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Biodefense Headlines – March 3, 2013

Biodefense News - Headlines of the WeekGetting flu shot two years in a row may lower protection | WHO, Islamic leaders summit to stop polio worker attacks | Light-emitting bioprobe fits in a single cell | Security risks seen at CDC biodefense lab | An optimistic era for global infectious disease control | Public health, food safety agencies brace for budget cuts | Bloomberg donating $100 million to help fight polio | New method for researching understudied malaria-spreading mosquitoes | Emerging deadly coronavirus demands swift sleuth work | DSTL’s approach to sample prep for environmental bioagent detection | Top Croatian dairy halts milk purchases over toxin scare | How gold particles, DNA and water may shape the future of medicine | Biodefense grant initiatives face spending ax | New SARS-like virus well-equipped for infecting humans | New approach alters malaria maps | Genomics is transforming infectious disease studies 

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics like sequestration impacts on biodefense and public health organizations, novel coronavirus research, efforts to stop attacks on polio workers and more… 

Getting flu shot two years in a row may lower protection (CIDRAP) 

WHO, Islamic leaders summit to stop polio worker attacks (Reuters) 

Light-emitting bioprobe fits in a single cell (Stanford Engineering) 

Security risks seen at CDC biodefense lab (NTI GSN) 

An optimistic era for global infectious disease control (The Atlantic) 

Public health, food safety agencies brace for budget cuts (CIDRAP) 

Bloomberg donating $100 million to help fight polio (Huffington Post) 

New method for researching understudied malaria-spreading mosquitoes (Johns Hopkins) 

Emerging deadly coronavirus demands swift sleuth work (Reuters/Yahoo) 

DSTL’s approach to sample prep for bioagent detection (Knowledge Foundation) 

Top Croatian dairy halts milk purchases over toxin scare (Global Post) 

How gold particles, DNA and water may shape the future of medicine (EurekAlert) 

Biodefense grant initiatives face spending ax (NTI GSN) 

New SARS-like virus well-equipped for infecting humans (Discover) 

New approach alters malaria maps (Penn State) 

Genomics is transforming infectious disease studies (NIH Fogarty)

CDC: Transmission of Vaccinia Virus After Sexual Contact with Recent Vaccinee

Air Force Office of Scientific Research Spring Review