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NEIDL Researchers Create Tool to Study New Virus

September 5th, 2018 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from BU Today by Sara Rimer. September 5, 2018 In recent years, traces of new zoonotic viruses—pathogens that live in animals and could potentially cause infectious diseases in humans—have been discovered in bats, fish, and other species around the world. But scientists have been stumped in their search for... More

Measles Touch Down in Bay State

September 4th, 2018 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from Boston Herald by Alexi Cohan. August 25, 2018 Citing measles as “probably the most infectious human virus on the planet,” a Boston University professor of microbiology stressed the importance of vaccinations as state health officials confirmed a case of measles and warned others who may have been exposed. The... More

As Ebola Research Comes to Boston, Scientists Weigh Risks

September 4th, 2018 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from Contagion Live by Jared Kaltwasser. August 30, 2018 When it comes to biomedical research, Boston, Massachusetts, is the place to be. “This is truly the biomedical mecca of the United States,” said Ronald B. Corley, PhD, director of Boston University’s (BU) National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories (NEIDL). Although that may... More

BU’s Infectious Disease Lab Begins Ebola Research

August 22nd, 2018 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from WBUR by Art Jahnke. August 20, 2018 Eight months after receiving final approval from the Boston Public Health Commission to conduct research at Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4), Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) has begun work with its first Level-4 pathogen, the Ebola virus. “This is clearly an important... More

After a Decade of Squabbles, BU’s Biolab is in Business

August 20th, 2018 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from Boston Globe by Felice J. Freyer. August 20, 2018 The package that Elke Mühlberger had been waiting a decade to receive — a gray hard-plastic case a little bigger than a microwave oven — arrived in Boston earlier this month, after traveling nearly 2,000 miles from Montana. The... More

Researchers at BU begin Experimenting with Ebola

August 6th, 2018 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates, Video.

Original article from Boston 25 News. August 2, 2018 A lab in Boston was approved to study one of the world's deadliest viruses. On Thursday, Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) announced in a press release that they have started experimenting with the Ebola virus. NEIDL microbiologist Elke Mühlberger said the... More

Neighbors Concerned by Presence of Ebola at BU Research Lab

August 6th, 2018 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates, Video.

Original article from NBC Boston by Caroline Connolly. August 3, 2018 A high security lab in Boston just received a sample of a deadly virus that has killed thousands — Ebola. The pathogen arrived at Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases this week, along with the related Marburg virus. They are the... More

High-Security Boston Lab Begins Growing Ebola Virus for Experiments

August 3rd, 2018 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from WCVB. August 2, 2018 One of the most secure facilities in Boston is beginning to experiment with one of the world's deadliest viruses. Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories announced Thursday that it had received samples of the Ebola virus and the related Marburg virus. Researchers said the... More

Boston University Lab gets shipment of Ebola, Marburg Viruses

August 3rd, 2018 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from Boston Business Journal by Jessica Bartlett. August 2, 2018 Researchers at Boston University’s infectious disease lab received the first pathogens it's gotten under its new heightened designation: the Ebola and Marburg viruses. The National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories received clearance from the Boston Public Health Commission in December to... More

Neighbors fear BU’s Infectious Disease Lab is ‘Gambling with our Safety

August 3rd, 2018 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from Boston Herald by Mary Markos. August 3, 2018 Researchers at a controversial Boston University lab are experimenting with Ebola in the heart of the city and neighbors are sounding the alarm about the threat of a potentially life-threatening slip up. The first project in Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious... More