Researchers discover new way to test bacteria's drug resistance

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2016 @ 11:53am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers will soon be able to determine if a bacteria is susceptible to antibiotics, as biologists and bio-researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a method that could determine drug resistance within a few hours.
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AbCellera teams up with Mass Biologics to study antibodies

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

AbCellera has completed its first antibody partnership with Mass Biologics, a division of the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
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WHO director-general congratulates West Africa on Ebola efforts, urges continued diligence

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016 @ 4:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The West African countries that were impacted by the 2014 Ebola outbreak have recently declared themselves free of the infection.
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Zika researchers warn of continued spread in Latin America

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 @ 7:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Although the first case of the Zika virus in Colombia was confirmed in October of 2015, thousands of cases of the mosquito-borne virus have been reported across Latin America.
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UN urges safety in light of confirmed MERS case in Thailand

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 @ 7:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV) has been confirmed in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Researchers study strains of flesh-eating bacteria to beat toxins

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 @ 7:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered strains of flesh-eating bacteria that could lead them to understand how toxins in the bacteria work.
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CDP trainees can take home training to co-workers

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 @ 7:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Trainees who attend the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) training can qualify to share that training with their co-workers.
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Zika case reported in Minnesota

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 @ 8:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A Minnesota traveler returning from Latin America has contracted the Zika virus.
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WHO receives update on Zika cases in Dominican Republic

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 @ 9:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National IHR Focal Point of the Dominican Republic has notified the World Health Organization of 10 confirmed cases of the Zika virus.
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WHO discusses growing Zika concern

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 @ 9:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) has plans to meet and discuss the Zika virus, which is spreading rapidly in Latin America and is expected to continue to spread around the world.
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Nigeria struggles with outbreak of Lassa fever

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 @ 9:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In the wake of the recently ended West African Ebola outbreak, Nigeria is now struggling with its own outbreak, although on a smaller scale.
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New drug beats MRSA strain of staph infection, enters advanced trials

Sunday, Jan 31, 2016 @ 9:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

XBiotech has completed the “second dose cohort” of its Phase I/II study of the True Human monoclonal antibody therapy, also called 514G3, which is designed to treat all strains of staph infection.
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CDC hosts Zika virus teleconference to reassure U.S. citizens

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 @ 10:37am by BioPrepWatch Reports

To reassure listeners in a real-time telebriefing, representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and an affiliated institute recently conducted an up-to-the-minute discussion of the critical Zika virus infection from Atlanta, Georgia, and Rockville, Maryland.
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WHO director-general forms emergency committee to discuss growing Zika threat

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 @ 9:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently organized an emergency committee to assess the severeness of the threat from the Zika virus.
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GenArraytion develops first test to identify Zika virus

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 @ 9:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

GenArraytion Inc. has created the first test capable of identifying the Zika virus and other mosquito-caused illnesses.
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WHO confirms first Zika case in Virgin Islands

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 @ 7:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its information concerning cases of the Zika virus in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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WHO declares public health emergency over growing Zika virus concerns

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 @ 7:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Zika virus is now considered a public health emergency, after public officials from the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed major concern over the growing outbreak in Latin America.
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CDC updates travel alert list with two additional destinations

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 @ 7:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As part of its continued investigation into the Latin American Zika virus outbreak, the CDC recently added the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic to its travel alert list.
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NewLink Genetics to develop Zika virus treatment

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 @ 7:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

NewLink Genetics Corporation is working on developing a treatment for the Zika virus.
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Battelle wins contract to develop additional systems for U.S. Army

Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 @ 7:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Battelle is now a contractor under the Joint Enterprise Contracted Logistics and Services Support Multi-Award Task Order Contract, which will allow the company to bid on defense work, including both biological and chemical.
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