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BU Lab Temporarily Halts TB Research after Safety Lapse

June 2nd, 2016 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: Boston Globe posted on June 2, 2016. by Kathy McCabe Boston University has temporarily halted tuberculosis research at its high-security biolab after a malfunction forced a partial shutdown of the South End facility’s ventilation monitoring system in March, university officials said Wednesday. A faulty network switch impeded air flow... More

NEIDL Ventilation Monitoring Was Temporarily Halted

June 1st, 2016 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: BU Today posted on June 1, 2016. by BU Today Staff A malfunctioning network switch at BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) resulted in a shutdown of parts of the lab’s ventilation monitoring system for eight hours on March 21. The malfunction impeded the flow of air out... More

Is Crowdfunding An OK Way To Raise Money For Zika Research?

April 20th, 2016 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: NPR Goats and Soda posted on April 19, 2016. by Wudan Yan With the Zika virus spreading through Latin American and into U.S. territory, lots of researchers want to pursue projects to help fight the disease. But there's one problem: money. Or rather, getting money to researchers. President Obama has... More

Preventing Further Spreading of Zika (Video)

April 13th, 2016 in Featured, In The News, Video.

Original article from: CNBC aired on April 12, 2016 Discussing the effects of the Zika virus on people, what needs to be done in order to prevent further spreading and research funding, with Nahid Bhadelia, Boston University of Infection Control & National Emerging Infectious Diseases Lab   Watch other Zika related videos on... More

Medical Campus Experts Gather to Confer about Zika

April 11th, 2016 in Events, Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: BU Research posted on March 25, 2016. by Barbara Moran After weeks of Boston University researchers trying to procure a sample of Zika virus, the pathogen linked to microcephaly and other neurological syndromes, the vial finally arrived at BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) on March 22, 2016. More

Facing Down the World’s Deadliest Pathogens in a BSL4 Lab

April 6th, 2016 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Scientific American posted on April 5, 2016. by Bob Roehr Ebola, smallpox, plague—the rogue’s gallery of highly infectious deadly pathogens is frighteningly long and their potential for havoc is great, which is why they can only be studied within the tightly controlled confines of a biosafety level 4... More

Fear and Stigma in the Age of Ebola; TEDx Talk with Nahid Bhadelia

March 29th, 2016 in Events, Featured, In The News, Video.

March 28, 2016 Outbreaks of deadly infectious diseases can elicit intense fear and confusion in our society, stigmatizing both patients and caregivers. As an infectious diseases expert and a frontline Ebola physician, Dr. Bhadelia understands the challenge of balancing public safety and patient care during an emerging epidemic. She discusses her... More

Full Professorships for Eight on Medical Campus

March 14th, 2016 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: BU Today posted on March 11, 2016. by Joel Brown Paul Duprex, originally from Northern Ireland, specializes in the genetics of viruses. Haiyan Gong (GRS’91), a native of China, has spent nearly three decades studying a single system in the eye and its relation to glaucoma, a leading cause... More

Report Indicates Link between Zika virus, Birth Defect

March 7th, 2016 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Boston Herald posted on March 5, 2016. by Lindsay Kalter A breakthrough report published yesterday could provide an important link between the Zika virus and the birth defect microcephaly, and will likely serve as a springboard for local research efforts into the mystery illness, Hub scientists say. The paper, More

Super Science Tuesday with John Connor

March 1st, 2016 in Featured, In The News, Video.

February 29, 2016 John Connor is an associate professor of microbiology at Boston University. Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, The Science Coalition is asking people to answer the question: Why should science matter to the presidential candidates? For more videos and information, visit www.ScienceMatters2.me.