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Could an Ebola Treatment Already Exist?

June 9th, 2015 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: BU Today posted on June 9, 2015. by Rich Barlow What if Zoloft and Vascor—safe prescription drugs that you can pick up at your CVS for depression and heart trouble, respectively—could treat Ebola? A government study led by a researcher at BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) suggests that this... More

BU Scientist Uses Existing Drugs in Fight Against Ebola

June 5th, 2015 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Boston Globe posted on June 4, 2015. by Karen Weintraub Hoping to develop a drug against Ebola, but lacking the $1 billion to bring a new medicine to market, Boston University infectious disease researcher Gene Olinger turned to a more affordable source of drugs — those already available... More

Frontline Health Workers were Sidelined in $3.3bn Fight Against Ebola

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

Original article from: Newsweek posted on May 19, 2015. by Amy Maxmen Under cover of darkness, a few burial workers pried open the steel doors of a hospital morgue and stole the corpses of two adults and one child. They carried the bodies confidently, with hands that carted cadavers daily. They... More

Dr. Nahid Bhadelia: On the Frontline to Fight Ebola in Sierra Leone

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

Original article from: India New England posted on May 19, 2015 BOSTON-- Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, MD, is an infectious diseases physician, assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Director of Infection Control and Medical Response at National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory at Boston University. But she is... More

Study Points to Years-Long Immune System Woes from Measles

May 8th, 2015 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Los Angeles Times posted on May 7, 2015. By Eryn Brown Scientists have known for decades that having measles suppresses kids' immune systems for several weeks or months, leaving them ill-equipped to fight off pneumonia, bronchitis, diarrheal diseases and other infections. Now a team of researchers has suggested that... More

Biophotonics Poised to make Major Breakthroughs in Medicine (Video)

March 27th, 2015 in Featured, In The News, Video.

Original article from: Science360 News posted on March 9, 2015 Imagine having the ability to manipulate light waves in order to see through a skull right into the brain, or being able to use lasers to diagnose a bacterial infection in a matter of minutes. At the Center for Biophotonic Sensors... More

Inside a Biosafety Level 4 Lab

February 24th, 2015 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Aljazeera America posted on February 23, 2015. By Lindsay Moran As someone with a background in intelligence, I’m accustomed to helping people understand the gravest national security threats our nation faces. But I’ll admit to being as confused as anyone during the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus, More

Diagnosing Disease before Symptoms Strike

December 19th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Bostonia posted in Fall 2014 Issue In October 2014, nurse Kaci Hickox returned to her home in Maine after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone with the group Doctors Without Borders. State officials ordered her to stay in her house for 21 days—the longest possible incubation period for... More

$1 Million Mass. Grant Bolsters Hunt for Ebola Test

December 17th, 2014 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Boston Globe posted on December 16, 2014. By Michael Levenson A Cambridge nonprofit, one of several groups worldwide racing to develop a rapid test for the Ebola virus, received a boost Tuesday when state officials gave the organization $1 million to help bring its finger-prick device to market. Marcus... More

Rhett Talks w/ Paul Duprex – Bringing Viruses in from the Cold and Heating them Up!

December 12th, 2014 in Events, Featured, In The News, Video.

November 20, 2014 Filmed on November 20, 2014. Lecture by Paul Duprex, the Associate Professor of Microbiology, Director of Cell and Tissue Imaging, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Institute (NEIDL), Boston University School of Medicine. I am fascinated by viruses! As nature’s nanomachines, they are incredibly diverse and come in more “flavors” than... More