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Tuberculosis: A leading cause of death – Prof William Bishai

October 19th, 2016 in EIDA2Z Videos, Video.

Professor William Bishai is co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research. He spoke to us at EIDA2Z about the importance of global action on tuberculosis – which, despite being the leading infectious cause of death in the world, rarely makes the headlines.

Disease Surveillance in Uganda – Dr Julius Lutwama

October 11th, 2016 in EIDA2Z Videos, Video.

Dr Julius Lutwama is a virologist at the Uganda Virus Research Institute. We spoke to him at EIDA2Z about studying viruses and diagnosing disease in the countries where they emerge.

A New Lead on Treatment for Ebola

October 11th, 2016 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: BU Research posted on September 30, 2016. by Elizabeth Dougherty In the book The Hot Zone, author Richard Preston called viruses like Ebola “molecular sharks”—mindless attackers made of almost nothing. Ebola virus, which causes often-fatal hemorrhagic fevers, carries just seven genes, none of which can do much without... More

Developing local capacity to study emerging viruses – Prof Ian Goodfellow

September 29th, 2016 in EIDA2Z Videos, Video.

Ian Goodfellow is a Professor of Virology at the University of Cambridge. We spoke to him at EIDA2Z about the importance of building local capacity in low- and middle-income countries, so that emerging viruses can be identified and studied at their source.

Medical Guidelines for Emerging Pathogens – Dr Nahid Bhadelia

September 27th, 2016 in EIDA2Z Videos, Video.

Dr Nahid Bhadelia is Director of Infection Control at the National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories in Boston. We spoke to her at EIDA2Z about the importance of providing patients with the best quality of care during disease outbreaks, and how medical care can inform public health policy and future clinical protocols.

“Every Emerging Disease begins as a Mystery Story.” – David Quammen

September 26th, 2016 in Events, Featured, In The News, Video.

Original video from: Microbiology Society aired on September 22, 2016 "This week, we went to the ‘Emerging Disease A2Z’ meeting in Boston to speak to some of the delegates about their work. Science writer David Quammen, author of 'Spillover' and 'Ebola', told us the challenges of writing about emerging diseases."  

This Week in Virology #408 – Boston Quammens (video)

September 26th, 2016 in Events, Featured, In The News, Video.

Original video from: American Society for Microbiology aired on September 24, 2016 Four years after filming 'Threading the NEIDL', Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove return to the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory BSL4 facility at Boston University where they speak with science writer David Quammen.   Watch more TWIVs here

This Week in Virology: Boston Quammens

September 24th, 2016 in Video.

Four years after filming 'Threading the NEIDL', Vincent Racaniello and Alan Dove return to the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory BSL4 facility at Boston University where they speak with science writer David Quammen.

“Every emerging disease begins as a mystery story.” – David Quammen

September 22nd, 2016 in EIDA2Z Videos, Video.

This week, we went to the ‘Emerging Disease A2Z’ meeting in Boston to speak to some of the delegates about their work. Science writer David Quammen, author of 'Spillover' and 'Ebola', told us the challenges of writing about emerging diseases.

NEIDL Symposium: Talking about Infectious Diseases

September 21st, 2016 in Events, Featured, In The News.

Original article from: BU Today posted on September 21, 2016. by Sara Rimer Anthony Fauci flashed on the screen a slide of a huge map of the world crisscrossed with blue and red lines showing dozens of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases. Ebola. Yellow fever. MERS. West Nile virus. Dengue. Zika. This... More