Lab Updates

Communication and Computing Technology in Biocontainment Laboratories Using the NEIDL as a Model

October 24th, 2014 in Featured, Lab Updates.

Original article from: Pathogens & Disease posted on June 10, 2014. By John McCall & Kath Hardcastle This article provides very interesting examples of some of the new approaches that are being developed for communicating within containment laboratories at the NEIDL. It describes the application of state-of-the-art systems for researchers to... More

BU Biolab includes Multiple Layers of Safety

October 6th, 2014 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: Boston Globe posted on October 6, 2014. By Felice J. Freyer You pass through multiple doorways and undergo multiple identity checks, and then enter the room where all your clothes come off. You can keep your eyeglasses, but that’s it. You have crossed the threshold from the outer sections... More

BU Biolab Nears OK Amid Hopes for Tackling Ebola, Safety Concerns

October 6th, 2014 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: Boston Globe posted on October 6, 2014. By Felice J. Freyer As the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, a seven-story laboratory designed to study that virus and others like it stands mostly empty in Boston’s South End. But researchers at Boston University, which built the high-security lab with... More

Containing Ebola with Nanotechnology; BU Team’s Device Detects Virus Quickly and on site

October 1st, 2014 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: BU Today posted on September 30, 2014. by Mark Dwortzan By late January, 1.4 million people in Liberia and Sierra Leone could be infected with the Ebola virus. That’s the worst-case scenario of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa recently offered by scientists at the US Centers for... More

NEIDL Takes Two Steps Toward Full Operation; Boston City Council, Superior Court Both Decide in Favor of Research

May 15th, 2014 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: BU Today, posted on May 15, 2014. By Art Jahnke Both the Boston City Council and the Massachusetts Superior Court yesterday took actions that move Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) closer to full operation. The City Council voted down a proposed ordinance that would have banned research at... More

Biohazard Lab Makes Communicator Jean-Luc Picard Might Recognize

November 6th, 2013 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: Txchnologist, posted on November 6, 2013. by Jim Nash It’s hard to imagine an environment where instant and clear communication is more critical than in biodefense labs dealing with the most lethal pathogens on Earth. And yet, these facilities, which are few in number and rich in potential... More

Higher-Level TB Research to Begin at NEIDL Boston Public Health Commission Gives Go-Ahead

October 31st, 2013 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: BU Today, posted on October 31, 2013. by Rich Barlow BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories will begin doing tuberculosis research at a higher biosafety level in the coming months, following approval of the work by the Boston Public Health Commission. The research will be transferred from another lab on... More

US Judge Rules BU Biolab Plan OK

October 2nd, 2013 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: Boston Globe, posted on October 2, 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... 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

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