White House responds to CBS bioterror story

Thursday, Dec 23, 2010 @ 1:38am by BioPrepWatch Reports

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs responded Tuesday to a question connected to the CBS News investigation about how a poison attack on food could be the next terrorist plot for al Qaeda.
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VA changes course on Agent Orange disability

Thursday, Dec 23, 2010 @ 1:40am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new rule has expanded the list of potential health ailments veterans of the Vietnam War can claim that Agent Orange exposure was responsible for, giving them additional entitlement to disability compensation.
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Hawaii National Guard trains to fight CBRN attack

Thursday, Dec 23, 2010 @ 1:40am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The all-hazard response team of the Hawaii National Guard, known as the CERF, recently participated in a six day CBRN training exercise.
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Budget cuts could slow biodefense work

Thursday, Dec 23, 2010 @ 2:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Trust for America
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Army developing bioagent sniffing robots

Thursday, Dec 23, 2010 @ 2:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States Army Research Laboratory is working on research into robotic systems that can sniff out chemical agents like chemical and biological weapons and explosives.
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Missile defense system may risk delays

Thursday, Dec 23, 2010 @ 2:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A congressional investigation found that the planned missile defense system for Europe may risk delays and prove unreliable with cost over-runs.
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UDT makes ricin detection equipment available for food industry

Thursday, Dec 23, 2010 @ 2:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Universal Detection Technology has made its detection equipment available to the food service and hospitality industry.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., enters into BioThrax agreement

Friday, Dec 24, 2010 @ 4:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., has entered into a material definitive agreement with Hollister-Stier Laboratories for filling services for its BioThrax vaccine.
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Leaked cable warns of Syrian attempt to create bioweapons

Friday, Dec 24, 2010 @ 4:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recently leaked cable dated December 30, 2008 details the United States' investigation into an attempt by a Syrian institution to purchase certain materials that could be used as components for chemical or biological weapons.
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Former CIA director warns of bioterror

Monday, Dec 27, 2010 @ 5:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Michael Hayden, the former director of the CIA, said high casualties would occur from a bioterror attack from Al-Qaeda.
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Scientists isolate gene structure of possible bioweapon

Monday, Dec 27, 2010 @ 5:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists at the University of Exeter have used a new screening process to isolate the virulent parts of the gene structure of the Burkholderia pseudomallei pathogenic bacteria.
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Anthrax-tainted heroin could be back on the streets

Monday, Dec 27, 2010 @ 5:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The anthrax-tainted heroin that lead to 47 cases of anthrax infection in Scotland could soon be back on the streets, health officials have warned.
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Bioterror fears raised over cargo flights

Monday, Dec 27, 2010 @ 5:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Security and bioterrorism prevention experts have pointed to the potential vulnerability of cargo flights that pass over the United States each week as potential sources of bioterrorism.
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Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., begins Phase I trial of anthrax vaccine

Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 @ 2:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. has initiated a Phase I clinical trial for NuThrax TM, is a third generation vaccine that combines BioThrax with an immunostimulatory compound and adjuvant CPG 7909.
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Report warns of bioterror attack on public transportation

Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 @ 10:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A USA Today examination has found that there are major holes in the public transportation system that may be impossible to fix.
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Hawaiian professor develops new bioweapon sensor

Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 @ 10:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at the University of Hawaii and a Honolulu start-up company have developed a hyperspectral sensor system that may be able to detect biological and chemical weapons.
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N.J. warns of biothreat to food

Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010 @ 10:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

New Jersey's Department of Health and Senior Services has requested that local health departments inform retail food establishments with a buffet or a self-service salad bar about a terrorist threat to poison food.
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Kentucky weapons destruction plant set to open in 2016

Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 @ 6:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The site construction for a new chemical weapons plant at the Blue Grass Army Depot south of Richmond, Kentucky, that is set to destroy 523 tons of chemical weapons is over 25 complete and should be finished in 2016.
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John Bolton warns of bioterror

Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 @ 7:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and possible 2012 GOP presidential candidate John Bolton has expressed his belief that all defense spending should be protected from potential budget cuts that may occur with a GOP leadership of congress.
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Registration opens for 8th Force Protection Equipment Demonstration

Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010 @ 7:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Registration has begun for the 8th Force Protection Equipment Demonstration, known as the FPED VIII, where the latest off-the-shelf technology for countering terrorist threats will be presented in a collaboration between government and industry.
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