MERS Coronovirus Airborne in Saudi Camel Barn

MERS Virus Detected in Air Samples

Saudi Arabian researchers have detected genetic fragments of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the air of a barn holding a camel infected with the virus. The work, published this week in mBio, … [Read More]

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DARPA Pathogen Predators BAA

DARPA BAA for Pathogen Predators

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting proposals for research supporting the potential use of bacterial “Pathogen Predators” as therapeutics against infections caused by Gram-negative antibiotic-resistant and … [Read More]

Nuclear - Radiological Threats

RFI – Backpack Radiation Detection Systems

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) and the Department of Defense (DoD) Deputy Under Secretary of the Army, Test and Evaluation are seeking information to perform an evaluation of … [Read More]

Cryptococcus gattii lung infection

Study Uncovers Origins of Virulent Lung Fungus

Cryptococcus gattii, a virulent fungus that has invaded the Pacific Northwest is highly adaptive and warrants global "public health vigilance," according to a new study by an international team led by the Translational Genomics Research … [Read More]

Cinnamon Oil Kills Strains of E. coli Bacteria

Preventing Foodborne Illness with Cinnamon

Seeking ways to prevent some of the most serious foodborne illnesses caused by pathogenic bacteria, two Washington State University scientists have found promise in an ancient but common cooking spice: cinnamon. Recent findings published … [Read More]

Arktis Radiation Detectors Awarded DARPA Contract

DARPA SIGMA Award to Arktis Radiation Detectors

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has made an award to Arktis Radiation Detectors Ltd. of Zurich, Switzerland in support of the SIGMA Program. SIGMA is a DARPA Defense Sciences Office (DSO) effort to back novel … [Read More]