Regulation of biosensors misguided, experts says

Friday, Apr 1, 2011 @ 4:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The decision by lawmakers in San Francisco to propose regulating the use of sensors to detect dangerous biological agents is a poor one, according to the heads of the International Security & Biopolicy Institute.
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Bioterrorism trial postponed

Friday, Apr 1, 2011 @ 4:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The terrorism trial of a man accused of threatening to attack the United Kingdom and the United States with a biological weapon has been postponed until May.
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Arizona to host mock bioterror attack

Friday, Apr 1, 2011 @ 7:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Mesquite High School in Gilbert, Arizona, will the host a mock bioterrorist training event run by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health
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Committee looks to conduct risk assessment of Frederick lab

Friday, Apr 1, 2011 @ 7:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A group formed to act as a liaison between the residents of Frederick County, Maryland, and the containment laboratories in the area has taken on its first challenge.
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Allegations of conflict of interest in Kansas Bioscience Authority voiced

Monday, Apr 4, 2011 @ 5:25pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Kansas State Senator Susan Wagle (R-Wichita) recently alleged that Kansas Bioscience Authority leader Tom Thornton has conflicts of interest.
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Expert debates merits of maintaining smallpox stockpile

Monday, Apr 4, 2011 @ 5:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

D. A. Henderson recently examined the costs required to manufacture and maintain a new smallpox vaccine stockpile.
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U.S. intelligence slow to transform, experts allege

Monday, Apr 4, 2011 @ 5:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.S. intelligence agencies have yet to fully complete their transformation into an effective counterterrorism team nearly a decade later, two experts revealed this week.
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Tularemia outbreak detected in Norway

Monday, Apr 4, 2011 @ 5:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An outbreak of tularemia, a bacterial zoonosis caused by Francisella tularensis, which is one of the most pathogenic bacteria known, has been reported in Norway, causing 39 cases from January through March.
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Chertoff says U.S. now safer from terrorist attacks

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011 @ 3:06pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff recently told a Florida audience that the United States is safer now from a large scale terrorist attack than it was in 2001.
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Powder scare in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011 @ 3:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

First responders from the Washington D.C. fire and emergency services department were recently called to investigate a mysterious white powder in southwest Washington, D.C.
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FBI names Heck to special agent in charge of counterterrorism division office

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011 @ 3:09pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert S. Mueller III has appointed Brenda L. Heck to the position of special agent in charge of the Washington Field Office
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KBA chairman decries attacks over funding

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011 @ 3:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chairman of the Kansas Bioscience Authority John Carlin has warned Kansas government authorities that their continuing investigation into his group
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Scientists developing nerve agent fighting drugs

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011 @ 4:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists at Ohio State University are developing new drugs designed to regenerate a critical enzyme in the human body that is altered after exposure to chemical warfare agents.
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Suspicious powder shuts down senator's office

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011 @ 4:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A suspicious substance was found this week in the Office of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C., forcing the brief closing of several adjacent offices, including those of Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah).
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U.S. to contribute $3 million to non-proliferation efforts

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011 @ 4:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United States has announced its planned voluntary $3 million contribution to the non-proliferation efforts of the United Nations pursuant to U.N. Security Council resolution 1540.
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Frederick, Maryland, holds public forum on Fort Detrick labs

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011 @ 4:39pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Frederick, Maryland-based Containment Laboratory Community Advisory Committee held a public forum Tuesday evening at Frederick City Hall to get the opinions of local residents on the biological defense laboratories at Fort Detrick.
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Claims arise that Bahraini protesters took drugs to simulate nerve gas attack

Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 @ 3:49pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

It has been claimed that anti-government protesters in Bahrain allegedly stole and administered drugs from a local hospital in order to fabricate the effects of nerve gas, which they claimed were excessively used against them by police.
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Oklahoma State unveils new chemical, biothreat detecting system

Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 @ 3:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Oklahoma State University unveiled a new anti-terrorism device on Wednesday that would be used to track and monitor an attack at venues that draw large groups of people.
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East Tennessee State University nursing students receive bioterror training

Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 @ 3:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

On Wednesday, March 23, a group of nursing students received a crash course in bioterrorism response during a two hour conference hosted at East Tennessee State University and run by the Johnson City Fire Department.
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George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute names 2011 senior fellow

Thursday, Apr 7, 2011 @ 3:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

John Paczkowski, the vice president for consulting and technology solutions provider for government and commercial clients at ICF International, has been named a 2011 Senior Fellow by the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute.
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