Eighth anthrax death in Scotland

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 @ 4:32pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An eighth heroin user in Scotland has died after becoming infected with anthrax, health officials have confirmed, and another drug user has been confirmed to be infected with the bacteria.
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Prognosys LLC joins program to advance barcode technology to diagnose biological threats

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 @ 4:41pm by Nick Rees

The University of Maryland's Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute Technology Advancement Program incubator has been joined by Prognosys LLC, which develops rapid, multiplexed diagnostics for multiple diseases.
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New report sheds light on Al Qaeda's biological attack capabilities

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 @ 4:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Years of work by Al Qaeda terrorists to acquire weapons of mass destruction and concoct methods of using them have been assessed by a retired Central Intelligence Agency officer in a newly released research paper.
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Water filter to protect against bioattacks to debut in India

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 @ 4:51pm by Nick Rees

A new water filter that utilizes reverse osmosis to create potable water int he event of a biological, chemical or nuclear attack will soon be available in India.
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New chamber built to simulate battlefield for chemical agent sensor tests

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 @ 4:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A first-of-its-kind chamber has been developed by Applied Physics Laboratory engineers to test, under realistic battlefield conditions, the viability of sensors designed to detect chemical warfare agents.
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Heeding the warning of bioterrorism

Tuesday, Jan 26, 2010 @ 4:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The warning is clear: Bioterrorism is a serious danger to the United States, says the Report Card Grading Government on Protecting the United States.
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Oakland and BART to test emergency response capabilities

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 @ 3:30pm by Nick Rees

The Alameda County Public Health Department and Bay Area Rapid Transit will conduct a real-time, mass vaccination on BART's regional transit system in oakland to test for emergency readiness in the event of a bioattack or pandemic.
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University of Florida dedicates new headquarters for Emerging Pathogens Institute

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 @ 3:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The University of Florida has held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new, 80,000-square-foot Emerging Pathogens Institute.
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President Obama to unveil bioterror response plan during State of the Union

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 @ 3:36pm by Nick Rees

A new plan will be unveiled by President Barack Obama during his State of the Union Address to allow for a quicker and better response to bioterror threats and attacks, the White House has announced.
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Commission gives U.S. a failing grade for biopreparedness

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 @ 3:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A report card released today by the bipartisan Commisson on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism has turned a critical eye to the preparedness by the United States for a bioattack.
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Commission report a step in the right direction, but international preparedness shouldn't be ignored, expert says

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010 @ 3:43pm by Nick Rees

"The notion that we can insulate ourselves in any meaningful sense from a pandemic disease is naive," says Barry Kellman, president of the International Security & Biopolicy Institute.
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Questions raised as to guilt of Bruce Ivins in 2001 anthrax attacks

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 @ 4:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In an article written by Edward Epstein in the Wall Street Journal's Opinion section, Epstein has claimed that Bruce Ivins, long thought to be the source of the 2001 American anthrax attacks, was not guilty.
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Sonic tweezers could be the future of bioterror analysis

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 @ 4:42pm by Nick Rees

Sonotweezers may soon allow first responders to detect bioterror agents with a tweezer-like device that utilizes ultrasonics.
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N.H. anthrax woman responding to questions

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 @ 4:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

New Hampshire's deputy state epidemiologist has announced that, as of Wednesday, the woman who contracted a rare form of anthrax almost two months ago, despite remaining hospitalized, is now able to answer state health officials' questions.
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Universal Detection Technology responds to WMD commission report

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 @ 4:50pm by Nick Rees

Universal Detection Technology has responded to the recent scathing WMD commission report that gave the government an "F" for its preparedness for biological attacks.
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President speaks of new bioterror initiative in State of the Union

Thursday, Jan 28, 2010 @ 4:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama promised to take steps to ensure that a faster threat is ensured against the threat of bio-terrorism.
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Ethics of medicalized weapons questioned

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 @ 12:11am by Nick Rees

A new report raises questions as to the ethics of medicalized weapons, biological weapons meant to incapacitate rather than kill, and the implications of medical personnel designing, manufacturing and testing such weapons.
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Malls could be targets for Al Qaida bioterror attacks

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 @ 12:13am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Counter terror experts have announced that Al Qaida has set its sights onto using biological and chemical attacks on shopping malls and other soft targets.
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Nunn-Lugar Cooperative releases 2009 report

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 @ 2:18am by Nick Rees

A summary of the progress of the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction programs for 2009 has been released by U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar.
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Senate Homeland Security Committee senator weighs in on Obama's bioterrorism announcement

Saturday, Jan 30, 2010 @ 2:21am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee has weighed in on President Barack Obama's announcement during his State of the Union Address of a new initiative to fight bioterrorism.
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