1. Hebrew University receives $1m from US couple for coronavirus lab - The Jerusalem Post

    Hebrew University receives $1m from US couple for coronavirus lab - The Jerusalem Post
    A Virginia couple has donated $1 million to assist the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in its new program designated to fight the coronavirus.  
     
    The $1 million made by Brad and Sheryl Schwartz through American Friends of Hebrew University (AFHU) will assist in building a top-level bio-safety lab, the first of its kind dedicated to non-governmental research. The donation is a major first step toward funding a biocontainment level 3 national laboratory, which will enable direct-contact research with the live virus, rather than virus components used in current labs.
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    1. By building a BSL-3 facility, Hebrew University will be able to continue engaging in cutting-edge research to develop solutions to lethal or infectious diseases such as SARS-CoV-2. This is important for the biotech industry, Israel and the world.
    2. We are grateful to our US partners who are helping equip our researchers. This much-needed infrastructure will greatly advance computational medicine in the post-coronavirus era.
    3. Our scientists are taking a broader, and more innovative approach.
    4. In order to increase our understanding of the virus and develop a plan of attack we need highly secured laboratories where people can work without being infected.
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