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Ebola Virus Can Infect Reproductive Organs of Macaques

Prior studies of survivors of the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa have revealed sexual transmission of Ebola virus, and that viral RNA (Ebola virus genetic material) can persist in semen following recovery. [Read...

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DHS Announces Finalists in Biothreat Prize Competition

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in collaboration with the Office of Health Affairs National Biosurveillance Integration Center (NBIC), today announced five finalists for Stage 1 of the Hidden...

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U.S. Seeks to Develop Late-Stage Smallpox Antivirals

The etiological agent responsible for smallpox disease, Variola viridae (VARV) is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of millions of people throughout history. While smallpox disease is eradicated, repositories of VARV remain, [Read more]...

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DoD Seeks Manufacturer for Nerve Agent Anticonvulsant Autoinjectors

The Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense is seeking information on the capabilities of organizations to for development of a diazepam autoinjector with an anticonvulsant indication against organophosphate poisoning. [Read more]...

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Thales readies Antares for French Army

The French Army is preparing to receive its first tranche of Antares local situation awareness (LSA) modules towards the end of 2018, pending the successful conclusion of a 12-month operational qualification process. Thales officials...

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CDP Program receives ABSA accreditation

The Center for Domestic Preparedness’ Chemical, Ordnance, Biological and Radiological Training Facility (COBRATF) Biological program has been accredited by the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) International. ABSA inspectors visited the COBRATF, a biosafety level...

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Two task orders awarded to Tauri Group under OPETS

The Tauri Group has been awarded two task orders under the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) Omnibus Program Engineering and Technical Support (OPETS) Medical Domain. This contract and task...

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Where might Trump go in a nuclear attack?

From Truman to Trump, US presidents have had access to bunkers to ride out a nuclear war. So what happens to the commander-in-chief if a nuclear threat looms? Almost immediately, President Donald Trump would...

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Where might Trump go in a nuclear attack?

From Truman to Trump, US presidents have had access to bunkers to ride out a nuclear war. So what happens to the commander-in-chief if a nuclear threat looms? Almost immediately, President Donald Trump would...

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