Work begins on Tufts research lab

Tufts University started work this month on the Arnold 8 Biosafety Laboratory, a biosafety level 3 research facility at 136 Harrison Avenue, within its existing medical research building. Construction will be completed this summer, with operation depending on the lab’s approval. Continue reading

NIH concludes that BU Biolab poses minimal risk to community

Today, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a Supplemental Record of Decision on Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) affirming that the lab poses minimal risk to the surrounding community. Continue reading

Smoking linked to hearing loss, Alzheimer’s

Smoking not only kills, but deafens people and robs them of their memory as well. It causes more than 440,000 deaths each year, or nearly one in five deaths, according to the American Cancer Society.

Lung cancer was most deadly cancer for Boston’s Asians from 2006 to 2008, ahead of liver and colorectal cancers, according to the Boston Public Health Commission. The lethal consequences of smoking are a clear reason to quit. Continue reading