Researchers present sarin simulation scenario

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 @ 10:28am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Tennessee researchers recently created a simulated case scenario for sarin exposure that could be used by healthcare providers to better prepare themselves for a terrorist attack.
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U.S. chemical officials oppose new anti-terrorism legislation

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 @ 10:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Frank Lautenberg
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Human enhancements as biological weapons

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 @ 11:23am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A newly published research paper examines whether medical enhancements under development for soldiers could or should have them considered biological weapons.
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Online homeland security survey nets five million responses

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 @ 11:52am by BioPrepWatch Reports

After receiving more than five million responses, author Lee Dodson has decided to shut down his Homeland Security Terrorism Survey.
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DHS issues request for information for Plum Island countermeasures

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 @ 8:06am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a request for information on Tuesday for scientific support for the Science and Technology Chemical and Biological Defense Division at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center.
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Superomniphobic surfaces could shield against chemical and biological agents

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 @ 8:46am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anish Tuteja
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Researchers advance oral anthrax vaccine

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 @ 9:04am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Anthrax
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UPMC releases monoclonal antibody assessment for DoD

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 @ 9:43am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center recently released the findings of a major study on next-generation monoclonal antibodies.
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FEMA's National Preparedness Coalition exceeds 23,000 members

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 @ 10:11am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Agency announced on Tuesday that its National Preparedness Coalition, a group that brings together emergency management professionals, government agencies and first responders, recently passed 23,000 members.
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New substance could treat cyanide victims in mass casualty event

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 @ 10:49am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Steven Patterson
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Contreras honored as 2013 Air Force Young Investigator

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 @ 11:12am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Lydia Contreras
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Texas A&M administrators lobby Austin for BSL-3 facility

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 @ 11:56am by BioPrepWatch Reports

R. Bowen Loftin
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ICRC recommends curbing use of riot control chemicals

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 @ 8:59am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The International Committee of the Red Cross called on states on Wednesday to limit the use of toxic chemicals like tear gas for law enforcement exclusively to controlling riots.
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Smiths Detection signs contract with U.K. Ministry of Defense for bioconsumables

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 @ 9:28am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Smiths Detection recently announced that it has signed a $29 million contract with the U.K. Ministry of Defense for the delivery of bioconsumables.
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Arkansas man sentenced for mailing white powder letters

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 @ 9:52am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A man convicted of sending white powder-filled envelopes to businesses and schools in Northwest Arkansas, was recently sentenced to 15 years in the federal prison system.
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Minister of health visits Namibian anthrax patients

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 @ 10:26am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Richard Kamwi
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Carter lauds U.S. troops during meeting in Jordan

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 @ 10:48am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ashton Carter
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Report highlights gaps in hospital biopreparedness

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 @ 11:13am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recently released report identified gaps in hospital bioterrorism preparedness for the pediatric population and highlighted the need to address the unique care such patients would require in an emergency.
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White powder found at Hanford deemed harmless

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 @ 11:39am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A white powder found during a recent annual inspection of the Hanford, Washington, REDOX plant was positively identified as sodium chloride, or salt.
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Chemical and biological defense contracts awarded to 43 companies

Friday, Feb 8, 2013 @ 8:16am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense recently awarded 70 contracts to 43 companies as part of a $495 million contract for biological and chemical defense.
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