Melioidosis antigen proves effective in testing

Thursday, Oct 14, 2010 @ 3:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with Immunovaccine Inc. recently announced the results of a study testing the effectiveness of a melioidosis antigen in its DepoVax Immunovaccine's vaccine.
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Secretary of State Clinton calls on NATO to prepare for bioweapons

Friday, Oct 15, 2010 @ 1:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recently said that NATO must anticipate and adapt to meet new challenges, such as the proliferation of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons.
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BiOptix testing bioagent, cancer detection device

Friday, Oct 15, 2010 @ 1:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

BIOptix Diagnostics, Inc., based in Boulder, Colorado, recently announced that it will use a federal grant worth $250,000 to evaluate a sensitive device that can be used in the detection of biowarfare agents.
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Guidelines to stop bioterror released to synthetic DNA companies

Friday, Oct 15, 2010 @ 3:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Federal health officials have recently released guidelines on how companies that supply synthetic DNA should screen orders to ensure that groups or individuals do not use synthetic DNA to create dangerous organisms for bioterror purposes.
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Demron showcased at NATO conference

Friday, Oct 15, 2010 @ 7:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A fabric that can provide protection from both chemical and biological threats as well as radiological and ballistic threats has been highlighted at NATO's "CBRN Aspects in Defense Against Terrorism" conference in the Czech Republic.
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Israel building underground facility in case of biotteror attacks

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010 @ 2:28am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with Israel's Rambam medical center in Haifa say they are taking part in a massive project to fortify the center against a direct conventional, biological or chemical attack.
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Minimal sarin exposure may cause heart problems

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010 @ 2:30am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists have determined that minimal exposure to the chemical warfare agent sarin could lead to heart dysfunction, which may have ramifications for Gulf War veterans.
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Spate of anthrax hoax letters in Alabama

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010 @ 2:32am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Five cities in Alabama recently witnessed anthrax scares when the offices of several Republican congressmen received envelopes in the mail containing a suspicious white powder.
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England labels bioterror a Tier 2 threat

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010 @ 2:34am by BioPrepWatch Reports

As part of a new National Security Strategy issued this week by England's Prime Minister David Cameron, a biological, chemical, radiological or nuclear attack on England has been declared a Tier 2 threat.
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Project launched to protect first responders

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010 @ 5:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Prompted by recent recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new initiative by the Institute for Biosecurity at St. Louis University to protect first responders against anthrax attacks has begun.
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Chemical weapons site to become national wildlife refuge

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010 @ 5:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the U.S Army have finalized a deal that will transform what was once the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, which produced nerve gas and chemical weapons, into a national wildlife refuge.
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Homeland Security tests subway systems

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010 @ 5:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists working for the Department of Homeland Security have recently been testing the air flow of the Boston and Washington, D.C., subway systems in order to devise a better response to a terrorist attack using biological weapons.
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NAACP receives anthrax hoax letter

Tuesday, Oct 19, 2010 @ 5:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A suspicious powder that was sent to the Washington, D.C., office of the NAACP on October 18 has turned out to be nothing more than harmless tea.
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Tularemia vaccine tests slated to begin

Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010 @ 4:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A disease that is normally found in rodents and rabbits has raised enough concern over its potential use as a bioterrorist threat that health officials are kicking off a study to examine potential vaccines.
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Research continues for plague vaccine

Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010 @ 4:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Research is continuing on the development of a vaccine that will protect the public against weaponized forms of the plague.
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Concerns grow over bioterrorism

Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010 @ 4:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Recent concern about the growing threat of bioterrorism attacks that could strike cities throughout the world has led governments, militaries and the biopharmaceutical industry to a heightened state of alert.
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Expert calls for investment in biological threat countermeasures

Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010 @ 4:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Richard Danzig, chairman of the Center for a New American Security, recently warned that the investment in countering biological threats must be made against a wide array of possibilities.
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New method to protect food from bioterror revealed

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010 @ 8:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers have recently designed and implemented a new statistical approach to improve their ability to detect bacterial contamination in the food supply the could come from bioterror attacks.
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Expert warns of bioterror threat

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010 @ 9:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Jerry Jaax, a leading biologist from Kansas State University, recently announced that America faces the growing threat of biological weapons being used by terrorists and rogue nations.
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Rhode Island port adds chemical threat detectors

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010 @ 9:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Rhode Island homeland security officials have beefed up security at the Port of Providence by placing three chemical detectors to sample the air for potential chemical threats.
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