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NAMRU-6 Malaria

Navy Malaria Research in Peru

Parasitology Study Support The U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6) parasitology department in Peru conducts epidemiological and molecular research on malaria and leishmaniasis. These studies are conducted under austere field … [Read More]

Pandemic Influenza Research

Sources Sought for Universal Influenza Vaccines

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) has issued a sources sought notice for the development … [Read More]

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USAMRICD RFQ – Hyperspectral Imager

The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) in support of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) has issued a Request for Quote (RFQ) for a hyperspectral imager. The imager and … [Read More]

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Department of Defense SBIR 2014.3

Small high-technology firms are encouraged to submit proposals to the Department of Defense for R&D projects with both military and commercial applications via the 2014.3 Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Solicitation. Four … [Read More]

Pandemic Influenza Masks

WSU Flu Outbreak Provides Rare Study Material

Five years ago this month, one of the first U.S. outbreaks of the H1N1 virus swept through the Washington State University campus, striking some 2,000 people. A university math and biology professor has used a trove of data gathered at the … [Read More]

BSL 3 Research Laboratory Opens in Kazakhstan

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the first Biological Safety Level Three (BSL 3) Laboratory in Kazakhstan was attended this week by Kenneth A. Myers, Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency/U.S. Strategic Command Center for Combating … [Read More]

Ebola Virus Research Sudan Strain

Potential Therapy for the Sudan Strain of Ebola

One of the most lethal Ebola strains is the Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV). Although not the strain currently devastating West Africa, SUDV has caused widespread illness, even as recently as 2012. In a new study appearing in the journal ACS … [Read More]

Hospital Preparedness for Ebola

Ebola Planning vs. Ebola Risk

Doctors in hospitals and emergency rooms around the world should be prepared to recognize Ebola virus infection and isolate patients if necessary, infectious disease specialists recommend. However, concerns that Ebola will spread beyond … [Read More]