Hopes rise for Marbug and Ebola vaccines

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010 @ 12:52am by Nick Rees

The Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research has begun tests on an experimental vaccine against the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses.
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New virtual community to connect bioterrorism experts

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010 @ 12:54am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Delaney Center at Mount St. Mary's University has launched a new virtual community that allows intelligence officers, students and even Capitol Hill executives to network with bioterrorism experts, bodyguards and academics
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New clue in Scotland anthrax infections

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010 @ 12:56am by Nick Rees

The hunt for the source of heroin tainted with anthrax has been widened following the tenth reported death from the infection in Scotland.
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Pentagon to announce new conflict fighting measures

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010 @ 12:58am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A draft of the Pentagon's new strategic outlook calls for the preparation for numerous conflicts in many styles, a radical departure from the normal shaping of the U.S. military to fight two major conventional wars simultaneously.
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Security stepped up at Super Bowl

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2010 @ 1:03am by Nick Rees

Security measures at this year's Super Bowl have been stepped up following the recent attempted Christmas airline terror attack.
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Las Vegas expected to approve grants to fight bioterror

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010 @ 12:49am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Las Vegas' County Commission is expected to beef up its security against potential biothreats, approving several agenda items that will allow it to better combat biothreats.
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Missile interceptor fails in mock attack

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010 @ 12:52am by Nick Rees

A malfunction in a radar built by Raytheon Co., caused a U.S. attempt to shoot down a missile mimicking an Iranian attack to fail, the Defense Department has announced.
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Sebelius responds to president's 2011 HHS budget

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010 @ 12:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services statement highlights critical components of President Obama's 2011 HHS budget that will protect citizens from bioterrorism and also protect the health and safety of American citizens.
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Scott Habig joins Human Genome Sciences

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010 @ 1:01am by Nick Rees

Scott Habig has joined Human Genome Sciences, Inc., as vice president of sales.
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Study begins to find more effective manner of fighting smallpox

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010 @ 1:04am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A more effective manner of administering an investigational vaccine for smallpox will be studied by scientists at Saint Louis University's Center for Vaccine Development in a study funded by the National Institute of Health.
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Experts expect CBRN attack on U.S. within six months

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010 @ 6:23pm by Nick Rees

Another attack on the U.S. by Al Qaeda within the next three to six months is expected, top U.S. intelligence officials have said, noting that the terror organization has been pursuing chemical and biological options.
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Kansas lauds proposed $40 million for biodefense facility

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010 @ 6:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kansas officials have expressed their gratitude following the announcement of $40 million in President Barack Obama's proposed 2011 budget for the construction of a biodefense laboratory in northeast Kansas.
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Deep-UV could hold key to fighting bioattacks

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010 @ 6:35pm by Nick Rees

New deep-UV sources can aid in the protection of human health, human life and food supplies by detecting and classifying single bacterial spores, cells and trace levels of cellular debris and dissolved chemicals.
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New study shed light on how citizens will react to bio-outbreak

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010 @ 6:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new study has highlighted how people behave during pandemics and potentially paved the way to predict protective behaviors by identifying key demographic and psychological factors, giving light on how populations might react to a bioterror event.
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Soligenix announces heightened stability for RiVax

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010 @ 6:45pm by Nick Rees

Soligenix, Inc., has announced the publication of an article describing preclinical formulations of RiVax, a ricin toxin vaccine, with heightened stability.
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Emergent BioSolutions leading the way in Michigan's drive to propserity

Thursday, Feb 4, 2010 @ 4:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The state of Michigan, facing the loss of manufacturing jobs, has turned its eye toward the future and begun exploring innovative methods of restoring prosperity to the region.
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New bill would increase response effectiveness in face of bioattack

Thursday, Feb 4, 2010 @ 4:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

H.R. 4580, the Metropolitan Medical Response System Act, would ensure the proper integration and coordination of local emergency management plans int he event of a biological attack, nuclear bomb or natural disaster.
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White powder sent to U.S. federal building

Thursday, Feb 4, 2010 @ 4:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Authorities have said that seven people in a U.S. federal building in downtown Manhattan were exposed to a suspicious white powde
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Army questions preparedness in face of N. Korean threat

Thursday, Feb 4, 2010 @ 4:53pm by Nick Rees

Senior U.S. officials, noting N. Korea's biological and chemical weapons as well as nuclear warheads and long range missiles, announced that U.S. ground forces may not, in the case of an emergency situation, be able to arrive in S. Korea in time.
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Missile test-fired by Iran has potential bioweapon capabilities

Thursday, Feb 4, 2010 @ 4:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Iran has announced the successful test firing of a new satellite-carrying rocket containing an "experimental capsule" with live species inside that has raised the spectre of potential biological or chemical attacks.
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