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Biodefense News Headlines of the Week – August 3, 2014

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Global Biodefense NewsAmerican doctor with Ebola arrives in U.S. for treatment | U.S. CDC lab inspectors may have risked public safety: documents | Ebola crisis: Virus spreading too fast, says WHO | Nanotechnology is poised to change the way doctors practice medicine | ‘Milestone’ for child malaria vaccine | A degree that could save the world: Biodefense Policy | International action on Ebola | Ebola vaccine possible, but many doubts persist | DHS slow to inspect high-risk chemical plants | Science and technology to prevent and respond to CBRN disasters | Ebola spurs WHO emergency meeting to speed control effort | DARPA chief: Military’s focus on big systems ‘is now killing us’ | Scientists voice support for research on dangerous pathogens | The future of malaria: Rising rates of resistance and a potential new hope | 100% scanning of US-bound cargo containers delayed until 2016 | US flu vaccine supply expected to top 150 million doses | The hidden costs of fighting polio in Pakistan | Op-Ed: The Ebola outbreak | Science needs for microbial forensics | Synthetic biology and biosecurity: challenging the ‘myths’ | Whole-genome sequencing expected to revolutionize outbreak investigations | Jordan’s Special Operations Command chemical support unit | Blood cell counts low in Fukushima monkeys

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics like Ebola patients arriving in the US, synthetic biology security myths, the future of malaria treatments and more…

American doctor with Ebola arrives in U.S. for treatment (NY Times)

U.S. CDC lab inspectors may have risked public safety: documents (Reuters)

Ebola crisis: Virus spreading too fast, says WHO (BBC News)

Nanotechnology is poised to change the way doctors practice medicine (The Scientist)

‘Milestone’ for child malaria vaccine (BBC News)

A degree that could save the world: Biodefense Policy (George Mason University)

International action on Ebola (The Scientist)

Ebola vaccine possible, but many doubts persist (NY Times)

DHS slow to inspect high-risk chemical plants (HSNW)

Science and technology to prevent and respond to CBRN disasters (ASAN)

Ebola spurs WHO emergency meeting to speed control effort (Bloomberg)

DARPA chief: Military’s focus on big systems ‘is now killing us’ (Defense Systems)

Scientists voice support for research on dangerous pathogens (CIDRAP)

The future of malaria: Rising rates of resistance and a potential new hope (NEJM)

100% scanning of US-bound cargo containers delayed until 2016 (HSNW)

US flu vaccine supply expected to top 150 million doses (CIDRAP)

The hidden costs of fighting polio in Pakistan (NPR)

Op-Ed: The Ebola outbreak (NY Times)

Science needs for microbial forensics (National Academies)

Synthetic biology and biosecurity: challenging the ‘myths’ (Frontiers)

Whole-genome sequencing expected to revolutionize outbreak investigations (FSN)

Jordan’s Special Operations Command chemical support unit (CBRNe Portal)

Blood cell counts low in Fukushima monkeys (The Scientist)

RFP – Support Contract for Army Chemical Defense Institute

USAID Extends Kenya PHARMA Project