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Teams Tackle Virus Puzzle

February 9th, 2016 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Boston Herald posted on February 7, 2016. by Lindsay Kalter The Hub’s top infectious disease researchers are gearing up to take on the mysterious Zika virus, an illness with a potential link to devastating birth defects that’s raging across the Americas. Local scientists are launching two new initiatives —... More

Lessons From The Ebola Outbreak (Audio)

December 22nd, 2015 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: WBUR: On Point posted on December 21, 2015. by Tom Ashbrook More than a year ago Ebola hit West Africa hard. As quarantine periods end, we’ll look at the lessons learned in the outbreak. The Ebola outbreak that roiled the world in 2014 appears to be finally wrapping up as the... More

Ebola Returns: 2nd Case of Relapse Raises Questions

October 21st, 2015 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: LiveScience posted on October 20, 2015. by Ashley P. Taylor Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey — who became sick with Ebola about a year ago and recovered, but then became very ill again last week with what may be a relapse of the deadly virus — is now improving. "Pauline... More

Acting Classes Give Scientists Tools to Pitch their Work

October 20th, 2015 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Boston Globe posted on October 20, 2015. by Tracy Jan The men and women stared intently into their partner’s eyes, slowly stretching their arms and bending to the side, in a silent and mysterious dance. They struggled to stifle giggles as they mirrored each other’s awkward movements. The improvisational... More

Alan Alda Center Teaches Scientists to Connect

September 15th, 2015 in Events, Featured, In The News.

Original article from: BU Today posted on September 15, 2015. by Barbara Moran Anyone who peeked into a ninth floor room at the Photonics Center last Friday would have seen a curious sight: 14 staid scientists, standing in pairs, silently mirroring each other’s movements, like well-dressed practitioners of rudimentary tai chi. More

One Doctor’s Campaign To Pay Those Who Risked Their Lives (Audio)

September 7th, 2015 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: NPR posted on September 6, 2015 As the Ebola crisis raged in West Africa last year, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia of Boston University traveled to Sierra Leone several times. Together with many other American doctors, she served alongside local health workers in the city of Kenema. This spring, back in... More

Caring for the Caregivers

September 3rd, 2015 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Boston Globe posted on September 2, 2015. by Priyanka Dayal McCluskey Increasingly appalled. That’s how Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, an infectious disease specialist at Boston Medical Center, felt as she made numerous trips to Sierra Leone to help Ebola patients over the past year. The suffering of the victims was terrible, More

After Ebola: NEIDL Infectious Diseases Expert Returns to Africa

August 27th, 2015 in Events, Featured, In The News.

Original article from: BU Today posted on August 27, 2015. by Susan Seligson Last August, Nahid Bhadelia traveled to Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic’s peak, hermetically clad in the protective spacesuit-like gear of a biosafety level 4 researcher. Funded by the World Health Organization (WHO), Bhadelia went there to share her expertise... More

A Doctor’s Gift To The Brave Nurses Of Sierra Leone

August 14th, 2015 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: NPR posted on August 13, 2015. by Amy Maxmen It was a gift of about $600, to make up for wages that weren't paid. A gesture of gratitude, it may be the encouragement embattled nurses need to continue working with the specter of Ebola ever-present. In the darkest hours, More

Ebola Spurs Creation of Japan’s First Maximum-Security Biolab

August 14th, 2015 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Nature posted on August 13, 2015. by Helen Shen Japan is set to join an elite and dangerous club with its decision to upgrade an existing infectious-disease lab to handle the most hazardous pathogens. The move sweeps away more than three decades of political opposition to operating a... More