New York holds CBRN drill

Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010 @ 12:45am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A drill to train and prepare for incidents that could include the use of a biological, chemical or radiological agent was held at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona, New York, on Saturday.
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Mubarak spokesman denies bioweapons claim

Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010 @ 12:47am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Suleiman Awad has categorically denied the claim by former U.S. President George W. Bush that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak warned him that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein possessed biological weapons.
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Ultra-orthodox Israelis sent white powder

Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010 @ 3:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Israeli police have begun an investigation into multiple threatening letters that contained white powder that were sent to four ultra-orthodox members of parliament and a cabinet minister.
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Soligenix receives patent for ricin vaccine

Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010 @ 3:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soligenix, Inc., the late-stage biopharmaceutical company, has been granted United States patent number 7,829,668, for RiVax, its ricin vaccine.
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Anthrax hoax hits reality t.v.

Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010 @ 3:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bristol Palin has returned to rehearsals for
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Fort Detrick citizens question health risks

Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010 @ 3:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Residents of Frederick, Maryland, who live close to Fort Detrick are demanding action after recent documents have surfaced that point to the dumping and experimentation of hazardous chemicals, including bioweapons.
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Boston University researchers create new diagnostic tool

Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010 @ 3:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at Boston University have created a diagnostic tool that quickly identifies dangerous viruses, including Marburg and Ebola.
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Risk assessments for BU lab called incomplete

Wednesday, Nov 24, 2010 @ 8:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists have declared that the initial risk assessments of the Biosafety Level-4 laboratory at Boston University were incomplete and that they cannot yet endorse its future purpose of deadly bacteria and viruses like anthrax, bubonic plague and Ebola.
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Experts call for biopreparedness

Wednesday, Nov 24, 2010 @ 8:42pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Leading Israeli physicians Joshua Shemer and Shmuel C. Shapira, in their
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Clean-up begins for Australian chemical weapons

Wednesday, Nov 24, 2010 @ 8:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A $35 million clean-up is currently underway at a former World War II U.S. military depot in Columboola on the Western Downs in Australia as experts search for dumped chemical weapons, many of which may contain mustard gas.
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Training programs to combat CBRN offered

Wednesday, Nov 24, 2010 @ 8:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Science of the Defense Research and Development Organization has started offering training programs in chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear information.
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EU committee calls for CBRN reaction mechanism

Saturday, Nov 27, 2010 @ 12:27am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The European Parliament Civil Liberties Committee has recommended that a special European Crisis Reaction Mechanism should be set up to deal with chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear disasters.
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California man indicted for second threatening letter

Saturday, Nov 27, 2010 @ 12:30am by BioPrepWatch Reports

A man from Eureka, California, who had served prison time for sending a fake anthrax letter to the FBI was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday on charges that he wrote a threatening letter to President Obama.
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Russia opens sixth chemical weapons destruction facility

Saturday, Nov 27, 2010 @ 12:32am by BioPrepWatch Reports

On Friday, Russia opened its sixth plant for the destruction of chemical weapons supplies in the city of Pochep in order to neutralize chemical weapons.
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Suit against Siga going to trial

Saturday, Nov 27, 2010 @ 12:36am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Siga Technologies, Inc., lost in a bid to preclude damages and reduce the scope in a breach of contract lawsuit brought by PharmAthene, Inc., over an agreement to develop and commercialize its smallpox drug.
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University of Wyoming opens BSL-3 lab

Monday, Nov 29, 2010 @ 4:48pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new $25 million biosafety level 3 laboratory has opened at the University of Wyoming in Laramie in order to diagnose diseases like plague and brucellosis and to develop vaccines for these potential pathogens.
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Synthetic molecule could fight nerve agents

Monday, Nov 29, 2010 @ 4:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biochemist Tsafrir Mor has developed a method for synthetically producing human butyrylcholinesterase, a bioscavenging molecule that may be able to protect humans against nerve agents and pesticides, using transgenic tobacco plants.
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Website launched to educate on Agent Orange

Monday, Nov 29, 2010 @ 4:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The non-profit public policy research organization Active Voice has launched an extensive website about the chemical substance Agent Orange, a dioxin that has affected the lives over 3 million Vietnamese during and after the Cold War conflict with the Uni
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Pine Bluff Arsenal completes chemical weapons destruction

Monday, Nov 29, 2010 @ 4:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Pine Bluff Arsenal in White Hall, Arkansas, has completed a five year mission to destroy its entire chemical weapons stockpile, which included mustard gas, VX and GB filled rockets and land mines.
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London police head warns of terrorism

Tuesday, Nov 30, 2010 @ 3:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sir Paul Stephenson, the head of London's Metropolitan Police, recently made a major speech on terrorism that warned of the real possibility of an attack in the United Kingdom as the roll back of strict counter-terrorism laws is being considered.
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