New U.S. biotterror lab opens

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 8:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

After a 10 year process of fundraising and construction, the University of California at Los Angeles recently unveiled a new biological laboratory to conduct research on the defense of bioterrorism.
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Indian official says not destroying smallpox could increase chances of bioterrorism

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 8:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kalyan Banerjee, the former director of the National Institute of Virology in Pune, India, said that delaying the destruction of remaining smallpox virus could raise the chances for the deadly virus to be used in bioterrorism.
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Thirty cases of anthrax reported in Bangladesh

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 8:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Appproximately 30 people have been detected with anthrax in the Shahjadpur and Ullapara upazilas of Bangladesh according to local doctors who stressed that the condition is not life threatening if skin infection is detected early.
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Scientists race to create bioweapon vaccines

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @ 8:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists in private sector and university labs are attempting to create vaccines for biological warfare agents before attacks can be perpetrated or big industries can whisk away funding opportunities for research and development.
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