanoma

Red-haired people are known for pale skin, freckles, poor tanning ability and unfortunately, an increased risk for developing skin cancer. Research has shown that they have variants in Melanocortin 1 Receptor (MC1R), a protein ...

Medications

Researchers developing mobile app for opioid detoxification

In the midst of the opioid epidemic, an estimated 1.5 million Americans seek treatment annually in an effort to avoid the life-threatening effects of opioid use disorder and improve their quality of life.

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