NIH responds to internal criticism related to controversial flu papers

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 @ 10:08am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. National Institutes of Health released a response on Friday to internal criticism about how two controversial H5N1 avian influenza transmissibility papers were handled.
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New Delhi university creates anthrax-fighting antibodies

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 @ 10:27am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at the School of Biotechnology at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India, have developed therapeutic antibodies to fight against anthrax infection.
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Large scale MCM delivery system tested in Minnesota

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 @ 11:06am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Public health officials said the recent test of an emergency medicine delivery system in Minneapolis/St. Paul went well, but further analysis of the system will be conducted.
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Canadian doctors ready to test Ebola vaccine on humans

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 @ 11:24am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Canadian doctors recently announced they are preparing to conduct human clinical trials on a new vaccine against the Ebola virus.
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Suspicious powder found at Oregon mall deemed harmless

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 @ 10:29am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A suspicious powder found in an envelope on the third floor of the Lloyd Center Mall in Portland, Ore., on Tuesday was found to be harmless after the floor was evacuated for precautionary measures.
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Deliberations continue over NBAF

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 @ 10:45am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Deliberations by the National Research Council continued last week over the plans for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility proposed for the Manhattan, Kansas-based Kansas State University campus.
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Researchers discover new target for anthrax drugs

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 @ 11:24am by BioPrepWatch Reports

University of Michigan researchers recently announced that they have identified a new target for drugs that could one day treat anthrax infection.
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Milwaukee man charged over YouTube anthrax threat

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 @ 11:39am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Wisconsin man was recently charged with making a false anthrax threat that resulted in Milwaukee police cordoning off an entire city block.
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House Committee moves on WMD Prevention and Preparedness Act

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 @ 8:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Representatives of the House Homeland Security Committee voted unanimously to approve H.R. 2356, the WMD Prevention and Preparedness Act of 2011, on Wednesday.
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New mobile biothreat detector could aid first responders

Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 10:08am by BioPrepWatch Reports

BioFlow, a new handheld biological threat detection system, may help first responders to identify biological threats on site, including anthrax, bacterial agents, viruses and clinical markers.
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Oregon envelopes labeled as anthrax being examined

Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 10:52am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two envelopes containing white powder and marked "anthrax" were found in Portland, Ore., on Wednesday and have been examined for possible toxic substances.
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Baltimore plans major bioterror simulation

Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 11:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Local health officials in Baltimore are preparing to conduct a major bioterrorist disaster drill this week.
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USAMRIID scientist nominated for major award

Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 11:58am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A scientist from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases located at Fort Detrick, Maryland, was recently nominated for a major award for his work in researching vaccines against bioterror agents.
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House Homeland Security Committee addresses port security

Thursday, May 10, 2012 @ 12:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Homeland Security Committee unanimously passed the Gauging American Port Security Act, or GAPS act, at a committee markup meeting on Wednesday.
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Doctor pulled from cruise over fake bioterrorist message

Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 10:23am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Nashville neurosurgeon was taken off of a Carnival cruise after an imposter account on Twitter posted a message that the doctor was planning to commit a bioterrorist attack.
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NBAF secures $75 million in 2013 budget

Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 10:43am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The proposed National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas, overcame a major obstacle on Wednesday when $75 million in funding for it was included in a proposed 2013 budget by the House of Representatives.
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Lawyers for Georgia ricin plotters prepare case

Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 11:38am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The attorneys for two Georgia men accused of plotting to use bioterror agents in attacks against the U.S. government are preparing to go to trial.
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NIAID issues $8.1 million biodefense therapeutics grant

Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 11:51am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Three organizations recently received an $8.1 million biodefense grant to collaborate on the development of new drugs to treat some of the deadliest bioterror agents.
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Public Transit Security and Local Law Enforcement Support Act passes committee with amendments

Friday, May 11, 2012 @ 1:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Committee on Homeland Security met on Wednesday morning to discuss and propose changes to House Resolution 3857, the Public Transit Security and Local Law Enforcement Support Act, before passing it out of committee.
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FBI thinks Oregon powder scares have been curbed

Monday, May 14, 2012 @ 10:31am by BioPrepWatch Reports

FBI officials say that they have halted a series of threatening letters containing white powder, though no comment was made on whether or not an arrest had been made in the case.
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