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City Council OKs ‘Level 4’ Infection Research at BU Biolab

May 15th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Boston Herald, posted on May 15, 2014. By Donna Goodison A controversial Boston University lab got the go-ahead from the Boston City Council yesterday to conduct research on the most dangerous life-threatening infectious diseases such as Ebola. The council voted 8-5 not to bar BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories... More

NEIDL Takes Two Steps Toward Full Operation; Boston City Council, Superior Court Both Decide in Favor of Research

May 15th, 2014 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: BU Today, posted on May 15, 2014. By Art Jahnke Both the Boston City Council and the Massachusetts Superior Court yesterday took actions that move Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) closer to full operation. The City Council voted down a proposed ordinance that would have banned research at... More

Hot Debate on Level 4 Ban; City Council Hears Varied Voices and Views on Biolab

April 28th, 2014 in Events, In The News.

Original article from: MySouthEnd.com, posted on April 23, 2014. By Michele D. Maniscalco The Boston City Council’s Committee on Government Operations heard from about 70 witnesses at a lengthy and lively hearing last week on Docket #0227, Councilor Charles Yancey’s proposed ban of Level 4 research in the city. City Hall’s Iannella... More

Researchers Cite Experts’ Findings of NEIDL Safety

April 18th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: BU Today, posted on April 17, 2014. By Art Jahnke In a discussion whose outcome may determine if Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) will conduct research involving pathogens such as the Ebola and Marburg viruses, speakers for and against research at BioSafety Level 4 (BSL-4)... More

Testimony of Seth Jaffe on Behalf of Boston University in Connection with Proposed Ordinance on BSL-4 Research in the City of Boston

April 18th, 2014 in Featured, Press Releases.

This testimony addresses the scope of the review of potential risks posed by the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) and the assessment of that review by two separate panels of experts, as well as by federal and state court judges. The heart of the review is the final supplemental... More

Testimony of Michelle Consalvo of Boston University in Connection with Proposed Ordinance on BSL-4 Research in the City of Boston

April 18th, 2014 in Featured, Press Releases.

Good afternoon. My name is Michelle Consalvo. I am a lifelong Bostonian who currently lives and works in the City of Boston. I live in West Roxbury, at 93 Addington Road, and work at Boston University as the Assistant Vice President of Government & Community Affairs. I would like to... More

Testimony of Tom Robbins of Boston University in Connection with Proposed Ordinance on BSL-4 Research in the City of Boston

April 18th, 2014 in Featured, Press Releases.

Good Afternoon, my name is Tom Robbins and I live at 30 South Pleasant Street in Merrimac Mass. I am the Executive Director of Public Safety for Boston University and I have been in my current position since 2006. As Executive Director, I oversee the Boston University police department, public... More

Testimony of Gloria Waters of Boston University in Connection with Proposed Ordinance on BSL-4 Research in the City of Boston

April 18th, 2014 in Featured, Press Releases.

Thank you for the opportunity to speak today. My name is Gloria Waters and I am the Vice President and Associate Provost for Research at Boston University. I have been a resident of Boston for over 20 years—I live at 90 Commonwealth Ave. a little more than 2 miles from... More

Testimony of Ronald Corley of Boston University in Connection with Proposed Ordinance on BSL-4 Research in the City of Boston

April 18th, 2014 in Featured, Press Releases.

On behalf of the other members of the NEIDL team, I would like to thank the City Council for the opportunity to speak. My name is Ron Corley, and my residence is at 19 Nash Lane, Weston, although my wife will tell you I live at work in the South... More

‘Level 4’ Disease Research Can Be Safe, Belongs In America’s Medical Capital

April 13th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Boston Globe, posted on April 13, 2014. Editorial Few disaster scenarios capture the anxieties of our age like the sudden emergence of a deadly, invisible disease in a vulnerable population. In the anthrax attacks after 9/11, which were never conclusively solved, a biological agent took the lives of... More