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Mine explosion kills five civilians, wounds 18 in Mali

Five civilians were killed and another 18 wounded in central Mali when their passenger vehicle struck a landmine, the local governor said on Saturday, two weeks after 26 travelers died in a similar incident...

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Mine explosion kills five civilians, wounds 18 in Mali

Five civilians were killed and another 18 wounded in central Mali when their passenger vehicle struck a landmine, the local governor said on Saturday, two weeks after 26 travelers died in a similar incident...

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Biodefense Headlines – February 12, 2018

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including the severe economic costs of a pandemic, killing malaria with blue dye, and the norovirus outbreaks at the Olympics. BIOPREPAREDNESS [Read more]...

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WHO Updates Blueprint List of Priority Diseases

The 2018 review of the World Health Organization’s Blueprint list of priority diseases occurred February 6-7, 2018. Given their potential to cause a public health emergency and the absence of efficacious medical [Read more]...

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USDA Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced a competitive opportunity to conduct research on the environmental effects of genetically engineered (GE) organisms, including plants, [Read more]...

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Is Now the Right Time to Stamp Out Measles?

In 2016, an estimated 90,000 people died from measles – an 84% drop from more than 550,000 deaths in 2000, according to the World Health Organization. From The Shadow Crusade to End [Read more]...

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Happening This Week: ASM Biothreats

The American Society for Microbiology’s ASM Biothreats 2018 meeting is taking place February 12-14, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. ASM Biothreats includes tracks on high consequence pathogen research, biological threat reduction, product development, [Read more]...

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Syria: Landmines Kill, Injure Hundreds in Raqqa

More International Support Needed for Clearance (Beirut) – Homemade landmines have killed and injured hundreds of civilians, including more than 150 children, in Raqqa, Syria since the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) was...

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Robotics offer a helping hand

Robots in airports are hardly a novelty, but users and manufacturers are expanding their horizons The emergence of Big Data analytics and artificial intelligence are well known trends in the airport sector, but terminal...

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