Category: CBRN


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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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