An experimental medicine, never tested on humans, was given to two American aid workers and a Spanish priest infected with the Ebola virus, while hundreds have gone untreated. Should the untested serum be used on people—and if so, who should get it? George Annas, ethicist and a William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor at BU, offers his thoughts on th […]
We’re well into the dog days of August, and that means it’s time for us to take a short break. We’ll be dark for the next two weeks, and we’ll return on Monday, August 25, just in time to welcome members of the Class of 2018 arriving to take part in the First-Year Student Outreach Program […]
For more than six decades, painter Jamie Wyeth has toiled in the shadow of his famous grandfather, illustrator and painter N.C. Wyeth, and his even more famous father, Andrew, who died in 2009 at 91. Now, at 68, the younger Wyeth is finally getting his due in a new exhibit currently on view at the […]
Paul Duprex, associate professor of microbiology at the School of Medicine and director of the Cell and Tissue Core at Boston University's NEIDL, argues that laboratory research on potentially dangerous pathogens in necessary in order to dissect the critical steps involved in virus infection, spread and transmission.
On August 2, the first of two sickened American health care workers was flown from Africa to a special containment unit at Emory University. Despite the risk of infection, medical personnel continue to travel to West Africa to help bring under control the worst Ebola outbreak on record, which according to the World Health Organization […]