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The man behind the Ice Bucket Challenge

Boston College alumnus Dave Wedge has co-authored a new book about fellow BC grad Pete Frates, the inspiration behind the Ice Bucket Challenge, which raised millions of dollars for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) research. Frates, a former BC Baseball captain, was … Continue reading

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Life with a genetic disorder

A thought-provoking collection of 16 essays—edited by Boston College Associate Professor of English Amy Boesky—offers first-hand, powerful accounts of life with genetic disorders. In The Story Within: Personal Essays on Genetics and Identity (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), contributors shed light … Continue reading

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Fighting cancer

Despite gains in research, diagnosis and treatment, cancer killed 571,000 Americans in 2011. In his new book, Cancer As A Metabolic Disease, BC Biology Professor Thomas N. Seyfried offers an expansive review of the metabolic theory of cancer, from its … Continue reading

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