Video Offers Glimpse of Biosafety Level 4 Lab: Science webcast “Threads the NEIDL”

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March 7th, 2013

Original article from: BU Today, posted on March 7, 2013. By Susan Seligson

In the video above, This Week in Virology netcast host Vincent Racaniello joins Ronald Corley, an associate director of BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), for a rare tour of the Biosafety Level 4 facility.

Security concerns at laboratories doing research on infectious diseases mean that most of us will never get a look at the inner workings of such labs, the most secure designated as Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4). But because its BSL-4 lab is not yet operational, the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories on the Medical Campus has welcomed a professional video team to tour its inner sanctum. The result is Threading the NEIDL, a one-hour documentary posted today on This Week in Virology, an American Society for Microbiology webcast with about 100,000 regular viewers…

Read the full article on BU Today.