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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

Federal Court Supports NIH Review of Biolab Safety Risks; BU’s NEIDL Moves Closer to Full Operation

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

Original article from: BU Today, posted on October 1, 2013. By Art Jahnke In an action that moves BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories(NEIDL) closer to full operation, a federal court judge has ruled that a Final Supplementary Risk Assessment prepared by the National Institutes of Health(NIH) adequately analyzes the risks associated with... More

BU Gives $8,500 in Grants for Summer Programs and Local Non-Profit

August 8th, 2013 in Featured, Press Releases.

For Immediate Release: August 7, 2013 Contact: Ellen Berlin (617) 520-7115, eberlin@webershandwick.com Valeda Britton, (617) 638-1911, vjbritto@bu.edu BU GIVES $8,500 IN GRANTS FOR SUMMER PROGRAMS AND LOCAL NON-PROFIT (Boston) — Boston University recently gave $8,500 to help aid programs that support Roxbury's arts and cultural environment as well as a summer biotech program for local... More

Biotechnologist for a Week: SummerLab Challenges Teens with a Passion for Science

August 7th, 2013 in Featured, In The News.

Original article from: BU Today, posted on August 5, 2013. By Amy Laskowski. Video by Erik Duda In the video above, participants in BU’s SummerLab program imagine they are employees in the research department of a biotechnology company. Most 16-year-olds’ appreciation of jellyfish is colored by the creature’s tendency to sting anything... More

Lessons from a Hot Zone

July 18th, 2013 in In The News.

Original article from: Bostonia, By Nancy Brady “NANCY, WE HAVE A PROBLEM.” I looked squarely into the eyes of Bruno, our data manager, trying to gauge his concern. It was a phrase I was accustomed to hearing. I was spending the summer of 2012 working in public health centers in Kibaale, a rural... More

Fighting H1N1 with Tobacco Plants

July 18th, 2013 in In The News.

Original article from: Bostonia, By Amy Laskowski After decades of demonization as a health menace, the tobacco plant is about to become a source of potentially lifesaving medicines, thanks in part to the work of Andre Sharon. Sharon leads a team that built a fully automated factory that uses synthetically altered tobacco plants... More

Boston University Study Identifies Molecular Circuitry That Helps Tuberculosis Survive for Decades

July 8th, 2013 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates, Press Releases.

Original press release from: Boston Medical Center, posted on July 3, 2013. By Gina DiGravio Contact: Gina DiGravio gina.digravio@bmc.org 617-638-8480 Boston University Medical Center (Boston) – In a study from Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), researchers have generated a map of the cellular circuitry ofMycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of human tuberculosis... More

Emergency Drill to be Conducted at National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories

June 4th, 2013 in Featured, Press Releases.

For Immediate Release: June 3, 2013 Contact: Ellen Berlin (617) 520-7115, eberlin@webershandwick.com EMERGENCY DRILL TO BE CONDUCTED AT NATIONAL EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES LABORATORIES (Boston) – On Wednesday, June 12th at approximately, 9:00 a.m., Boston University (BU) will conduct a full-scale emergency response drill at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL)... More

Germs And Spacesuits: Touring The BU Biolab

April 11th, 2013 in Featured, In The News.

WBUR Radio Show Aired on April 9, 2013 Interview done by Darrien Garay