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Full Professorships for Eight on Medical Campus

March 14th, 2016 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: BU Today posted on March 11, 2016. by Joel Brown Paul Duprex, originally from Northern Ireland, specializes in the genetics of viruses. Haiyan Gong (GRS’91), a native of China, has spent nearly three decades studying a single system in the eye and its relation to glaucoma, a leading cause... More

Report Indicates Link between Zika virus, Birth Defect

March 7th, 2016 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: Boston Herald posted on March 5, 2016. by Lindsay Kalter A breakthrough report published yesterday could provide an important link between the Zika virus and the birth defect microcephaly, and will likely serve as a springboard for local research efforts into the mystery illness, Hub scientists say. The paper, More

Super Science Tuesday with John Connor

March 1st, 2016 in Featured, In The News, Video.

February 29, 2016 John Connor is an associate professor of microbiology at Boston University. Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, The Science Coalition is asking people to answer the question: Why should science matter to the presidential candidates? For more videos and information, visit www.ScienceMatters2.me.

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

Emergency Response Exercise to be conducted at Boston University Medical Command Center

December 9th, 2015 in Featured, Press Releases.

For Immediate Release: December 10, 2015 Contact: Tom Testa (617) 353-7628, ttesta@bu.edu             (Boston) – On Thursday December 10, 2015 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Boston University (BU) and the City of Boston will conduct a joint functional emergency response simulation involving the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories... 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