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The 9 Deadliest Viruses on Earth

October 24th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: LiveScience posted on October 23, 2014. By Anne Harding Humans have been battling viruses since before our species had even evolved into its modern form. For some viral diseases, vaccines and antiviral drugs have allowed us to keep infections from spreading widely, and have helped sick people recover. More

Scientists Fight For Superbug Research As U.S. Pauses Funding

October 24th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: NPR posted on October 23, 2014. By Nell Greenfieldboyce An unusual government moratorium aimed at controversial research with high-risk viruses has halted important public health research, scientists told an advisory committee to the federal government on Wednesday. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy said Friday that... More

Why Has Nurse Amber Vinson Recovered From Ebola So Quickly?

October 24th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: NBC News posted on October 23, 2014. By Maggie Fox Amber Vinson’s blood tested negative for Ebola virus just nine days after she was first diagnosed. Her fellow nurse, Nina Pham, is now in good condition. The two nurses infected when they treated the first person diagnosed with Ebola... More

Reality Check: How People Catch Ebola, And How They Don’t (Elke Muhlberger Interview)

October 22nd, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: WBUR's CommonHealth posted on October 22, 2014. By Carey Goldberg It’s confusing. You hear that Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan was so contagious that two Dallas nurses in protective gear caught the virus. But then you hear, in more recent days, that apparently nobody else did, including the... More

Universities To Speakers Who’ve Visited West Africa: En Garde!

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

Original article from: NPR posted on October 18, 2014. By Eleanor Klibanoff By now, it's well known that there are a limited number of ways you can contract Ebola: from the blood, sweat, saliva or other bodily fluids of someone who already is ill with the disease. There are many more ways... More

Boston Doctor Training Others to Fight Ebola on Front Lines (Dr. Bhadelia Interview)

October 20th, 2014 in Featured, In The News, Video.

Original article from: CBS News posted on October 20, 2014 The death toll from Ebola in West Africa now tops 4,500, and the spread of the deadly virus shows little sign of slowing. But among those fighting the disease is a Boston doctor who cared for Ebola patients in the region, and... More

What A Boston Doctor Learned Treating Ebola Patients In Sierra Leone (Audio)

October 16th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: WBUR posted on October 14, 2014. By Bob Oakes Dr. Nahid Bhadelia traveled to Sierra Leone in August, working as a WHO physician treating Ebola patients. She’s an infectious diseases doctor at Boston Medical Center and director of infection control at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories. She... More

Ebola Outbreak Boosts Odds of Mutation Helping It Spread

October 16th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Bloomberg News posted on October 15, 2014. By Robert Langreth, Michelle Fay Cortez and John Lauerman The diagnosis of Ebola in a second health worker in Texas raises questions about how well researchers understand how the virus spreads and whether the virus is changing in a way that... More

Does Ebola Belong In The South End? Inside The BU Biolab (Audio)

October 10th, 2014 in In The News.

Original article from: WGBH News posted on October 9, 2014. By Anne Mostue The current Ebola outbreak has added urgency to research into the deadly disease — and it’s put a spotlight on Boston University’s controversial biolab in the South End. Activists have called the lab a danger to the neighborhood... More

Preventing the Spread: BU Lab Hopes to Study Dangerous Viruses

October 9th, 2014 in Featured, In The News, Video.

Original report from: WFXT-TV (Fox 25 News) posted on October 7, 2014 Watch Full Report on FOX 25 News