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Edward Avedisian (left) and Aram V. Chobanian (Hon.’06) at the celebration announcing the Aram V. Chobanian & Edward Avedisian School of Medicine on September 29, 2022. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi

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Alumni clarinetist’s philanthropy and humility results in the BU Aram V. Chobanian & Edward Avedisian School of Medicine

Two Armenian families finding freedom in America.

Two boys growing up poor a few doors apart in hardscrabble Pawtucket, R.I.

Two successful men—one a renowned cardiologist and former president of Boston University, the other a celebrated clarinetist for the Boston Pops—changing the course of Boston University history.

Lifelong friends Aram V. Chobanian (Hon.’06) and Edward Avedisian (CFA’59,’61) will now be connected forever as the namesakes of BU’s medical school. Thanks to a $100 million gift from Avedisian that will support scholarships, endowed faculty chairs, and cutting-edge research and teaching, the school is being renamed the Boston University Aram V. Chobanian & Edward Avedisian School of Medicine

University President Robert A. Brown called it “one of the most remarkable grants in the history of higher education” at a private signing ceremony at his residence in late August to accept the gift and formalize the school’s name change. 

The gift was announced to the public on Thursday at the school, before invited guests under a tent on Talbot Green, where both men shared the podium with Brown, Ahmass Fakahany, BU Board of Trustees chair, and Karen Antman, dean of the medical school and provost of the Medical Campus. Avedisian received a standing ovation and cheers before the sign with the new name was unveiled.

“This is a historic day for the medical school and for Boston University,” Brown said. The gift “gives an extra tailwind and boost to our aspirations that will benefit so many,” Fakahany said.

Avedisian and Chobanian donned ballcaps and white medical coats emblazoned with the new name. “With this white coat, I’m ready to see patients,” Chobanian said to laughter.

Avedisian is retired after nearly four decades of playing the clarinet with the Boston Pops and the Boston Ballet Orchestra. But it was the stunning success of his personal investments that afforded him the opportunity to give back to others. He has never forgotten his parents’ hard work and sacrifice, or the emphasis they placed on education, and he became a generous philanthropist to both the United States and Armenia in his later years. “I felt very

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Could a pill to strengthen muscle and bone substitute physical exercise?

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Experts are edging closer to finding alternatives for muscle mass and bone reduction. Jonathan Knowles/Getty Photos
  • Physical action is recognized to market bone and muscle mass health and fitness.
  • Aging, life style, and serious ailment can guide to bodily inactivity, which is affiliated with bone and muscle mass loss.
  • New research has now discovered a drug that can mimic physical work out in mice.
  • The new drug, named locamidazole, can increase bone development, mineral density, muscle mass thickness, and muscle mass strength in mice.

When we are bodily lively our bones and muscle groups perform together to make them stronger. To retain bone health and fitness, the American School of Sports Drugs suggests a mix of pounds-bearing functions 3–5 instances for every week and resistance training 2–3 moments a week.

Investigation has revealed lifelong training to be helpful for preserving bone wellbeing, and a reduction in physical exercising benefits in bone reduction. The CDC advocates typical bodily action to bolster and keep muscle and bone, exploration has shown increasing muscle mass strength can have a reasonable influence in relieving joint agony for individuals with osteoarthritis.

Despite its advantages, fashionable-working day dwelling is related with a lack of actual physical activity. In accordance to the Entire world Well being Business, actual physical inactivity is a severe but “insufficiently dealt with general public well being problem” with up to 85% of the world’s population top a sedentary life-style.

Inactivity is also affiliated with an elevated hazard of continual condition. The British Heart Foundation attributes far more than 5 million deaths all over the world to bodily inactivity, which equates to just one in nine deaths total.

Persistent conditions, injuries, and growing older may perhaps signify it is much more tricky to undertake physical action, which can guide to muscle mass weakening (sarcopenia) and bone decline (osteoporosis).

New research carried out at Tokyo Professional medical and Dental University (TMDU) has identified a new drug that can mimic work out, and endorse similar changes in muscle mass and bone.

The perform, led by Professor Tomoki Nakashima, has been released in Bone Exploration.

In the analyze, the investigate crew identified a new compound termed Locamidazole (LAMZ) as a probable therapeutic drug that can induce identical results to physical exercise.

To examination the new compound, the researchers administered possibly 10mg/kg of LAMZ orally the moment day by day, 6mg/kg

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