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Containing Ebola with Nanotechnology; BU Team’s Device Detects Virus Quickly and on site

October 1st, 2014 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: BU Today posted on September 30, 2014. by Mark Dwortzan By late January, 1.4 million people in Liberia and Sierra Leone could be infected with the Ebola virus. That’s the worst-case scenario of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa recently offered by scientists at the US Centers for... More

Transmission of Ebola: Two Microbiologists Weigh In (Letter to Editor)

September 29th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: The New York Times posted on September 26, 2014. by John H. Connor & Elke Muhlberger To the Editor: Michael T. Osterholm, in “What We’re Afraid to Say About Ebola” (Op-Ed, Sept. 12), suggests that we must entertain the possibility that the Ebola virus might become transmissible through the... More

MED’s Corley Appointed NEIDL Director; Takes Charge at Critical Moment in Research into Infectious Diseases

September 22nd, 2014 in Events, Featured, In The News.

Original article from: BU Today posted on September 22, 2014. by Barbara Moran Ronald Corley, whose five years as associate director of BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) saw the lab overcome several legal and political challenges, has been appointed NEIDL director, effective October 1. Corley will continue as a... More

Paul Leading the Fight Against Killer Viruses

August 27th, 2014 in In The News.

Original article from: Lurgan Mail; Posted on August 26, 2014 Paul Duprex is making waves across the pond as a virus-taming scientist, having started his journey in King’s Park Primary School. The Lurgan native is currently an associate professor at Boston University, USA, where he is conducting research on viruses, following a... More

Ebolanomics

August 21st, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: The New Yorker; August 25, 2014 Issue. by James Surowiecki The deadly hemorrhagic fever Ebola was first discovered in 1976, and it has haunted the public imagination for twenty years, ever since the publication of Richard Preston’s “The Hot Zone.” Yet, in all that time, no drug has... More

Drug Found Effective Against Virus Similar to Ebola

August 20th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: USA Today posted on August 20, 2014. by Karen Weintraub A study out today shows that an experimental treatment for Marburg virus – a close cousin to Ebola – can be given after symptoms of the terrible disease have started to appear. The finding suggests that similar treatments may... More

U.S. Doctor To Travel To Sierra Leone To Help Ebola Victims (Audio)

August 20th, 2014 in Events, Featured.

Original article from: NPR posted on August 20, 2014 Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, an infectious diseases expert at Boston University, is going to Sierra Leone to help care for Ebola patients. She talks to Kelly McEvers about the challenges she expects to face. Listen to Dr. Bhadelia on NPR

Disease Control Suffers Lack of Fast Detection Tool

August 19th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Punch posted on August 19, 2014. By Folashade Adebayo with Agency Reports In detecting the first case of Ebola in Nigeria, the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, played a prompt and face-saving role. The LUTH’s preliminary result, though subjected to confirmatory tests, helped in the swift isolation of the... More

Researchers Race to Develop Field Tests to Confirm Ebola

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

Original article from: Bloomberg posted on August 15, 2014. By Marie French It took three days recently for a New York City hospital to determine that a patient with Ebola-like symptoms didn’t have the deadly virus. Now, as the disease rages in West Africa, researchers are closing in on the development of... More

Ebola Control Suffers from Lack of Fast Detection Tool

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

Original article from: USA Today posted on August 15, 2014. By Karen Weintraub Early in August, when doctors worried that a patient at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York had Ebola, it took nearly three days to confirm that he didn't. And that was in one of the richest, most medically... More