Rep. Rush Holt skeptical that Ivins behind anthrax attacks

Monday, Mar 28, 2011 @ 7:47pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Despite new findings about the mental state of Bruce Ivins, Representative Rush Holt (D-New Jersey) is still skeptical that the culprit has been identified.
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Secret biolabs cause tension in Frederick, Maryland

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 @ 4:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

While the Containment Laboratory Citizens Advisory Committee attempts to act as a liaison between Frederick, Maryland, residents and the local laboratories, state law mandates that the location and number of the biological agents remain confidential.
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AVI BioPharma appoints new chief scientific officer

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 @ 4:14pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

On Monday, AVI BioPharma, Inc., appointed Dr. Peter S. Linsley as its new chief scientific officer.
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Uzbekistan opens two new disease laboratories

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 @ 8:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Two new disease laboratories built with U.S. funding have opened in the central Asian country of Uzbekistan.
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U.S. destroys 85 percent of its chemical agent stockpile

Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 @ 8:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Chemical Materials Agency recently announced that it has successfully destroyed 85 percent of the U.S. stockpile of chemical agents since entering into the Chemical Weapons Convention treaty in April 1997.
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Mass. man pleads guilty to ricin possession

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 @ 2:11pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A man from Agawam, Massachusetts, recently pleaded guilty to possessing the deadly toxin ricin and to threatening a federal prosecutor.
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Expert calls for single smallpox facility

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 @ 2:13pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. Isao Arita recently suggested that the smallpox virus be kept at a United Nations/WHO facility instead of separate facilities in both Russia and the United States.
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Force Protection Equipment Demonstration set for May

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 @ 2:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Over 575 exhibitors will demonstrate over 3,000 commercial off-the-shelf technologically advanced products at the federally produced Force Protection Equipment Demonstration VIII.
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Smallpox shot leads to four vaccinia virus infections

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 @ 2:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

After direct or indirect contact with a United States military man who had received a smallpox shot, four people contracted vaccinia virus infections, leading to systemic symptoms in one of the cases.
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Nanoscale techniques could quickly diagnose bioattacks

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 @ 3:58pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Interdisciplinary research at the Boston University College of Engineering is developing nanoscale techniques to detect and diagnose infectious diseases in a national defense capacity.
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Bleach can be used to fight ricin, research shows

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 @ 3:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bleach can be used as an effective, low cost means to clean and decontaminate food surfaces in homes, restaurants and processing facilities that have been exposed to the deadly toxin ricin.
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FBI needs to work with businesses to prevent attacks, expert says

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 @ 4:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The FBI needs to work closely with private industry in sharing information to prevent future terrorist attacks like the 2008 attack in Mumbai, an FBI counterterrorism official announced this week.
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Computer software allows modeling of attacks on outdoor spaces

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 @ 4:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

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