Nanopore sequencing could aid outbreak efforts in remote areas

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 @ 4:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A team of researchers recently detailed the sequencing capabilities of the nanopore sequencer as a tool for remote areas affected by an outbreak.
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Air Force agrees to contract extension with PSI

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 @ 4:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Air Force has issued a justification and approval document regarding a contract extension with PSI.
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Link found between flaviviruses, peroxisome development

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 @ 4:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry have discovered a link between flaviviruses and peroxisome production.
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Ebola-related hiatus concludes for Ivorian refugee repatriation efforts

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 @ 4:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees announced this week that the repatriation of Ivorian refugees in Liberia has been restarted.
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WHO details recent avian influenza cases in China

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 @ 4:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Health and Family Planning Commission of China recently notified the WHO of two avian influenza cases.
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Ebola screening no longer required for incoming passengers from Sierra Leone

Thursday, Dec 24, 2015 @ 4:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Entry screening for the Ebola virus will end at U.S. airports for travelers from Sierra Leone.
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ACAPS completes Ebola Project, releases reports

Thursday, Dec 24, 2015 @ 4:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Ebola Project from ACAPS is ending this month.
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Sanofi Pasteur dengue vaccine approved for Philippines

Thursday, Dec 24, 2015 @ 4:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Sanofi Pasteur vaccine for the dengue virus has been approved for use in the Philippines.
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Travel restrictions discussed at Ebola emergency committee's eighth meeting

Thursday, Dec 24, 2015 @ 4:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The WHO issued a statement this week following the eighth meeting of the emergency committee on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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Sierra Leone officially establishes Ebola recovery fund

Thursday, Dec 24, 2015 @ 4:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Sierra Leone Ebola Recovery Fund has been formally established, according to government and UN officials.
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TSA seeks explosives specialist in Oakland

Thursday, Dec 24, 2015 @ 5:04pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The TSA is seeking a security specialist in explosives at Oakland International Airport.
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Emergent introduces spin-off's board of directors

Thursday, Dec 24, 2015 @ 5:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent Biosolutions has announced the selection of its spin-off company’s board of directors.
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Military Infectious Diseases Research Program calls for award applications

Saturday, Dec 26, 2015 @ 2:56pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The JPC-2/MIDA is accepting applications for potential contract awards for the development of testing and detection devices.
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Pueblo Pilot Plant to test biotreatment process on hydrolysate

Saturday, Dec 26, 2015 @ 3:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The PEO ACWA reported that the biotreatment process at the PCAPP will be tested utilizing chemical byproducts.
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United Nations details implementation of non-proliferation resolution

Saturday, Dec 26, 2015 @ 3:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The UN has issued a report detailing the implementation process of Resolution 1540 (2004), which was discussed in a recent session.
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CDC introduces action plan to combat tuberculosis

Saturday, Dec 26, 2015 @ 3:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The CDC has announced the release of its National Action Plan to Combat Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis.
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Merck's Ebola vaccine candidate to be evaluated by WHO

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 @ 11:17am by BioPrepWatch Reports

An Ebola virus vaccine candidate from Merck will be reviewed by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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Brazil approves Dengvaxia treatment for use

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 @ 11:22am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Brazil has become the third country to approve the usage of Dengvaxia, a dengue treatment from Sanofi Pasteur.
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Joint study reveals genetic competition between bats, Ebola virus

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 @ 11:47am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at CU-Boulder and the U.S. Army have found biological factors that could help determine which species of bats harbor the Ebola virus.
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New SIR-model could offer epidemic predictions for dengue fever

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 @ 11:50am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A study released this week in SIAM's 'Journal on Applied Mathematics' includes a model that could predict outbreaks of dengue fever in populated areas.
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