Defense Health Board plans November meeting

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 @ 8:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Defense Health Board, a federal advisory committee to the secretary of defense, recently announced plans for its upcoming meeting on November 27 and November 28 in Arlington, Virginia.
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Study: All-hazards approach helps emergency preparedness

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 @ 8:38am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent study conducted by researchers in Tel Aviv, Israel, found a strong correlation between preparedness procedures for different types of emergencies after evaluating emergency procedures in different local hospitals.
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BARDA and NHLBI to hold blood, cell therapy symposium

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 @ 9:10am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Robin Robinson
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Scientists uncover unique data about 2012 E. coli outbreak strain

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 @ 9:43am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists recently uncovered the complex mechanism that regulated the genes of the E. coli bacteria responsible for a deadly 2011 outbreak in Germany.
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Report: Biopreparedness requires effective employee training

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 @ 10:19am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent assessment of the French Biotox-Piratox biological and chemical threat detection network of laboratories found that the key to successfully detecting biological agents is standardized and effective training of laboratory personnel.
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Scientist urges DHS to shelve BioWatch upgrade

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 @ 10:52am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Tara O'Toole
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FBI's Alaskan field office responds to white powder incident

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 @ 11:10am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's Anchorage Division recently investigated a white powder incident in a remote portion of Alaska.
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BARDA, AMCG hold stakeholder conference

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 @ 11:48am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority and the Office of Acquisitions Management, Contracts and Grants recently held a public forum for emergency preparedness and public health stakeholders.
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Effective employee training needed for successful bio-preparedness

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 @ 8:04am by BioPrepWatch Reports

An assessment of France's biological and chemical threat detection network of laboratories published on November 8 determined that standardized training of laboratory personnel is a necessity for the successful detection of biological agents.
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Federation of American Scientists hosts symposium on catastrophic threats

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 @ 8:40am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federation of American Scientists held a day-long symposium on Friday with featured speakers making recommendations to the Obama administration on how to most effectively respond to catastrophic national security threats.
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Inovio expands UPenn licensing agreement

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 @ 9:03am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., recently announced that it has expanded its existing licensing agreement with the University of Pennsylvania to cover synthetic vaccines against bioagents.
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Study: All-hazards training could improve emergency preparedness

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

A study conducted by Tel Aviv, Israel-based scientists found a strong connection between preparedness procedures for different types of emergencies after they evaluated emergency procedures in multiple local hospitals.
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Gul: Syrian chemical strike can be neutralized

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 @ 10:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Abdullah Gul
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Experts concerned about U.S. ability to find source of bioattack

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 @ 11:23am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chris Bidwell
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Pitt holds military medicine symposium

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 @ 11:54am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recent meeting at the University of Pittsburgh focused on the latest developments in military medicine, including a newly developed technique to better detect head injuries.
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Russia's Kizner chemical disposal facility delayed

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 @ 12:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The first phase of Russia's Kizner Chemical Weapons Disposal Facility, which is under construction in the Urdmurt Republic, was recently rescheduled to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2013.
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Saudi student given life in prison for plot to attack Bush home

Friday, Nov 16, 2012 @ 8:30am by BioPrepWatch Reports

George W. Bush
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Seizing chemical arms from Syria could require 75,000 or more troops

Friday, Nov 16, 2012 @ 8:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bashar al-Assad
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Senator Lugar to receive CNA's Nitze Award

Friday, Nov 16, 2012 @ 9:03am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Richard Lugar
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San Antonio hospitals conduct anthrax exercise

Friday, Nov 16, 2012 @ 9:30am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Several San Antonio area hospitals recently conducted a large scale disaster exercise simulating a terrorist attack using anthrax.
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