Lab Updates

BU Annual Giving Society Webinar: A Conversation with Dr. Ronald Corley

June 9th, 2017 in Featured, Lab Updates, Video.

The BU Annual Fund Leadership Giving Society presents a conversation with Dr. Ronald Corley, professor and chair of the microbiology at the BU School of Medicine and director of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL).

Boston Public Health Commission to Consider NEIDL Research Request Tonight

March 6th, 2017 in Events, Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: BU Today posted on March 6, 2017. by Sara Rimer The Boston Public Health Commission will hold a public meeting this evening, Monday, March 6, to discuss a request by Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) for permission to conduct research at Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4). More

Bring on the Ebola Research

December 30th, 2016 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: Boston Globe posted on December 29, 2016. by Dante Ramos For humanity to conquer Ebola and other deadly diseases, we need the right combination of scientists to study them from every possible angle. Where’s that more likely to happen — in a state-of-the-art biolab amid the world’s deepest... More

BU Biolab Gets Approval for Research on Deadliest Pathogens

December 27th, 2016 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: Boston Globe posted on December 24, 2016. by Evan Allen & Felicia Gans The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved a Biosafety Level 4 laboratory to operate on Boston University’s medical campus in the South End, according to the Boston Public Health Commission. Scientists in the National... More

Emergency Response Exercise to be Conducted November 10, 2016

November 8th, 2016 in Events, Featured, Lab Updates, Press Releases.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 10, 2016 Contact: Colin Riley (617) 353-5386, criley@bu.edu  (Boston) – On Thursday, November 10, between 9 a.m.- noon Boston University (BU) will conduct an emergency response exercise at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) located at 620 Albany Street. This simulation is part of the NEIDL’s ongoing... More

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

BU Lab Temporarily Halts TB Research after Safety Lapse

June 2nd, 2016 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: Boston Globe posted on June 2, 2016. by Kathy McCabe Boston University has temporarily halted tuberculosis research at its high-security biolab after a malfunction forced a partial shutdown of the South End facility’s ventilation monitoring system in March, university officials said Wednesday. A faulty network switch impeded air flow... More

NEIDL Ventilation Monitoring Was Temporarily Halted

June 1st, 2016 in Featured, In The News, Lab Updates.

Original article from: BU Today posted on June 1, 2016. by BU Today Staff A malfunctioning network switch at BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) resulted in a shutdown of parts of the lab’s ventilation monitoring system for eight hours on March 21. The malfunction impeded the flow of air out... More

Medical Campus Experts Gather to Confer about Zika

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

Original article from: BU Research posted on March 25, 2016. by Barbara Moran After weeks of Boston University researchers trying to procure a sample of Zika virus, the pathogen linked to microcephaly and other neurological syndromes, the vial finally arrived at BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) on March 22, 2016. More

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