Attorneys contest Ivins' guilt

Monday, May 2, 2011 @ 5:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Attorneys in Florida recently have filed court papers claiming evidence to dispute the Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Expert calls for research into safety of anthrax vaccine in children

Monday, May 2, 2011 @ 5:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently asked the National Biodefense Science Board to investigate the safety concerns of collecting data on the effects of the anthrax vaccine abso
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As many as 13,000 chemical weapon at the Pueblo Chemical Depot might need special attention

Monday, May 2, 2011 @ 5:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A representative from the Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives Program recently told a Colorado citizen commission that as many as 13,000 chemical weapons might require special attention in their destruction at the Pueblo Chemical Depot.
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Nanobeads could improve bioweapon detection

Monday, May 2, 2011 @ 5:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed magnetic
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Anthrax hoax shuts court in Elgin, Ill.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 @ 6:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

An unidentified white powder was found with a threatening letter at the Second District Appellate Court in Elgin, Ill., which led to 28 people being taken to local hospitals for precautionary measures.
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Man killed at Aberdeen Proving Ground's chemical defense lab

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 @ 6:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A contractor was killed this week in an explosion and fire at a laboratory at the Edgewood installation area in the U.S. Army
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U.S. increases its order for anthrax vaccine BioThrax

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 @ 6:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., recently announced that it has agreed to a modification of its current procurement contract to supply BioThrax, the only anthrax vaccine licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, to the United States government.
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U.S. awards grant for Ebola and Marburg vaccine

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 @ 6:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers from Texas Biomed, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University were recently awarded $5.4 million by the U.S. government to develop an experimental vaccine for use against the Ebola and Marburg hemorrhagic viruses.
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Elgin, Ill., anthrax hoax letter came from prison inmate

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 @ 3:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A prison inmate is allegedly responsible for recently sending a threatening letter filled with white powder to an appellate court in Elgin, Illinois.
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Lugar calls for vigilance against bioterror following bin Laden's death

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 @ 3:45pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sen. Richard Lugar called for the United States to remain vigilant for an Al-Qaeda sponsored or inspired nuclear, chemical or biological counterattack in the wake of the strike that led to the death of the terrorist group
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Xoma begins botulism antibody testing

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 @ 5:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As part of an early-stage trial sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Xoma Ltd. has begun testing an antibody treatment aimed at preventing botulism poisoning.
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National Research Council calls for more comprehensive biolab risk assessment

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 @ 5:40pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In a letter report, the National Research Council has advised the United States Army to prepare a more comprehensive risk assessment than originally proposed for a biodefense laboratory to be built at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland.
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Montana city simulates anthrax attack

Thursday, May 5, 2011 @ 4:08pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The City-County Health Department of Great Falls, Montana, recently conducted its first large scale terror emergency drill aimed at testing its response to a bioterror attack at the Montana State Fair.
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FBI investigating anthrax hoax in Massachusetts

Thursday, May 5, 2011 @ 4:10pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a May 3 white powder incident that shut down the Franklin County Courthouse in Greenfield, Massachusetts, for five hours.
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Group urges GSA to develop bioterror lab

Thursday, May 5, 2011 @ 4:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A group of government representatives has urged the General Services Administration to use a large portion of its $82 million construction budget to develop an FDA lab geared toward stopping bioterror threats.
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Gaddafi's forces now wearing gas masks

Thursday, May 5, 2011 @ 4:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Forces loyal to Colonel Mummar Gaddafi in Libya were seen wearing gas masks on Monday, raising speculation that the ruler may use chemical weapons against rebels.
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Philippine president issues order to enforce chemical weapons ban

Friday, May 6, 2011 @ 5:15pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino recently issued an order that the Anti-Terrorism Council will be the lead agency behind the enforcement of an international arms control agreement that bans chemical weapons.
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Expert warns of danger of bioterror attack

Friday, May 6, 2011 @ 5:16pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ambassador Laura Kennedy, the U.S. special representative for biological and toxic weapons convention issues, warned that despite Osama bin Laden
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Anthrax hoax letters sent to Washington D.C. schools

Friday, May 6, 2011 @ 5:18pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Approximately 30 letters filled with a white powdery substance were delivered to District of Columbia schools on May 5.
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WMD experts agree that bioterror is leading thret to the U.S.

Friday, May 6, 2011 @ 5:19pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

When asked what the chief threat facing the United States was, 250 weapons of mass destruction experts agreed it was bioterrorism, according to retired Colonel Randall Larsen, director of The Institute of Homeland Security.
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