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Pandora Report 3.21.15

This week we’ve got stories about pets and antibiotic resistance, a new Ebola patient in Liberia, rapid neutralization of chemical weapons, and other stories you may have missed. Have a great week and see...

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April 2015 Biodefense Policy Seminar

The Biodefense Policy Seminars are monthly talks focused on biodefense and biosecurity broadly conceived. Free and open to the public, they feature leading figures within the academic, security, industry, and policy fields. Seminar: Unconventional...

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GSK to Establish Global Vaccines R&D Hub in Maryland

GSK is expanding its vaccines presence in the US by establishing a new global center for vaccines research and development (R&D) in Rockville, Maryland. The site will become one of three global vaccines R&D...

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Hospital Preparedness: Lessons Learned from Ebola

Hospitals and health systems preparing for and treating patients with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the fall of 2015 faced unexpected challenges for ensuring safety of staff, patients and the community. The experiences are...

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Chemring Wins Contract for JBTDS Program

The U.S. federal government has recently awarded several notable contracts related to the field of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) equipment or life science research of interest for potential applications in biodefense: Chemring...

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USDA Awards 19M in Food Safety Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced funding awards totaling nearly $19 million, including more than $6.7 million for antimicrobial resistance strategies, to 36 grantees. NIFA...

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Week in DC: Events

April 6, 2015 The Fate of South Africa’s Nuclear Material Date: April 6, 9:00am Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC South Africa, the only nation ever to build...

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Biodefense News Headlines of the Week – April 5, 2015

Army researching uniforms that automatically decontaminate | To protect ourselves from bioweapons, we may have to reinvent science itself | Not every model can be a supermodel | Biological and chemical threat preparedness, public...

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Pandora Report 4.5.15

I love when the stories find me, so we’ve got some big ones this week including the nuclear deal with Iran and the arrival of multi-drug resistant Shigella in the United States. We’ve also...

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Iran Nuclear Deal Media Roundup

With the completion of the Iran nuclear deal, CNS experts share their comments and helpful resources. The post Iran Nuclear Deal Media Roundup appeared first on James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. …read more...

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Afghans learn to analyze IED threat

NATO – Lt. Col. Bruce Terry, U.S. Army, began his remarks at the recent graduation for the Improvised Explosive Device Analysis Course, conveying this sentiment to the attendees. He was emphasizing the importance of...

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Multidrug-Resistant Shigellosis Spreading in the U.S.

International travelers are bringing a multidrug-resistant intestinal illness to the United States and spreading it to others who have not traveled, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and...

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DARPA BAA – Technologies for Host Resilience (THoR)

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced a new Technologies for Host Resilience (THoR) Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to catalyze the development of breakthrough interventions that would increase the ability of patients’...

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Mass Spec Innovations Bring 10M Back To PNNL, Battelle

A suite of analytical innovations used to detect and measure very low levels of compounds and elements for environmental, national security and health applications has topped $10 million in licensing income for Pacific Northwest...

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Chikungunya Virus May Be Coming to a City Near You

The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus has been the subject of increasing attention as it spreads throughout South America, Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico. This painful and potentially debilitating disease is predicted to soon spread...

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