Note: BU News Service is currently on hiatus. We will occasionally publish updates throughout the summer. Check back in September for ongoing coverage. In the meantime, take a look at what we covered this past year.

News & Features

Endangered Concord Toy Store to Get a Fresh Start
The Toy Shop of Concord, located in the historic town of Concord, Mass., is closing its doors after 72 years over disputes with a landlord, but don't put away the toys just yet. Christina Erne reports on the impact of its closing, and what's in store for the future of the small business. More
Special Report:<br/> Boston 2024
Amid divided public support and concerns about funding, the bid to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic Games to Boston continues. This special report looks at the pros, the cons, and the athletes as well as the potential roles that Boston's renowned institutions of higher learning could play if the Olympic torch is lit here. More
Composing Calligraphy: Words Inspire Music
BU senior Mo Zhao's "Splashes of Ink: A Musical Calligraphy," to showcase compositions by unconventional artist. More
Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death
A federal jury Friday sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death, the final chapter to a brutal, emotionally exhausting trial that brought forth indelible images of an unspeakable crime. More
Defense Seeking to Humanize Tsarnaev
Video: As the penalty phase in the marathon bombing trial continues, the defense is expected to bring witnesses to the stand, including Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's family members. Keiko Talley reports. More
Nepal Quake Updates
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal early Saturday, killing hundreds. Follow this page of updates via social media for the latest. More
Hundreds Relay For Life
Students raise money for cancer research and treatment. BU News Service Reporter Erika Matera Banoun has the story.   More
Special Report: Marathon 2015
Did you miss our coverage of Marathon 2015? Here's a recap. More
Tiny House Movement Getting Bigger
The tiny house movement, focused on living life simply in smaller spaces, is growing in popularity. Paul Dudley reports. More

Science

 
Parkinson's Beyond the Brain
By the time a patient is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, seventy percent of the damage is already done. In an effort to understand the progression of the disease and diagnose it earlier, more and more scientists are moving their microscopes to the patient’s gut.
Lost in Metabolic Mayhem: Are Hypothyroid Patients Getting the Help They Need? (Made private by request of author - seeking other publication)
Millions of middle-aged women suffer from hypothyroidism. Methods for diagnosis and treatment are standardized in the field of mainstream endocrinology, but are they really working?
Decreasing Deadly Desensitization
Once a savior to nurses and patients, excessive patient monitoring alarms in hospitals is leading to patient injuries and even deaths. Nurses and engineers are working together to reduce unnecessary alarms and improve patient care.

Special Reports

Special Report: Marathon 2015
Did you miss our coverage of Marathon 2015? Here's a recap.
CES 2015
BU News Service traveled to Las Vegas to check out the latest in tech at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Boston Says Goodbye to Mayor Menino
Remembering the life of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino
Mid-term Elections 2014
Complete coverage of the 2014 mid-term elections.