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Biodefense News Headlines of the Week – March 16, 2014

Global Biodefense Headlines - CoronavirusLow-incidence, high-consequence pathogens | Could a computer-designed protein protect soldiers? | Fort Detrick’s $10 million fire | Syria chemical mission may suffer fallout from Ukraine crisis | NIH opens research hospital to outside scientists | Phase 3 results boost rotavirus vaccine developed in India | A necessary biopreparedness priority: Strengthening the MCM enterprise | Nepal moves to ratify Biological Weapons Convention | NIAID scientists track foodborne transmission of Nipah virus | Smartphones to diagnose diseases in real time | PLOS clarifies new data policy | Five Saudi MERS cases, 1 fatal, involve family cluster

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics like the USAMRIID laboratory fire, smartphones for real-time diagnostics, Phase III trial for rotavirus vaccine and more…

Low-incidence, high-consequence pathogens (EID Journal)

Could a computer-designed protein protect soldiers? (Armed with Science)

Fort Detrick’s $10 million fire (Frederick News-Post)

Syria chemical mission may suffer fallout from Ukraine crisis (NTI GSN)

NIH opens research hospital to outside scientists (NIH News)

Phase 3 results boost rotavirus vaccine developed in India (CIDRAP)

A necessary biopreparedness priority: Strengthening the MCM enterprise (VBC)

Nepal moves to ratify Biological Weapons Convention (Pandora Report)

NIAID scientists track foodborne transmission of Nipah virus (NIAID News)

Smartphones to diagnose diseases in real time (MNT)

PLOS clarifies new data policy (The Scientist)

Five Saudi MERS cases, 1 fatal, involve family cluster (CIDRAP)

Partnerships for Diagnostics to Address Antimicrobial Resistance

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