Threat of bioterrorism very real, study says

Monday, Aug 1, 2011 @ 3:22pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A new study points to evidence that the threat of bioterrorism development in some countries is very real.
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Justice Dept.'s withdrawal of court filing approved

Monday, Aug 1, 2011 @ 3:24pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Justice Department lawyers won a judge's approval on Friday to withdraw a court filing that appeared to undermine the FBI's assertion that an Army researcher was behind the 2001 anthrax letter attacks.
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Portable anthrax detector developed

Monday, Aug 1, 2011 @ 3:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Scientists have recently developed a portable device that is capable of detecting the presence of anthrax spores in less than one hour.
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Illinois man facing bioterror charges for puffer fish neurotoxin

Monday, Aug 1, 2011 @ 3:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An Illinois man who is on currently on trial for plotting to kill his wife with deadly puffer fish neurotoxin could be facing bioterror charges.
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Experts say additional research needed to defeat Ebola threats

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 @ 2:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As momentum and funding builds for an Ebola vaccine, experts in the field say that other avenues of research must be explored to help to defeat the extremely virulent disease.
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Native air sampling could be used to fight bioterror

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 @ 2:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A pilot project carried out in New York City in 2006-07 has demonstrated that a "native air sampling" strategy could be used in a plan to respond to the release of an aerosolized bioweapon.
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Japan raids facilities of 1995 sarin attack cult

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 @ 3:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Japanese Public Security Intelligence Agency recently began inspections of over 25 facilities run by the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult.
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India to open Bio Safety Level-4 lab

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 @ 3:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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Subway systems could be terror target

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011 @ 4:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, attacks on subway systems have lead to a heightened anxiety that mass transit systems will remain a major target for terror groups for some time.
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PositiveID awarded bioweapons detection patent

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011 @ 4:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

PositiveID Corporation has been awarded an additional important international patent for the detection of biological pathogens for rapid diagnosis and treatment.
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Five metro areas to receive grants to fight anthrax

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011 @ 4:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Five metropolitan areas that have demonstrated the ability to deliver anthrax antibiotics will receive a total of $400,000 in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Chemical facilities security measures extended

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011 @ 5:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Legislation to extend federal security measures that govern America
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Mustard vapor detected at Pueblo Chemical Depot

Thursday, Aug 4, 2011 @ 2:26pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Workers as the Pueblo Chemical Depot in Pueblo, Colo., placed an air filtering device on one of the facility's earth-covered igloos after detecting mustard vapor during routine monitoring.
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CBRN 2011 Challenge completed

Thursday, Aug 4, 2011 @ 2:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

CBRN Challenge 2011, held at the Center for National Response in Gallagher, W. Va., wrapped up July 22, with 50 warriors representing 10 major commands showcasing their abilities in a variety of CBRN training scenarios.
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Air Force calls for nanoparticle biothreat sensor

Thursday, Aug 4, 2011 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Air Force is calling for the development of a nanoparticle-based sensor that is capable of detecting chemical and biological agents in real-time.
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NIST coordinating biothreat training

Thursday, Aug 4, 2011 @ 2:31pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. National Guard are coordinating the training of state, local and federal first responders in the proper collection of reliable samples of potential biothreats.
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One CBRN unit to guard the U.K.

Friday, Aug 5, 2011 @ 2:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A sole military unit responsible for guarding the United Kingdom against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attacks will reportedly be formed by members of the Royal Air Force.
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Bioweapons expert found dead

Friday, Aug 5, 2011 @ 2:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jonathan B. Tucker, an expert on biological and chemical weapons, was found dead in his Washington, D.C., home on July 31.
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Pueblo Depot ramping up chemical destruction workforce

Friday, Aug 5, 2011 @ 2:44pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The companies collaborating to destroy the stockpile of chemical weapons at the Pueblo Chemical Depot in Pueblo, Colo., are ramping up their workforces in preparation for the project.
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Ammonium nitrate to be federally regulated

Friday, Aug 5, 2011 @ 2:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ammonium nitrate, a major component in the explosives used in the 1995 Oklahoma City and the July attack on a government building in Norway, will now fall under the eyes of federal regulators.
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