Best of Brink 2022: 10 Amazing Discoveries and Mind-Blowing Facts

Over its 183 years, Boston University has helped pioneer a staggering number of scientific and scholarly breakthroughs. From the telephone in 1876 to a bionic pancreas some 140 years later, its researchers have a long and storied history as prolific inventors, designers, authors, and innovators. BU scientists and scholars are on track to produce more than 6,500 publications in 2022 alone, whether academic journal articles or best-selling books-not to mention those who filed patents and launched spin-off companies.

At The Brink, BU's research news site, we bring you a small slice of that work, showcasing some of the University's latest contributions to improving our understanding of the world-and making it better for all of us. As 2022 draws to a close, we're sharing 10 of our favorite facts and discoveries from another remarkable year of BU research stories.

Jessica Colarossi, Amy Laskowski, and Jillian McKoy contributed to this article.

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