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Hot-Zone Forensics: The C.S.I. of CBRNE

-“The more outre’ and grotesque an incident is the more carefully it deserves to be examined”- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles, (Sherlock Holmes #5) –“You know my methods. Apply them.”-...

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New hepatitis C drugs cost government $4.5B

The federal government spent a whopping $4.5 billion on costly new drugs to cure hepatitis C among Medicare patients last year, a steep price that is likely to keep growing, federal records show. …read...

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iBio Plague Vaccine Patent Emerges From Opposition Period

iBio, Inc. today announced it received notice from the European Patent Office that the opposition period expired for a bio-defense product patent granted to iBio, and no opposition was filed. The patent, entitled “Yersinia...

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Ebola Vaccine Trial in Liberia Advancing to Phase 3

Two experimental Ebola vaccines appear to be safe based on evaluation in more than 600 people in Liberia who participated in the first stage of the Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines in Liberia...

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BARDA Backs Emergent Biosolutions’ NuThrax Vaccine

Advanced development is underway on an improved anthrax vaccine that could provide protection in fewer doses than the currently licensed anthrax vaccine and so may be more cost-effective to stockpile, Dr. Nicole Lurie, assistant...

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The Future of US-ROK Nuclear Cooperation

Critics of the new US-ROK nuclear cooperation agreement overlook the future of Korea’s nuclear program and energy security. The post The Future of US-ROK Nuclear Cooperation appeared first on James Martin Center for Nonproliferation...

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Australia Warns of Terror Threat in Kenyan Capital

THE NEW YORK TIMES – The Australian diplomatic office in Kenya on Friday warned of a possible terrorist attack here in the capital, reiterating its recommendation that protests and political rallies be avoided. The...

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Leading suspect in Tunisia museum attack killed

MILITARY TIMES – Tunisia’s prime minister said Sunday a leading suspect in a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists has been killed in anti-terrorist operations, as tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the...

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UAE applies for first nuclear operating licence

WORLD NUCLEAR NEWS – The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has submitted its application for an operating licence for the first two units at the Barakah nuclear power plant. Continue Reading. …read more From::...

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Smiths Detection Awarded 23M for Chemical Agent Detectors

The U.S. federal government has recently awarded several notable contracts related to the field of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) countermeasures or life science research of interest for potential applications in biodefense: Smiths...

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2015 EPA International Decontamination R&D Conference

The 2015 EPA International Decontamination R&D Conference will be held May 5-7, 2015 in Durham, North Carolina. This 8th international conference on decontamination research and development is hosted by U.S. EPA’s Office of Research...

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Trainers in Iraq Focus on IED Detection

DEFENSE NEWS – US forces in Iraq are training Iraqi troops to perform complex combined arms maneuvers involving armor, air and artillery support along with critical IED detection techniques, a senior enlisted soldier just...

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Raytheon, MESKO sign LoI on precision munitions

Raytheon has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Polish company MESKO S.A. for joint production of precision guided artillery projectiles and air-launched rockets, the company announced. MESKO, a part of Polski Holding Obronny...

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India issues equipment RfI ahead of new MCMV tender

Key Points The Indian Navy has issued a request for information (RfI) on MCM systems The RfI shows that India may be considering autonomous systems for MCM operations The Indian Navy (IN) has issued...

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France, UK swim ahead with MMCM demonstrator programme

Key Points Contract signed on 27 March for MMCM demonstrator first phase Thales to lead industry team on joint France/UK unmanned offboard mine countermeasures demonstrator An industry team headed up by Thales has been...

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Pandora Report 3.28.15

This week we’re covering a new treatment for inhalation anthrax, Russian nuclear threats, chlorine accelerating antibiotic resistance and other stories you may have missed. Have a great week and see you back here next...

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Nuclear Threat Escalating Beyond Political Rhetoric

Every nuclear power is spending millions to upgrade their arsenals, experts say. Credit: National Nuclear Security Administration/CC-BY-ND-2.0 By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Mar 27 2015 (IPS) As a new cold war between the United States...

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