IBM, University of Nottingham initiate tuberculosis study

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2016 @ 2:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and the University of Nottingham are teaming up to utilize IBM's World Community Grid in a new study on tuberculosis.
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Pfizer to participate in Human Vaccines Project

Friday, Mar 25, 2016 @ 3:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Pfizer has decided to play a part in the Human Vaccines Project, which seeks to develop vaccine protection for infectious diseases such as HIV, dengue fever and cancer.
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Siga launches clinical study for TPOXX IV formulation

Tuesday, Mar 22, 2016 @ 6:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Siga Technologies Inc., a company that focuses on the creation and sale of solutions for biodefense and medical needs with unmet problems, recently launched its phase-one single ascending dose clinical study for TPOXX in an IV formulation.
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SIGA Technologies reaches final stages of smallpox drug trial

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2016 @ 7:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

SIGA Technologies has reached the final stages of its clinical trial for a drug that could cure small pox.
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Spread of malaria continues to trump Zika concern

Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 @ 12:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The spread of the Zika virus has been alarming, but the real issue stems from the source of the spreading: the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
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Nearly 50 percent of U.S. doctors anticipate Zika outbreak

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 @ 5:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sermo has announced that, according to a recent survey, 49 percent of doctors in the United States believe that a Zika virus outbreak will take place.
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Stony Brook University experts discuss Zika virus

Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 @ 4:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Experts at Stony Brook University Hospital have been discussing the Zika virus since the World Health Organization recently declared the outbreak in Latin America to be a public health emergency.
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IAEA drill allows 53 countries to test disaster response capability

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 @ 5:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 53 countries participated in the recent Mexican disaster scenario, which brought each country's capacity to respond -- as well as communication ability -- under scrutiny.
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On anniversary of Ebola outbreak, UN secretary calls for additional teamwork to combat infection

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 @ 9:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jan. 14 marked the second anniversary of the Ebola outbreak, which devastated the West African nations of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.
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Researchers engineer antibodies to fight most potent Ebola strains

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 @ 3:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Although Ebola was briefly a threat on American soil, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the USAMRIID researchers have engineered antibodies that could potentially stop the disease.
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Agenda announced for CBRN First Response conference

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016 @ 12:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The agenda for the CBRN First Response conference, to be held Jan. 26-27, recently was released.
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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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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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Cholera outbreak in Kenya hits Dadaab Refugee Camp

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 @ 4:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

DWB reported this week that cholera has spread to the Dadaab Refugee Camp, affecting approximately 541 people.
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IAEA discusses recent radiological accident simulation in Botswana

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 @ 9:13am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The IAEA has detailed an emergency response exercise that took place in Gaborone, Botswana, this week.
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U.S. ambassador details situation in Syria at Security Council Stakeout

Thursday, Dec 3, 2015 @ 2:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ambassador Samantha Power delivered an address this week during a Security Council Stakeout regarding the situation in Syria.
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Entolimod candidate granted U.S. patent extension

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2015 @ 7:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. (CBL) was granted an extended patent protection for its entolimod candidate radiation countermeasure and oncological therapeutic on Monday.
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U.N., International Atomic Energy Agency support zoonotic disease response in Africa with PPE training

Friday, Nov 13, 2015 @ 10:21am by BioPrepWatch Reports

In partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO UN) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are providing zoonotic disease support to African states.
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Columbia University researchers map Ebola spread in Sierra Leone

Friday, Nov 13, 2015 @ 9:22am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A team of researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has been able to map the transmission pattern of the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, they announced on Wednesday.
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Securing the Cities Act passes House with convincing vote

Friday, Oct 23, 2015 @ 10:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) was one of many legislators to submit a “Yes” vote on H.R. 3493, called the Securing the Cities Act, earlier this week.
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