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The U.S. Has a Biodefense Strategy. It Just Isn’t Following It.

The US has a biodefense strategy—it just isn’t following it. In 2018, the Trump administration released a National Biodefense Strategy which was supposed to help coordinate government-wide efforts like detecting and responding to diseases....


Pandora Report: 2.14.2020

To our amazing readers, we hope you’re having a lovely Friday and Happy Valentine’s day! The CDC estimates that every year in the United States, more than 300,000 people cope with Trypanosoma cruzi infections...


Remdesivir Prevents MERS Coronavirus Disease in Monkeys

The experimental antiviral remdesivir successfully prevented disease in rhesus macaques infected with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), according to a new study from National Institutes of Health scientists. Remdesivir prevented disease when administered...


NIAID Makes New Images of SARS-CoV-2 Available for COVID-19 Coverage

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) has produced images of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, previously known as 2019-nCoV), the causative pathogen of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), on its scanning...


The Native Antigen Company Introduces Novel Coronavirus Antigens

Newly developed recombinant antigens derived specifically from 2019-nCoV for use in infectious disease research, and assay and vaccine development The Native Antigen Company, one of the world’s leading suppliers of reagents that enables research...


More letter bombs found at Dutch offices

(Reuters) – A letter bomb caught fire at a bank in Amsterdam today and another was disarmed at an office near Utrecht, the latest in a series of such attacks in the Netherlands this...

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