Outbreak Experts: What to Expect Next from Coronavirus

Researchers from BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories explain how the virus “jumped” from animals to humans and how lethal it might prove to be Airports in China and around the world are screening travelers for signs of infection with the new coronavirus. Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images. The world has been on high alert since […]

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NEIDL BSL-4 Lab Gets Green Light

Boston Public Health Commission approves research NEIDL microbiologist Elke Mühlberger (center), one of the world’s leading researchers on the Ebola and Marburg viruses, senior research scientist Judith Olejnik (left), and research scientist Adam Hume are eager to get to work in the NEIDL BSL-4 lab. Photo by Cydney Scott. After years of scrutiny by regulatory […]

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NEIDL Symposium: Talking about Infectious Diseases

Anthony Fauci, David Quammen address scientists, BU community members, the public National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci told the NEIDL symposium audience that because there have always been, and always will be, emerging infectious diseases, “we need people and efforts like those that are going on right here, at BU, and […]

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Could an Ebola Treatment Already Exist?

Research led by a NEIDL scientist finds hope in Zoloft, Vascor Immunologist Gene Olinger, in the attire of his profession, thinks existing drugs for depression and heart disease might be effective against Ebola. Photo courtesy Gene Olinger. What if Zoloft and Vascor—safe prescription drugs that you can pick up at your CVS for depression and […]

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MED’s Corley Appointed NEIDL Director

Takes charge at critical moment in research into infectious diseases Ronald Corley, whose five years as associate director of BU’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) saw the lab overcome several legal and political challenges, has been appointed NEIDL director, effective October 1. Corley will continue as a School of Medicine professor and chair of […]

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