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HHS Accelerates Ebola Vaccines

Officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services commented last week on the accelerated development of two promising Ebola vaccines, known as rVSV-ZEBOV-GP and ChAd3 EBO-Z. Funding was designated in the fiscal...

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Spotlight: FLIR’s Chemical Warfare Agent Solutions

Protecting people and property from the use of Weapons of Mass Destruction requires a tiered approach. From detection and identification to decontamination, each event across the timeline requires a specific set of capabilities that...

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Japan receives second AN/TPY-2 BMD radar

The US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 29 December that it has deployed a second high-resolution, phased-array X-band AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defence (BMD) radar system to Japan. The Kyogamisaki Communications Site radar will...

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Biodefense News Headlines of the Week – December 28, 2014

Whooping cough proteins evolving ‘unusually’ fast | Ebola epidemic continues to spread, requiring intensified effort | DoD scientists work globally to improve disease diagnostics | African Ebola vaccine trial shows modest immune response |...

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US, allies agree trilateral accord on N. Korea intelligence

Seoul (AFP) Dec 26, 2014 – The United States, Japan and South Korea have agreed a rare trilateral military arrangement on intelligence sharing about North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes, officials said Friday. The...

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Report: DoD Bomb Hunters Pried into US Firms, Citizens

DEFENSE NEWS – During some of the bloodiest days of US combat in Afghanistan and the roadside bomb threat there, the Pentagon’s Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO) “improperly collected” intelligence on US citizens and...

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Strategic Stockpiling After Ebola: Lessons Learned

Photo By: 1st Lt. Rusty Ridley, Air National Guard All NATO states and the EU have strategic national stockpiles (SNS). SNS comprise a nations repository of vaccines, anti-virals, anti-toxins and a range of critical...

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Marines, JGSDF rapidly respond to simulated contaminations

US PACIFIC COMMAND – A field and an abandoned structure sustain an unknown, potentially dangerous, contamination leak. U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force service members hastily suit up in Mission Oriented Protective Posture...

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Ebola, Emerging Pandemics and Synthetic Viruses

Ebola: photo NIAID “Viruses like Ebola are notoriously sloppy in replicating, meaning the virus entering one person may be genetically different from the virus entering the next. The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented;...

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Virus Like Particle Vaccine Technology Applications

Virus Like Particle Vaccines (VLP) are multiprotein structures that mimic the organization and conformation of authentic native viruses but lack the viral genome, potentially yielding safer and cheaper vaccine candidates. A handful of prophylactic...

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