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USF Scientists Patent New Compound to Fight MRSA

Microbiologists and chemists at the University of South Florida have developed and patented a synthetic compound that has shown antibiotic action against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA, which can cause many...

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Military Ebola mission in Liberia coming to an end

USA TODAY – President Obama is all but ending the U.S. military mission to Liberia to fight Ebola next month, as infection rates there fall to near zero. The number of troops deployed to...

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CNS Produces Workshop on Open Source Analysis for UC Berkeley

Instructors Jeffrey Lewis and Melissa Hanham focused on technical solutions. The post CNS Produces Workshop on Open Source Analysis for UC Berkeley appeared first on James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. …read more From::...

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Scientists Call for Antibody ‘Bar Code’ System

More than 100 researchers from around the world have collaborated to craft a request that could fundamentally alter how the antibodies used in research are identified, a project potentially on the scale of the...

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PREVAIL Ebola Vaccine Trial Opens in Liberia

A large clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of two experimental vaccines to prevent Ebola virus infection is now open to volunteers in Liberia. The trial is being led by a recently...

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GMU Biodefense Published

Dr. Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley, Associate Professor in the George Mason Graduate Program in Biodefense, has published a new book, Barriers to Bioweapons: The Challenges of Expertise and Organization for Weapons Development. The New Scientist...

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Spring 2015 Biodefense Policy Seminar Line Up

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. Launched in...

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Omaha’s secret nuclear reactor

OMAHA WORLD HERALD – In the jittery days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, those tasked with keeping America safe suddenly saw threats everywhere. Federal aviation officials grounded every airplane. Uniformed officers ringed Memorial Stadium...

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DRDO makes progress on new missile testing facility

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has received approval from the federal environment ministry to convert 155 hectares of mangrove forest in Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, into a missile launch testing facility. Final clearance...

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Smiths Detection Awarded Another 9.5M for JCADs

GLOBAL BIODEFENSE – The Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., has awarded a $9.5 million contract modification to Smiths Detection this week for M41A Joint Chemical Agent Detectors (JCADs) and supportive equipment items....

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Meningitis Vaccine Effort Proving Effective in Africa

GLOBAL BIODEFENSE – The World Health Organization (WHO) has opened the door to routine immunization of infants in sub-Saharan Africa by approving for use an innovative and affordable vaccine that has all but rid...

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2 minor explosions in Cairo, Alexandria

DAILY NEWS EGYPT – An explosive device went off Tuesday morning in Qasr Al-Nil Street, Downtown Cairo, which resulted in the shattering of the windows of surrounding shops, state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported. Continue Reading...

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