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Category: CBRN

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Pandora Report 1.11.15

Dirt is all around, I mean, truly, all around. We wash it off our produce, get it smashed into the soles of our shoes, and vacuum it out of our homes. But is dirt...

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Hypersonic threat spurs THAAD ER development

The threat posed by hypersonic glide vehicles such as China’s WU-14 is a major spur towards the development of the proposed extended range (ER) version of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile,...

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Nanoparticle Vaccines: Next-Generation Vaccine Platforms

In Vaccine, authors Liang Zhao, Arjun Seth, Nani Wibowo, Chun-Xia Zhoa, Neena Mitter, Chengzhong Yu and Anton P.J. Middelberg contend: Vaccine development is historically based on Louis Pasteur’s “isolate, inactivate, inject” paradigm. As vaccine...

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US-Iran to hold bilateral nuclear talks next week

Washington (AFP) Jan 8, 2015 – American and Iranian negotiators will resume bilateral talks on Iran’s disputed nuclear program next week in Geneva as a third deadline for a deal looms, a US official...

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Iran’s Zarif backed in snap vote over nuclear talks

Tehran (AFP) Jan 6, 2015 – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was backed in a hastily convened vote Tuesday over his handling of long-running nuclear talks, after he was heavily criticised in a...

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N. Korea military condemns ‘hostile’ US, South

Seoul (AFP) Jan 8, 2015 – North Korea’s top military body issued fresh warnings Thursday to the United States and South Korea over their “hostile” policies towards Pyongyang, as Seoul conducted a series of...

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Possible Game-Changing Antibiotics from Soil Bacterium

Researchers have found a potential drug to fight the evolving antibiotic crisis, buried just underfoot in the soil in Maine. Named teixobactin, the promising target was discovered by a team led by Kim Lewis...

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UC Davis Working to Help Speed Ebola Drug Production

Researchers at the University of California, Davis will explore ways to speed production of the Ebola drug with a $200,000 rapid-response grant from the National Science Foundation. Developed by Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. of San...

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Kansas Approves Additional Funds for Biodefense Facility

The state of Kansas has agreed to authorize an additional $231 million in bonds to help finance the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility under construction near Manhattan, according to reporting from the Associated Press....

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Turkish Marxist group claims Istanbul suicide bombing

BBC – A banned Marxist group in Turkey says it carried out Tuesday’s suicide bombing in Istanbul in which the female bomber and a policeman died. The DHKP-C said on its website “our sacrificial...

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GAO criticises DoD BMD report

A US General Accountability Office (GAO) report published on 1 December has criticised the US Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) June 2014 Regional Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) report for only partially addressing the alignment of...

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Support Contract for JPEO Chemical and Biological Defense

The U.S. Army issued an updated draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for Joint Enterprise-Contracted Logistics and Services Support (JE-CLaSS) in support of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD). The...

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