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Biologists Choose Sides In Safety Debate Over Lab-Made Pathogens (Audio)

August 13th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: NPR posted on August 13, 2014. By Neil GreenfieldBoyce A smoldering debate about whether researchers should ever deliberately create superflu strains and other risky germs in the interest of science has flared once again. Proponents of the work say that in order to protect the public from the next... More

Doctor’s Work with Ebola may Benefit Boston

August 13th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Boston Globe posted on August 13, 2014. By Felice J. Freyer First, she pulls on the surgical gloves. Then, Dr. Nahid Bhadelia climbs into a Tyvek suit resembling baggy white coveralls. Over that, she dons rubber boots, an apron, a gown, and another pair of gloves. Then, she... More

POV: Battling Ebola. It’s Our Problem, Too

August 8th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: BU Today posted on August 8, 2014. By Paul Duprex I can’t hear the three words “point of view” without instantly thinking of my dad! “Here’s my point…” is probably one of his favorite phrases, and I guess he’s not alone. Doesn’t everyone have some point or other... More

20 Things to Know about the Ebola Outbreak

August 8th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Becker's Hospital Review posted on August 7, 2014. By Lindsey Dunn Ebola overview 1. Ebola, as it is commonly refereed to, is short for Ebola virus disease, a form of haemorrhagic fever, that causes severe illness and is often fatal. 2. Symptoms include fever, extreme weakness, muscle pain and sore... More

Battling Ebola: Working with a Deadly Virus; BU Researcher Views the Virus with Respect, Not Fear

August 7th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: BU Today posted on August 7, 2014. By Sara Rimer Elke Mühlberger, associate professor of microbiology at the School of Medicine, is one of a small group of microbiologists around the world who are trained to work with Ebola and similarly deadly viruses in Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4)... More

Battling Ebola: NEIDL’s Role

August 7th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: BU Today posted on August 7, 2014. By Art Jahnke As the worst Ebola outbreak on record continues to spread disease and death through several West African countries, public interest in infectious disease research is spiking. BU Today spoke about research conducted at BU’s National Emerging Infectious Disease... More

Quest for an Ebola Cure Intensifies as Doctors Struggle to Treat Patients

August 7th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Wired posted on August 7, 2014. By Carolyn Crist John Connor would really like to cure Ebola. He’s a microbiologist at Boston University, working in an interdisciplinary unit with BU computer scientists and engineers, Boston-area biotech companies, and researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston... More

CDC Goes all out to Combat Ebola; Organizations Dispatch Specialists to Africa

August 7th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Boston Herald posted on August 7, 2014. By Lindsay Kalter The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has set its emergency operations center in Atlanta at its highest response level over the Ebola crisis, dispatching dozens of experts to the stricken region in West Africa, while the... More

The Most Destructive Myths About Ebola Virus, Debunked

August 7th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Huffington Post posted on August 6, 2014. By Anna Almendrala Myths and rumors about the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa are hindering health workers from doing their jobs abroad and causing unnecessary panic and paranoia in the United States. Here's the truth about some of the... More

Battling Ebola: Tracking the Virus; Current Ebola Outbreak Defies Earlier Models

August 6th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: BU Today posted on August 6, 2014. By Susan Seligson It’s a persistent cliché in films dramatizing deadly epidemics: that chart with the ominously multiplying paper-doll cutouts—first 2 cases, then 4, then 16…then an entire city under statistical siege. But for real-life disease trackers like Laura Forsberg White, More