Ivy League joins in the fight against the Bird-Flu!

In a very encouraging development, Tufts University has announced the opening of a bio containment lab at it’s central Massachusetts campus, in the fight against diseases such as Avian flu and SARS.

Earlier work by the school in this area has led to antibody treatments of the E. coli bacteria and a new method for detecting parasites (cryptosporidia) in municipal water supplies.

About 75 percent of the nearly $26 million lab project is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The 37,000-square-foot lab is expected to open in spring 2009. McManus said Tufts hopes the lab and adjacent development space will attract commercial companies and spark collaborative research activity.

Here is the full article by Charlie Russo, writing for the Boston Globe:

http://www-tech.mit.edu/V127/N17/tuftslab.html

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