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“A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine work”

Boston University researchers at the College of Engineering have discovered a way to target bacterial “persisters” so they could be killed by antibiotics. Biomedical engineering professor James Collins, a William F. Warren Distinguished Professor and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, reports in Nature magazine that he and his colleagues have discovered how adding a […]

BU researcher’s “Development Corridor” accepted by Egypt’s new government

A visionary plan for a “Desert Development Corridor” in Egypt, researched and created by Boston University geologist Dr. Farouk El-Baz, has been adopted by the country’s new government as its flagship program.  According to El-Baz, the plan – which includes the construction, along 1,200 kilometers, of a new eight-lane superhighway, a railway, a water pipeline, […]

James Collins elected to prestigious National Academy of Engineering

James J. Collins, professor of biomedical engineering at the College of Engineering (ENG) and co-director of the Center for BioDynamics, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for contributions to synthetic biology and engineered gene networks. Collins becomes the third BU professor to be elected to the prestigious group joining President Robert […]