U.S. not prepared to respond to bioterror, expert says

Monday, Oct 4, 2010 @ 2:32pm by Nick Rees

Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Randall J. Larsen recently told the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Terrorism and Homeland Security that the U.S. is not prepared to respond to the threat of biological terrorism.
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HR 5498 seeks to increase U.S. ability to fight bioterror

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 @ 2:12pm by Nick Rees

Introduced last week as a
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Emergent's Shofe advocates Strategic National Stockpile

Thursday, May 27, 2010 @ 5:51pm by Nick Rees

Anthrax is heavily pursued by potential terrorists for its ease of manufacture, ease of delivery and longevity, Allen Shofe, senior vice president of public affairs at Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., said.
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Congressman: Intelligence gathering first step in stopping bioterror

Thursday, May 13, 2010 @ 2:34pm by Nick Rees

Prophylactic measures to fight biothreats are important, Congressman Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, said, but intelligence gathering is the most important method of stopping a bioterror event.
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Flexibility key to preventing bioterror attack, BIO International Convention told

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 @ 5:33pm by Nick Rees

"We need to be prepared for the known to deal with the unknown," Michael Kurilla of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said last week at the 2010 BIO International Convention.
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Institute for Homeland Security director calls for increase in bioterror response

Thursday, May 6, 2010 @ 8:17pm by Nick Rees

Randy Larsen, director of the Institute for Homeland Security and national security advisor at the Center for Biosecurity, addressed how the government intended to improve its rapid response to prevent biological attacks during the BioDefense 2010 confere
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English ricin plot teen found guilty

Monday, May 3, 2010 @ 8:03pm by Nick Rees

The son of an English right wing extremist found to be in possession of ricin has been found guilty of taking part in a plot to kill multiple groups of elasticities.
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N.C. simulates nerve agent release

Friday, Apr 30, 2010 @ 7:55pm by Nick Rees

The Rockingham Speedway in Rockingham, North Carolina was the site of a simulated chemical nerve agent release this week as part of a National Guard drill.
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Army develops environmentally friendly decontaminants

Thursday, Apr 29, 2010 @ 8:04pm by Nick Rees

United States military scientists have announced the development of a new set of ultra-strength cleaners that could aid in he aftermath of a terrorist attack.
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New vaccine delivery system could aid first responders

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010 @ 7:41pm by Nick Rees

A new patent has been issued to Mystic Pharmaceuticals for its VRx2 drug delivery platform that is expected to aid the deployment of medicine in the event of a bioattack.
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Proliferation experts worry bioattacks being ignored

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2010 @ 7:57pm by Nick Rees

Some proliferation experts are worried that the White House's push to address the potential for nuclear terrorism isn't as focused on the likely scenario of a biological or chemical attack.
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UNLV software project to fight bioterrorism

Monday, Apr 26, 2010 @ 6:48pm by Nick Rees

A proposed multi-million dollar research project that will involve the University of Nevada - Las Vegas, is aimed at protecting U.S. troops while strengthening the Las Vegas Valley's defenses against bioterrorism.
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Virginia stages bioterror event

Monday, Apr 26, 2010 @ 6:42pm by Nick Rees

Norfolk, Va., held a terror drill last week to test the preparedness of its health officials in the event of a biological attack.
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Scientists says Ivins couldn't be source of Amerithrax attacks

Friday, Apr 23, 2010 @ 7:47pm by Nick Rees

A National Academy of Sciences panel was told by a former Army microbiologist who worked with Bruce Ivins, the man blamed for the 2001 anthrax attacks that five Americans, that he believed it was impossible for Dr. Ivins' laboratory to produce the deadly
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FDNY simulates bioevent

Friday, Apr 23, 2010 @ 7:43pm by Nick Rees

New York City's fire department, in conjunction with the Marines, staged a simultaneous mock suicide bombers and multiple poison gas attacks on Thursday practice emergency preparedness.
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Anthrax scare in Salt Lake City

Thursday, Apr 22, 2010 @ 7:35pm by Nick Rees

A small white vial filled with white powder caused a scare at a Salt Lake City bus depot on Tuesday with employees fearing that they had discovered anthrax.
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Former Senate Intelligence Committee chair warns of Middle East bioweapons

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2010 @ 7:35pm by Nick Rees

Bob Graham, a former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has raised fears following a trip to the Middle East that so-called flashpoint states, including India, Pakistan, Syria and Israel, may have manufactured biological weapons.
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Falsely accused Ameri-thrax doctor speaks out

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 @ 8:56pm by Nick Rees

In his first interview since being falsely accused by the FBI of sending anthrax laced letters in September 2001, Dr. Steven J. Hatfill told the Today Show's Matt Lauer that the Justice Department and the FBI should be held accountable for breaking the la
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Indian parliament proposes life in prison for chemical dealing

Tuesday, Apr 20, 2010 @ 8:40pm by Nick Rees

India has introduced a new bill to parliament that would result in life imprisonment for anyone found guilty of illegally dealing in toxic chemicals.
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W.V. co. creates rapid bioagent identification instrument

Monday, Apr 19, 2010 @ 8:16pm by Nick Rees

A Morgantown, W.V.-based biotechnology firm has created a prototype instrument that is able to rapidly identify biological warfare agents.
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