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Biodefense Headlines – December 14, 2014

Global Biodefense News Headlines

Global Biodefense News HeadlinesFDA approves Sanofi’s quadrivalent flu vaccine | Ebola transit units boost response; outbreak total hits 17,800 | UC Davis awarded 100M to predict, prevent pandemic threats | IVD companies join Ebola fight | TIME’s Person of the Year: Recognizing the Ebola fighting laboratorians | Ebola contest brings ideas for cooling suits and virus repellents | Johns Hopkins team wins U.S. award for improved suit to fight Ebola | Antimicrobial resistance: The biggest threat to global security? | Nanotechnology against malaria parasites | DoD mobile chemical-agent destruction system wins U.K. award | Forecasting infectious disease spread with web data | You don’t want to monkey around with monkey malaria | Ex-Army researcher among ‘Person of the Year’ honorees | Biggest threat to US troops in Liberia is malaria, not Ebola | Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research | 100 safety breaches at UK labs handling potentially deadly diseases | Zylast wins USAID “Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge” | Former chimpanzee testing lab a hidden treasure in fighting Ebola | EPT 2 – Emerging Pandemic Threats program

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on new flu vaccines, gain-of-function studies, counter-Ebola innovations and funding and more…

FDA approves Sanofi’s quadrivalent flu vaccine (Fierce Biotech)

Ebola transit units boost response; outbreak total hits 17,800 (CIDRAP)

UC Davis awarded 100M to predict, prevent pandemic threats (UC Health)

IVD companies join Ebola fight (MDT)

TIME’s Person of the Year: Recognizing the Ebola fighting laboratorians (APHL)

Ebola contest brings ideas for cooling suits and virus repellents (NYTimes)

Johns Hopkins team wins U.S. award for improved suit to fight Ebola (WP)

Antimicrobial resistance: The biggest threat to global security? (HS Today)

Nanotechnology against malaria parasites (Phys.org)

DoD mobile chemical-agent destruction system wins U.K. award (DoD)

Forecasting infectious disease spread with web data (Biomedical Beat)

You don’t want to monkey around with monkey malaria (NPR)

Ex-Army researcher among ‘Person of the Year’ honorees (Army Times)

Biggest threat to US troops in Liberia is malaria, not Ebola (27th PAD)

Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research (NAS)

100 safety breaches at UK labs handling potentially deadly diseases (The Guardian)

Zylast wins USAID “Fighting Ebola Grand Challenge” (PRNewswire)

Former chimpanzee testing lab a hidden treasure in fighting Ebola (13th PAD)

EPT 2 – Emerging Pandemic Threats program (USAID)

DoD Awards 29M for Adenovirus Vaccine

Ebola Patient Treated at NIH Clinical Center

Nurse Exposed to Ebola Under Observation at NIH