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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

‘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

Biohazard Lab Makes Communicator Jean-Luc Picard Might Recognize

November 6th, 2013 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: Txchnologist, posted on November 6, 2013. by Jim Nash It’s hard to imagine an environment where instant and clear communication is more critical than in biodefense labs dealing with the most lethal pathogens on Earth. And yet, these facilities, which are few in number and rich in potential... More

Higher-Level TB Research to Begin at NEIDL Boston Public Health Commission Gives Go-Ahead

October 31st, 2013 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: BU Today, posted on October 31, 2013. by Rich Barlow BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories will begin doing tuberculosis research at a higher biosafety level in the coming months, following approval of the work by the Boston Public Health Commission. The research will be transferred from another lab on... More

The World’s Most Infectious Deadly Diseases… in the South End? A Federal Court Ruled in Favor of the Boston University Biolab

October 2nd, 2013 in In The News.

Original article from: Boston Magazine, posted on October 1, 2013. by Melissa Malamut Boston University’s decade-long battle to study some of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases in a South End laboratory won approval Monday from a federal court. According to a report on local website Boston.com, Boston University can proceed with its plans to... More

US Judge Rules BU Biolab Plan OK

October 2nd, 2013 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: Boston Globe, posted on October 2, 2013. by Kay Lazar A federal court has ruled that Boston University can proceed with its decade-long push to study some of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases in a South End laboratory, a decision that leaves the university needing only permission from... More

Federal judge OKs Boston U Disease Research Lab

October 2nd, 2013 in In The News.

Original article from: Boston Herald, posted on October 2, 2013. BOSTON — A Boston University laboratory built to study some of the world's most dangerous diseases is one step closer to opening following a federal judge's decision issued this week that it poses little risk to the public. The lab has been... More