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South Korea proposes military talks with Pyongyang

South Korea proposed on 17 July to hold military talks with North Korea to defuse tensions between the two countries in a follow-up to President Moon Jae-in’s recently unveiled peace overture to Pyongyang known...


Biodefense Headlines – July 16, 2017

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including the NIH smallpox panel report, closing in on a universal flu vaccine, and the threat of synthetic bioweapons. POLICY, PRACTICES [Read more]...


Pandora Report 7.14.2017

Welcome to your weekly dose of all things biodefense! We’ve got a lot of global health security goodies for you this week, so grab a coffee and let’s get our biodefense on! Canadian Researchers...


London acid attacks: 5 victims assaulted in 70 minutes

(CNN) London police are appealing for witnesses and information after suspects riding on a moped in east London threw acid on individuals in five separate attacks. Police are treating all five incidents, which took...


Cutting edge nuclear defence for soldiers

THE Australian military will receive new cutting edge protection against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats as a result of up to $300 million worth of new equipment. The project will deliver individual and...


Passport Systems Announces SmartShield System v2.0

Passport Systems, Inc. announced the release of version 2.0 of its SmartShield™ Networked Radiation Detection System software. In addition to its groundbreaking Analysis function, the SmartShield system now includes the SmartShield Source Simulation application...


U.K. Plan to Quit European Nuclear Treaty Stirs Alarm

The British government’s plan to withdraw from a seminal European treaty governing the movement of nuclear material is generating alarm that it might hobble Britain‘s nuclear industry, destroy thousands of jobs and even deny...


Tech companies wage war on disease-carrying mosquitoes

CHICAGO (Reuters) – American technology companies are bringing automation and robotics to the age-old task of battling mosquitoes in a bid to halt the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne maladies worldwide. Firms including...


Nuclear Ban Approved, Now What?

Credit: UN Photo/Pernaca Sudhakaran By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 2017 (IPS) More than seven decades after the deployment of deadly atomic bombs in Japan, the UN has passed a historic treaty banning nuclear...


USAID Global Health Challenge BAA

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is inviting proposals under a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to generate novel tools and approaches that accelerate and sustain improved health outcomes in developing [Read more]...

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