Biodefense News Headlines of the Week – June 1, 2014

Global Biodefense News on Pathogens and PreparednessGlobal health leaders again put off verdict on eliminating smallpox | Ebola cases in Sierra Leone triple, to 50 | Novel heartland virus responsible for two deaths in the US | Finding its niche in biodefense: Bioprinting | Scientists find killer chemical for virus behind SARS and MERS | How to succeed in translational science | Triumphs, trials, and tribulations of the global response to MERS coronavirus | Four DARPA projects that could be bigger than the internet | CDC: Meeting did not spread MERS | Tests show high H7N9 antibodies in Chinese poultry workers | European Union CBRN medical countermeasure preparedness | Mystery of 1918 pandemic flu virus solved | Pandemics: Who should be given life-saving treatment first? | Male scent may compromise biomedical research | Deadly pig virus re-infects U.S. farm, fuels supply fears | Funding cuts threaten public health and worry officials | NYC ricin plotter also stockpiled firearms, bomb materials

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics like bioprinting and biodefense, delays to destruction of last stocks of smallpox, Heartland virus deaths and more…

Global health leaders again put off verdict on eliminating smallpox (NTI GSN)

Ebola cases in Sierra Leone triple, to 50 (CIDRAP)

Novel Heartland virus responsible for two deaths in the US (UPMC Clinicians’ Biosecurity News)

Finding its niche in biodefense: Bioprinting (Pandora Report)

Scientists find killer chemical for virus behind SARS and MERS (The Conversation)

How to succeed in translational science (Science)

Triumphs, trials, and tribulations of the global response to MERS coronavirus (UPMC CHS)

Four DARPA projects that could be bigger than the internet (Defense One)

CDC: Meeting did not spread MERS (The Scientist)

Tests show high H7N9 antibodies in Chinese poultry workers (CIDRAP)

European Union CBRN medical countermeasure preparedness (CBRNePortal)

Mystery of 1918 pandemic flu virus solved (University of Arizona)

Pandemics: Who should be given life-saving treatment first? (HSNW)

Male scent may compromise biomedical research (Science)

Deadly pig virus re-infects U.S. farm, fuels supply fears (Reuters)

Funding cuts threaten public health and worry officials (EM)

NYC ricin plotter also stockpiled firearms, bomb materials (NTI GSN)

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