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Newsweek Article Does Not Pertain to NEIDL

April 7th, 2014 in Featured, Press Releases.

Newsweek recently published an article that raises concerns about biosafety laboratories. The article did not mention the NEIDL, but we have nonetheless received a number of questions about whether the article and the concerns it raised have any relevance to the BU biosafety lab.  The short answer to that question... More

BU Questions Claims Behind Ordinance to Ban BSL-4 Research: City Council Hearing on April 16

March 17th, 2014 in Featured, Press Releases.

Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey recently filed a proposed ordinance to prohibit Biosafety Level-4 (BSL-4) research in the City of Boston, based on the Councillor’s belief that conducting BSL-4 research is unsafe for the community. Councillor Yancey’s proposed ordinance is unnecessary. An exhaustive study of the safety of the Boston... More

BU Awards Community Grant To Franklin Park Coalition to Support Youth Programming

January 28th, 2014 in Featured, Press Releases.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2014 Contact: Valeda Britton; vjbritto@bu.edu; 617-638-1911   BU Awards Community Grant To Franklin Park Coalition to Support Youth Programming             (Boston) - Boston University today announced a grant of $2,500 to the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC). Boston University makes ongoing grants to local community organizations offering programs and services... More

Emergency Preparedness Drill at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories This Week

December 16th, 2013 in Events, Featured, Press Releases.

Emergency Preparedness Drill at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories This Week On December 19, Boston University (BU) and the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) will conduct a tabletop emergency preparedness drill as part of the ongoing safety and training program for laboratory personnel and internal and external response... 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

Federal Judge Rules in Favor of BU’s Biolab; One Local Review Remains

October 1st, 2013 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Boston.com, posted on October 1, 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 local... More