Defense Institute for Medical Operations preps course for Ebola outbreak responders

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 @ 3:53pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

When the 2014 Ebola outbreak occurred in West Africa, affected countries reached out to the United States seeking help containing the disease.
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Response Biomedical receives fifth installment of Hangzhou Joinstar pay agreement

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 @ 3:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

As part of the collaboration agreement with Hangzhou Joinstar Biomedical Technology, Response Biomedical Corp. recently received a payment of $720,000, which is the fifth milestone payment.
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Taiwan CDC urges vaccination, good hygiene habits to combat influenza

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 @ 9:09am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Taiwan CDC is urging the citizens of Taiwan to get vaccinated against influenza, in addition to seeking medical attention immediately if symptoms appear.
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On anniversary of Ebola outbreak, UN secretary calls for additional teamwork to combat infection

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 @ 9:15am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Jan. 14 marked the second anniversary of the Ebola outbreak, which devastated the West African nations of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.
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University of Texas renames Center for Infectious Disease after late scientist

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 @ 9:20am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dr. John LaMontagne will have a research center named after him at the University of Texas.
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Ebola returns to Sierra Leone

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 @ 9:32am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ebola has re-emerged in West Africa, according to reports that verify a new case in Sierra Leone.
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Vaccine developed to beat dengue fever faces clinical trial

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 @ 9:35am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers in Brazil are launching a clinical trial for a vaccine they believe can prevent dengue fever, a potentially fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes.
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WHO declares Liberia Ebola-free, advises continued caution

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 @ 9:40am by BioPrepWatch Reports

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an end to the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.
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University of Maryland researchers to work on Radiation Nuclear Model Development program

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016 @ 3:35pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine will be working on the Radiation Nuclear Model Development program.
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Bioterrorism expert warns against increasingly common threat of attack

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 @ 6:33pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Threats from new terrorist groups and extremist sects are becoming increasingly common, according to a United States bioterrorism expert.
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Army reassures public after accidental anthrax shipment

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 @ 4:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Army periodically ships small amounts of anthrax that are used to test U.S. equipment made to detect bioterrorism threats.
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Vanderbilt University researchers close to finding cause of hospital-induced diarrhea

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 @ 4:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers may have found the cause of hospital-induced diarrhea with the discovery of the crystal structure from Clostridium difficile, a toxin bacterium.
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GeneOne, Inovio team up to develop vaccine for Zika virus

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 @ 4:52pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

GeneOne Life Science has teamed up with Inovio Pharmaceuticals to further develop a vaccine that is based on DNA.
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Cepheid and MedImmune collaborate to fight infection

Friday, Jan 22, 2016 @ 5:03pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Cepheid has announced a collaboration with MedImmune in order to develop new drugs and tests that can identify staph infection and pseudomonas infection.
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Inovio receives U.S. Army grant to develop needle-free vaccine method

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 @ 5:20pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Inovio Pharmaceuticals will receive a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Army’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
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CDC issues Zika virus warning for pregnant travelers to Latin America, Caribbean

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 @ 5:28pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Because the Zika virus is spreading throughout Latin America and countries in the Caribbean, the Centers for Disease Control issued a travel warning to pregnant women on Jan. 15.
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Ebola survivors' blood might be key to stopping the virus, researchers find

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 @ 5:37pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The blood of Ebola survivors might be the key to beating Ebola in other patients.
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IAEA drill allows 53 countries to test disaster response capability

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 @ 5:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 53 countries participated in the recent Mexican disaster scenario, which brought each country's capacity to respond -- as well as communication ability -- under scrutiny.
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Gavi teams up with MSD to battle Ebola

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 @ 5:50pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Gavi and Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) have joined forces to battle Ebola.
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Chicago tests use of first responders' broadband networks

Saturday, Jan 23, 2016 @ 6:02pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate recently released the findings from its Chicago Long-Term Evolution pilot program that was tested on first responders.
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