Threat-detecting ship patrols L.A. harbor

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 @ 10:59pm by Nick Rees

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have gained added protection from chemical and biological weapons following the launching of a new ship that can detect those potential terror threats.
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Quarter of Ontario hospitals not prepared for pandemic, report says

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 @ 4:59pm by Nick Rees

A Queen's University study has revealed that one quarter of Ontario, Canada hospitals do not currently have pandemic plans in place and few have tested existing plans.
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Expert says bioattack unlikely

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 @ 5:01pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Experts have said that a biological or nuclear attack on the United States by terrorist remains the nation's greatest threat but is unlikely to occur.
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New diamond-based nanowire could open door to better biological sensors

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 @ 5:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new type of diamond-based nanowire devices developed by researchers at Harvard University could potentially be used in new generations of biological and chemical sensors.
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Nanoviricides teams up with UC - Berkeley professor to test dengue virus drug candidates

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 @ 5:10pm by Nick Rees

A research and development agreement has been signed between NanoViricides, Inc., and the laboratory of Dr. Eva Harris at the University of California - Berkeley to evaluate the effectiveness of Nanoviricides drug candidates against dengue viruses.
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Tata-Bruker offers CBRN vehicle for Commonwealth Games

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 @ 5:14pm by Nick Rees

Tata-Bruker, a U.K.-based chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear detection solution manufacture, has offered New Delhi, India a reconnaissance vehicle to use to combat terrorist threats during the upcoming Commonwealth Games.
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Inmate behind Mich. anthrax hoax

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 @ 2:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An envelope containing a suspicious white powder was opened today at the Ionia, Mich., County Courthose, prompting the Ionia Public Safety Hazmat team to be called in.
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Vermont welcomes CBRN glove manufacturing company

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 @ 2:55pm by Nick Rees

The welcome mat has been rolled out for AirBoss Defense by Vermont Governor Jim Douglas at the company's new Milton, Vermont plant.
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Camber Corp. to provide Edgewood Chemical Biological Center with support services

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 @ 3:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center has selected Camber Corp. to provide it with engineering, research and technology support services.
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N.J. bank receives powder filled envelope

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 @ 3:06pm by Nick Rees

A Cedar Grove, New Jersey bank was the recipient of an envelope containing a suspicious powder this week.
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Smiths Detection to distribute BioCheck powder screening test kits

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 @ 3:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A worldwide distribution agreement has been announced by Smiths Detection with 20/20 BioResponse for its patented BioCheck powder screening test kits
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Indian scientific experts call for better safeguards on hazardous materials

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 @ 2:58pm by Nick Rees

Scientific experts in India have asked industries to better safeguard hazardous chemicals and materials to keep them from falling into the wrong hands.
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Death sentence for cult member in 1994 and 1995 sarin gas attacks

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 @ 3:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A death sentence has been finalized by a former senior AUM Shinrikyo cult member who aided the group in two deadly sarin nerve gas attacks in 1994 and 1995.
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Anthrax scare at the U.N.

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 @ 3:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The main dining room and staff cafeteria at the United Nations in New York was closed on Thursday following the discovery of "a suspicious envelope," U.N. deputy spokeswoman Marie Okabe said.
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HHS Sec. Sebelius speaks on health preparedness

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 @ 3:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke about efforts to strengthen health preparedness at this week's 2010 Public Health preparedness Summit.
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Suspicious package sent to Sen. Kerry's office

Friday, Feb 19, 2010 @ 3:11pm by Nick Rees

Police were called to the Boston office of U.S. Sen. John Kerry after it received a suspicious package thought to hold either a biological or chemical threat.
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Harvard study questions citizens' preparedness for anthrax attack

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 @ 6:25pm by Nick Rees

A recent study by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that 89 percent of Americans, in the event of a significant anthrax bioattack, would follow public health recommendations in obtaining antibiotics.
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DOJ closes case on 2001 anthrax attacks

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 @ 6:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The investigation by the U.S. Justice Department, the FBI and several other government agencies into the 2001 anthrax attacks in America has officially been closed.
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Nanomaterials could be key to fighting airborne biothreat

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 @ 6:41pm by Nick Rees

Nanomaterials developed at Montana State University could be used in the future to fight respiratory infections created by bioattacks, scientists have said.
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Europe needs generic response plan to pandemic threats, expert says

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 @ 6:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Disease specific plans utilized by most European countries could cost precious time and resources, a study about gaps in pandemic preparedness has revealed.
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