Kathleen Sebelius to continue at HHS secretary post

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 @ 10:12am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kathleen Sebelius
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Tool could identify chemical agents and alert responders

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 @ 10:45am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Henry McDonald
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USAMRIID posts Fort Detrick incident report count online

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 @ 11:09am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland, recently posted a long-awaited web page disclosing information about safety and security incidents in their BSL-3 and BSL-4 laboratories.
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Scientists develop bioscavenger treatment against nerve agents

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 @ 11:40am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Mike Blackburn
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Roadblocks remain for Boston University biolab

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 @ 8:23am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Boston University's National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory may be one step closer to working with biosafety level 4 pathogens, but multiple hurdles remain, including the resolution of state and federal lawsuits.
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Presidential commission comments after meeting on MCM trials with children

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 @ 8:47am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Members of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues met on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the ethical considerations of conducting clinical medical countermeasure trials with children.
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Guam reports 2012 advances in CBRN preparedness

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 @ 9:02am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Pacific Island Territory of Guam recently highlighted its achievements over the last year in bolstering its public safety services, including its ability to respond to a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack.
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Single-use, disposable technology could boost vaccine creation

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 @ 9:40am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The development of single-use and disposable technologies for the production of medical countermeasures against biological agents has significant potential over existing technology.
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Countermeasure programs learn lessons from interagency group

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 @ 10:29am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ed Nuzum
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United Kingdom university opens center to study extremist far right and lone-wolf terrorism

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 @ 10:52am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Teesside University in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, is opening a dedicated center to study the extremist far right, with a focus on the increase in violent anti-Islamic sentiment and lone-wolf terrorism.
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Secret State Department Cable concludes Syria probably used Agent 15 in Homs

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 @ 11:05am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bashar al-Assad
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Debate grows over HHS funding policy

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 @ 11:47am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Debate is growing over the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' new policy framework for determining funding for dual-use, gain-of-function research.
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U.S. downplays reports that Syria used chemical weapons

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 @ 8:09am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bashar al-Assad
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DTRA awards $3.3 million contract to PsiOxus for vaccine adjuvants

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 @ 8:32am by BioPrepWatch Reports

PsiOxus Therapeutics, Ltd., an Oxford, United Kingdom-based development stage biotechnology company, announced the award of a $3.3 million contract on Wednesday to develop biodefense vaccine adjuvants for an anthrax vaccine candidate.
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Minister says EU is preparing for chemical incident in Syria

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 @ 9:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Lucinda Creighton
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Anthrax hoax, bomb threat hits U.S. Court in Camden, New Jersey

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 @ 10:09am by BioPrepWatch Reports

An anthrax hoax and bomb scare recently shut down the U.S. District Court building in Camden, New Jersey.
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Jordan takes chemical agent precautions along border with Syria

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 @ 10:17am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Abdullah Ensour
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CDC: At least 11 biolab workers infected with pathogens between 2004 and 2010

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 @ 10:48am by BioPrepWatch Reports

At least 11 workers were infected with dangerous pathogens at U.S. biological laboratories between 2004 and 2010, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.
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DOD interested in chem/bio training simulators

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 @ 11:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense is reportedly interested in acquiring an advanced training system from Argon Electronics capable of simulating the effects of a radiological weapon.
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New Orleans to use FirstWatch system during Mardi Gras, Superbowl

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 @ 11:53am by BioPrepWatch Reports

New Orleans public health and safety officials are deploying the FirstWatch Real-time Situational Awareness system in preparation for Mardi Gras and Super Bowl XLVII.
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