Category: John Connor

$1 million Mass. grant bolsters hunt for Ebola test

Boston Globe (subscription required) John Connor, School of Medicine, NEIDL A Cambridge nonprofit, one of several groups worldwide racing to develop a rapid test for the Ebola virus, received a boost Tuesday when state officials gave the organization $1 million to help bring its finger-prick device to market… Expert quote: “What’s clear is there is not […]

LED Device Will Detect Ebola Cheaply and Quickly

Newsweek Selim Ünlü, College of Engineering John Connor, School of Medicine, NEIDL Four years into a five-year project to develop a rapid hemorrhagic virus detection technology, the deadliest outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever in history struck. For the Boston University research team working on the SP-IRIS device (single particle interferometric reflectance imaging sensor), it’s a […]

U.S. plans 21-day monitoring of people who arrive from Ebola-stricken nations

Washington Post John Connor, School of Medicine, NEIDL Every airline passenger who arrives in the United States from one of the three West African nations hardest hit by Ebola will be monitored by state and local health authorities for 21 days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday… Expert quote: “What a logistical […]

Ebola Outbreak: How Nanotechnology Can ‘Cheaply and Quickly’ Diagnose the Deadly Virus

International Business Times John Connor, School of Medicine, NEIDL Researchers hope to diagnose the deadly Ebola virus which is ravaging West Africa using a prototype of a device that detects the disease by shining light of viral nanoparticles on silicon… Expert quote: “They have to fly in heavy, electricity-requiring machines that require specialized training and […]