Albany Medical College to fund biodefense research of tularemia

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 3:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Napolitano calls for increased readiness, resiliency

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 3:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano urged government, communities and citizens to become more ready and resilient to face disasters ranging from terrorism to natural disasters to diseases.
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Napolitano announces standards for private-sector preparedness

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 3:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has announced new proposed standards for a 9/11 Commission-recommended program for the private sector to improve preparedness for disasters and emergencies.
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Army breaks ground for bigger biodefense lab at Fort Detrick

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Kansas' congressional delegation reviews biodefense lab progress

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 4:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An agreement on developing a new federal biodefense lab in Kansas indicates that the facility will be built and will be safe, members of the state's congressional delegation said Oct. 8.
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Self-policing best defense against insider bioterrorism attacks

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 4:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The best defense against insider bioterrorist attacks is "a culture of trust and responsibility in the laboratory," according to a science panel report released Sept. 30.
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Diagnostic systems company completes equity financing

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 4:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Saudi Arabia to Host Workshop on Biological Weapons Dangers

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 4:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Saudi Arabia this week is scheduled to host a U.N. workshop on the dangers posed by biological weapons.
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South Carolina man pleads guilty to bioweapons plot

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 4:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A 25-year-old South Carolina man acknowledged plots to go after government officials with biological weapons and to demolish a U.S. navy site, The Associated Press reported.
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N.H. agencies take part in terror event drill

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The New Hampshire Department of Human Services asked all health regions to respond to a training scenario where there was a deliberate terrorist release of the biological agent anthrax.
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FDA to discuss experimental drug's effectiveness against anthrax

Monday, Oct 26, 2009 @ 10:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Human Genome Sciences Inc. drug worked better than a placebo but similar to antibiotics for treating anthrax exposure in animal studies, U.S. drug reviewers said in a summary released Oct. 23.
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Commission says U.S. failing to address urgent biosecurity issues

Monday, Oct 26, 2009 @ 11:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States is failing to address its most urgent threat
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Michigan Security Network boosts state's economy

Monday, Oct 26, 2009 @ 11:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Fighting Michigan
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JPL develops high-speed test to improve pathogen decontamination

Monday, Oct 26, 2009 @ 11:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A chemist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., has developed a technology intended to rapidly assess any presence of microbial life on spacecraft.
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Tiny sensors can sniff out chemical and biological agents

Monday, Oct 26, 2009 @ 11:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Research to develop a new method to detect biological and chemical threats may also lead to new approaches for removing pollutants from the environment.
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Paint in development may thwart chemical attack

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 @ 4:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists are planning to develop a paint coating for military vehicles that would soak up a chemical warfare agent and then decontaminate itself.
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Immune system quirk could lead to effective tularemia vaccine

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 @ 4:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Immunologists have found a unique quirk in the way the immune system fends off bacteria that could lead to vaccines to prevent tularemia infection of the lungs.
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Weather patterns help predict dengue fever outbreaks

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 @ 4:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

High temperatures, humidity and low wind speed are associated with high occurrence of dengue fever according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.
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Animals now picking up bugs from people, study shows

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Globalization and industrialization are causing diseases to spread from humans to animals, a study released Oct. 26 has shown.
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Disease outbreak in wake of floods in the Philippines

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 @ 5:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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