DHS seeks revolutionary bioterror technologies

Monday, Jan 4, 2010 @ 2:28pm by Nick Rees

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a long-range broad agency announcement seeking revolutionary technologies to improve homeland security missions and operations.
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HIV infected Mich. man hit with bioterror charge for biting another man

Monday, Jan 4, 2010 @ 2:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bioterrorism charges were leveled against a Michigan man who, in the course of a fight with his neighbor, bit him. The biter in the case, authorities learned, was HIV positive.
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Scotland anthrax toll continues to rise

Monday, Jan 4, 2010 @ 2:35pm by Nick Rees

The number of confirmed anthrax cases in Scotland has jumped to six following another positive test of a heroin user.
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Executive order calls for strong response against biological attack

Monday, Jan 4, 2010 @ 2:36pm by Nick Rees

President Barack Obama's December 30 executive order to prepare the nation against biological attacks - specifically anthrax attacks - calls for the development of a federal rapid response involving medical countermeasures to bioattacks
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Source of N.H. anthrax infection found

Monday, Jan 4, 2010 @ 2:38pm by Nick Rees

A strain of anthrax that infected a Strafford County, New Hampshire woman has been found to be the same as one found on two drums used in a drumming circle the woman had attended, state public health officials have announced.
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Third White House gate crasher raises terror threat anew

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010 @ 3:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Secret Services has revealed that, in addition to Tareq and Michaele Salahi, a third person entered President Obama's Indian state dinner without an invitation, raising fears of how security is run for the president.
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Video games to train emergency responders

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010 @ 3:57pm by Nick Rees

Video games will be used to train workers in emergency response training in the face of a biological attack, U.S. authorities have announced.
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- NIH grants to aid study of smallpox

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010 @ 3:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

New grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health will aid in immunological research on several diseases, including smallpox, which could be used by bioterrorists.
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Multiple anthrax scares in Alabama

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010 @ 4:01pm by Nick Rees

Anthrax scares were set off in five Alabama cities following the delivery of envelopes containing white powder.
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Researcher discovers how anthrax attacks cells

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010 @ 4:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An international research scholar at Howard Hughes Medical Institute has, for the first time, identified the cell signaling event that sets anthrax's attack on the human body in motion.
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UDT provides analysis of Alabama anthrax scare

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2010 @ 2:59pm by Nick Rees

Early warning monitoring technology developer Universal Detection Technology has issued an analysis of the recent anthrax scares in government buildings across Alabama.
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Medizone completes third round of AsepticSure testing

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2010 @ 3:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Medizone International Inc., has announced the completion of its third round of testing and data logging for the company's enhanced AsepticSure technology.
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- Jim Talent and Bob Graham question America's preparedness for biological event

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2010 @ 3:05pm by Nick Rees

America's response to the H1N1 flu has shown that the nation is not prepared to deal with such a pandemic, experts have said.
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Israel to simulate biological attacks

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2010 @ 3:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Israel will simulate the largest exercise in its history simulating a response to a biological warfare attack next week.
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Investigation launched into "Black Death" scare at UC-Irvine

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2010 @ 3:12pm by Nick Rees

An investigation has been launched by authorities into a series of suspicious envelopes containing white powder sent to University of California - Irvine.
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Pakistan moves to ban bioweapons

Thursday, Jan 7, 2010 @ 3:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The federal Cabinet of Pakistan has given its tentative support to a new draft bill that would ban biological weapons activities.
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Fraunhofer awarded grant to fight anthrax and plague

Thursday, Jan 7, 2010 @ 3:44pm by Nick Rees

Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biotechnology has received a $5.3 million contract to create a vaccine to protect against both anthrax and plague.
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Second anthrax scare in Montgomery, Alabama

Thursday, Jan 7, 2010 @ 3:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A second anthrax scare at Montgomery, Alabama's municipal court building is not, the FBI has said, related to a string of similar letters sent to congressional offices around the state.
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Grant given to fund research into Ebola and Marburg

Thursday, Jan 7, 2010 @ 3:53pm by Nick Rees

Dutch pharmaceutical firm Crucell has awarded a significant contract to Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research to develop a vaccine for potential bioterror weapons Ebola and Marburg.
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N.H. woman recovering from anthrax infection

Thursday, Jan 7, 2010 @ 3:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The condition of the New Hampshire woman who contracted the extremely rare gastrointestinal form of anthrax is improving and she has been moved out of intensive care, a state health official has said.
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