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The Centers for Disease Control has established a Bioterrorism Program to ensure the rapid development of federal, state, and local capacity to address potential bioterrorism events. The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published by the Centers for Disease Control notifies clinicians of serious ongoing and emerging infectious disease threats. Weekly Epidemiological Record. Information on cases and outbreaks of diseases under the International Health Regulations and on other communicable diseases of public health importance, including emerging or re-emerging infection International Health Regulations. An international legal instrument that is binding on 194 countries across the globe, including all the Member States of WHO Clinicians Biosecurity Network. Update on Personal Protective Equipment
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Biohacking and the problem of bioterrorism
O'Reilly Radar
You don't get very far discussing synthetic biology and biohacking before someone asks about bioterrorism. So, let's meet the monster head-on. I won't downplay the possibility of a bioterror attack. It's already happened. The Anthrax-contaminated ...

Information poses bigger bioterrorism threat than microbes
Wired.co.uk
It is the spread of information rather than microbes that poses the biggest bioterrorism threat today, concluded a panel of experts at Chatham House today. Biosafety is no longer simply about controlling substances and microbes, but information, says ...

You choose: severe weather or bioterrorism attack?
The Moderate Voice
The article is led by a photo of the Capitol during either what appears to be a terrible great grey storm or, possibly, after a bioterrorism attack on the Congress we would most like to annihilate. The subject is, again, stupidity. We choose to be ...

Bioterrorism and bioethics: Challenges for industry, government and society
Biotech Blog (blog)
ABSTRACT: The emerging threat of bioterrorism raises important challenges for the biotechnology industry. Not only do new ethical issues arise for companies seeking to take advantage of opportunities for product development; so too must industry ...

Public health training set for 25 local agencies
Washington Times
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - A large-scale public health training is intended to test the response to a bioterrorism event by 25 local health departments in Middlesex and New Haven counties. The exercise is set for 10 a.m. to noon April 14 at John Winthrop ...

Johnson County hires new CRI coord.
Cleburne Times-Review
The Cities Readiness Initiative, a federally-funded program of the Centers for Disease Control, is designed to enhance preparedness in the event of a large-scale bioterrorism event and dispense antibiotics to the entire population within 48 hours ...

News Scan for Apr 17, 2014
CIDRAP
Included among these are bioterrorism attacks, flu outbreaks, and such natural disasters as hurricanes and earthquakes. ASPR Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH, called the NBSB members "vital to our operations here in HHS" and said she looks forward to their ...

Distributed Science
Forbes
In my post on biohacking and bioterrorism, I briefly mentioned the possibility of vaccines and other treatments developed outside of institutional research. That may be far-fetched, and I certainly hope we're never in a situation where DIY treatments ...

THINKING ALOUD: Day's end — and the 'End of Days'
West Hartford News
Yes, every night we delve into the perils of giant asteroids, plagues, grid failure, global economic collapse, UFOs, massive sun flares, bioterrorism, climate change, demons, nuclear power plant meltdowns, cryptocracies, a wide array of natural ...

Build Biotech Wealth on Solid Platforms: Grant Zeng
CountingPips (blog)
Soligenix has a very diversified pipeline under development, including biodefense candidates—vaccines for bioterrorism—using its ThermoVax technology. In addition, Soligenix is developing oral BDP (beclomethasone 17,21-dipropionate) for a variety of ...

Ebola deaths rise to 135 as vaccine research lags
FierceVaccines
Classified as one of the highest priority bioterrorism agents, Category A, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. government has invested $140 million into anti-Ebola efforts through a Department of Defense contract with Tekmira ...

Meet the 2014 Philadelphia Tri-State Nurse.com Nursing Excellence GEM ...
Nurse.com
She developed the first student nurse public health emergency preparedness certificate program in cooperation with the Philadelphia Department of Health, division of Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness. Her efforts increased the number of ...

Track-and-Trace Technology in the Food Supply Chain
Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Globalization has created a fragmented, complex and vulnerable food supply chain. While globalization is an essential part of the international food trade, it has also exposed food suppliers and distributors to a higher risk of contamination ...

CMU taps Google VP as new dean of computer science
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Carnegie Mellon said its new dean's scientific research spans areas from enhancing manufacturing methods and locating far away asteroids to approaches to spot bioterrorism with help from data on over-the-counter medication purchases. The school said ...

CMU taps Google VP as new dean of school of computer science
Tribune-Review
CMU officials said Moore's research interests include improving manufacturing methods and finding asteroids, and improving the early detection of bioterrorism using data on over-the-counter medication purchases. “Ever since college, I have been ...
CMU names Google Pittsburgh VP as its new computer-science deanPittsburgh Business Times (blog)
Google VP Named Dean of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer ScienceIT Business Net

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (BCRX) BCX4430, a Hope in the Battle with Ebola ...
SmallCap Network
These pathogens are classified as Category A Bioterrorism Agents by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Marburg virus is a member of the family Filoviridae, along with Ravn virus, Ebola virus, Sudan virus and Bundibugyo virus, all of which ...

The many faces of viral research
Australian Life Scientist
... health through existing diseases such as the skin disease Molluscum contagiosum, smallpox-like diseases such as monkeypox that can jump from monkeys to humans … and of course there is always the bioterrorism potential of deliberate smallpox ...

Mount Rogers Health District marks National Public Health Week
Southwest Virginia Today
Programs include adult immunizations, communicable and sexually transmitted infection and disease control, bioterrorism emergency planning and response team, and the medical reserve corps (volunteers assisting in an emergency situation). There is an ...

Roxbury/South End Residents & Experts to Urge Boston City Councilors to Pass ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Government concern with bioterrorism led to excessive funding and a proliferation of high-containment labs, which has come at the expense of much-needed funding for public health research. The NEIDL laboratory (National Emerging Infectious Disease ...

News Scan for Apr 09, 2014
CIDRAP
Writing in Biosecurity and Bioterrorism yesterday, two former directors of the WHO's smallpox eradication program, D. A. Henderson, MD, MPH, and Isao Arita, MD, PhD, suggest stockpiling traditional smallpox vaccine sufficient to cover 10% of the world ...

University of Washington tapped for national program to fight emerging diseases
Healio
They are part of a NIH program developed to counteract emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases and bioterrorism agents. Source: Rose Howard/University of Washington. UW will join seven other US institutions in the Center for Research in Diagnostic ...

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Differentiating microbial forensic qPCR target and control products by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. (Jun 2013)
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Rural hospital mass casualty response to a terrorist shooting spree. (Aug 2013)
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Preparing for chemical terrorism: a study of the stability of expired pralidoxime (2-PAM). (Mar 2012)
User-managed inventory: an approach to forward-deployment of urgently needed medical countermeasures for mass-casualty and terrorism incidents. (Dec 2012)
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Pathoscope: species identification and strain attribution with unassembled sequencing data. (Oct 2013)
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Anthrax--update on diagnosis and management. (Sep 2011)
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Nuclear and radiological terrorism: continuing education article. (Jun 2013)
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Chemical terrorism for the intensivist. (May 2012)
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Disaster curricula in medical education: pilot survey. (Oct 2012)
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Animal models and medical countermeasures development for radiation-induced lung damage: report from an NIAID Workshop. (May 2012)
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