Category: John Connor

Week In Review: Esplanade Security, Whitey Tapes, Budget Debacle

July 6th, 2013 in 2013, College of Communication, John Connor, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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Discovery Could Lead to New Drugs to Block Deadly Viruses

March 25th, 2013 in 2013, John Connor, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine, Voice of America 0 comments

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John Connor, School of Medicine

U.S. researchers have discovered a class of potent chemical compounds that could stop a host of viruses in their tracks, including the deadly Marburg and Ebola viruses and pathogens that cause rabies, mumps and measles…

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“They’re parasites. They get inside our cells and use a lot of our machinery in order to make extra copies of themselves.  And so that poses a really delicate question of how do you destroy the virus without getting yourself.”

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Single Drug May Combat Several Deadly Viruses

March 21st, 2013 in 2013, John Connor, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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John Connor, School of Medicine

A single compound could stop several viruses, including rabies and Ebola, in their tracks, new research suggests…

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“This new approach appears to work on multiple viruses rather than one.”

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