Russia accuses U.S. of non-proliferation failures

Monday, Aug 9, 2010 @ 1:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Russia has accused the United States of failing to live up to its obligations on the non-proliferation of weapons.
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TASC, Inc. names new director of Chemical-Biological Defense Programs

Monday, Aug 9, 2010 @ 1:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

TASC, Inc., has appointed Dr. Rashid Chotani as director of Chemical-Biological Defense Programs.
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FBI investigating powder-filled letters in Texas

Monday, Aug 9, 2010 @ 3:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the FBI and U.S. Postal Inspectors reported that they are investigating the the delivery of 13 suspicious letters containing white powder in north Texas.
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Russia taking measures to prevent more anthrax outbreaks

Monday, Aug 9, 2010 @ 3:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the health ministry
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DoD funds new bioterror agent detection system

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010 @ 2:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

AnaptysBio, a San Diego area biotech company, has been granted $1.5 million from the Department of Defense to fund research into bioterror agent detection.
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Anthrax hoax letters continue in Texas

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010 @ 2:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A pastor in Richardson, Texas, has become the 14th victim in a series of bioterror hoaxes in the Dallas area.
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Early warning system for bioterror attacks awarded contract

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010 @ 3:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with Vangent Inc. announced recently they have been awarded a $2.4 million contract over nine months to develop an early warning system that could be used in the event of a bioterrorist attack.
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Israel co. completes first phase of nerve agent protection tests

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Israeli company Protalix Biotherapeutics recently announced that it has completed the first phase of clinical trials on humans for a drug to protect against nerve agents.
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Bioscience advances raise fears of terrorism

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010 @ 3:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Rapid advances in the biosciences are causing concern among terrorism experts who fear that amateur scientists may soon be able to concoct dangerous pathogens.
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Terahertz lasers could scan for bioweapons

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010 @ 3:55pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists from the University of Leeds and Harvard University have developed a new teraherz semi-conductor laser that could be able to detect biological agents without causing significant side effects.
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Umatilla facility passes halfway mark for destroying chemical weapons

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010 @ 4:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility in Oregon reported recently that they have passed the halfway mark for destroying their stockpile of chemical weapons.
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Rocket leaking sarin gas found at Blue Grass Army Depot

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010 @ 4:46pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Army officials with the Blue Grass Army Depot, in Richmond, Kentucky, reported that a M55 rocket leaking sarin gas was discovered August 10 during a routine inspection of its chemical weapons stockpile.
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Anthrax hoax envelopes in Texas expected to continue

Thursday, Aug 12, 2010 @ 2:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Field tests by the FBI have determined that the white powder packaged in envelopes to 21 addresses in North Texas was cornstarch.
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Jamaican man who threatened anthrax attack appears in court

Thursday, Aug 12, 2010 @ 2:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A man who threatened to release anthrax into the air conditioning unit of a downtown Kingston, Jamaica, building appeared in court on August 10.
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DoD funds creation of rapid vaccine production

Thursday, Aug 12, 2010 @ 2:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The biotechnology firm Medicago USA Inc., recently announced that it will be the recipient of a $21 million grant from the DARPA to rapidly produce vaccines int he event of an environmental or biological threat.
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Abandoned chemicals from biological weapons defense facility detonated

Thursday, Aug 12, 2010 @ 3:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Officials with the San Diego Fire Rescue team were on scene to detonate abandoned hazardous material last week at a facility in Sorrento Valley, Calif.
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Scientists awarded patent for tularemia vaccine

Friday, Aug 13, 2010 @ 11:52am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two biologists from the University of Texas - San Antonio were recently awarded a patent on their process for creating a tularemia vaccine.
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Plague reported in Peru

Friday, Aug 13, 2010 @ 11:57am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization has confirmed a total of 17 cases of plague in Ascope province of the Department La Libertad region in Peru as of the end of July.
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Book claims Japan tested secret germ agent in WWII

Friday, Aug 13, 2010 @ 12:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A recently released book claims that Japanese troops secretly tested a germ agent in Busan, Korea, that was developed during World War II.
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German experts say Turkey using chemical weapons

Friday, Aug 13, 2010 @ 12:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

German experts have confirmed the authenticity of photographs that show Kurdistan Workers' Party fighters killed in Turkey by chemical weapons.
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