Texas renews fight against Zika spread as mosquito season approaches

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 @ 8:18am by BioPrepWatch Reports

As the Zika virus spreads, Texas is seeking to ramp up its effort to fight the spread.
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UTMB, Brazilian health officals team up to find Zika vaccine

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 @ 5:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has decided to partner with the Brazilian Ministry of Health as the two entities seek to stop the Zika virus.
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New Malaria drug on the horizon

Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 @ 7:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

While many researchers and doctors are in combat mode against the Zika virus, Malaria is a mosquito-borne illness that has impacted the world to a much greater extent.
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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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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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Ebola survivors' blood might be key to stopping the virus, researchers find

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 @ 5:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The blood of Ebola survivors might be the key to beating Ebola in other patients.
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CDC issues Zika virus warning for pregnant travelers to Latin America, Caribbean

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 @ 5:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Because the Zika virus is spreading throughout Latin America and countries in the Caribbean, the Centers for Disease Control issued a travel warning to pregnant women on Jan. 15.
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University of Texas renames Center for Infectious Disease after late scientist

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 @ 9:20am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. John LaMontagne will have a research center named after him at the University of Texas.
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Biomedical researcher details new ways of controlling, treating Ebola

Friday, Jan 8, 2016 @ 4:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In a newly released paper, Dr. Anthony Griffiths of Texas Biomedical Research Institute reveals new ways to treat and control the spread of the Ebola virus.
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Report details zika virus potential in Texas, Gulf Coast

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015 @ 9:25am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Baylor College of Medicine issued a report this week on the potential risk that the zika virus could pose to Texas and areas of the Gulf Coast.
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Entomol Products, DuPont sign insect repellent licensing agreement

Monday, Nov 16, 2015 @ 4:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Agreement involves DuPont's hydrogenated catmint oil, which drives mosquitoes away.
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Team Aberdeen Proving Ground to hold Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 @ 6:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Team Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) has announced that it is anticipating holding the fourth annual Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry event Nov. 3-5 at the APG headquarters in Maryland.
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Arrest made in Statue of Liberty bomb hoax

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 @ 9:24am by BioPrepWatch Reports

An arrest has been made in a case of a hoax bomb threat at the Statue of Liberty, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced on Wednesday.
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AT&T to support Kansas' emergency communication

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 @ 3:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Internet Protocol-based system will offer more reliable communication options during emergencies.
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New York man sentenced to 33 months in letter hoax

Friday, Jun 12, 2015 @ 3:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Brian Norton of Cicero, New York, was sentenced to 33 months in prison on June 3 after pleading guilty to sending approximately 21 letters with substances that he claimed were either ricin or anthrax spores.
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House committee advances Intelligence Authorization Act

Monday, Jun 8, 2015 @ 3:23pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence approved the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 by a unanimous vote last week. Within the authorization bill, continued funding is guaranteed for multiple operations of the U.S. intelligence community, including cybersecurity and anti-terrorism activity.
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Dallas County seeks emergency management officer

Friday, Jun 5, 2015 @ 3:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management of Dallas County announced in a recent job posting an opening for an emergency management officer in the planning section.
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Dallas seeks emergency management mitigation specialist

Thursday, May 28, 2015 @ 2:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Position responsible for management, development of hazard mitigation
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1st Detect awarded gain control patent

Thursday, May 14, 2015 @ 2:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

1st Detect Corp. was awarded a U.S. patent for gain control technology on their mass spectrometers, the company announced on Thursday.
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CONUS Replacement Center offers strategic missions training

Friday, May 8, 2015 @ 2:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A report from the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution Center details the CONUS Replacement Center's (CRC) training activity for soldiers and others that will be deployed on strategic missions.
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