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Biodefense Headlines of the Week – August 23, 2015

Biodefense Headlines on Ebola and OutbreaksBreaking bad bugs: Researchers fight bioterrorism with chemistry | Whether MERS-CoV spreads or stops is entirely up to the hospitals | Long distance travelers likely contributing to antibiotic resistance’s spread | Gates Foundation awards 7M for neglected tropical disease elimination efforts | Early lessons from opt-out blood-borne virus testing in prisons | Posters, bullhorns and skirts help spread the word about vaccines | Discovery of trigger for bugs’ defenses could lead to new antibiotics | Mobile phone data help track spread of infectious diseases | Cheap paper test to screen patients for Ebola, yellow fever, dengue | Burden of emerging infections calls for an emergence of leadership | How a new test is revolutionizing what we know about viruses in our midst | Pitt leads sepsis care guidance in preparation for nationwide hospital requirements | Order to clean towers strains crews amid Legionnaires’ outbreak in Bronx | A for effort, C for impact from U.S. biomedical research, study concludes | Field focus: Progress in RNA interference research | HHS awards 143M to Pfenex for development of anthrax vaccine | Concentration, distribution, and infectivity of airborne particles carrying swine viruses | Researchers carefully protect dangerous pathogens – but how secure are all their data?

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including fighting bioterrorism with chemistry, next-gen antibiotics research, and MERS-CoV infections.

Breaking bad bugs: Researchers fight bioterrorism with chemistry (MSU)

Whether MERS-CoV spreads or stops is entirely up to the hospitals (Virology Down Under)

Long distance travelers likely contributing to antibiotic resistance’s spread (MNT)

Gates Foundation awards 7M for neglected tropical disease elimination efforts (Healio)

Early lessons from opt-out blood-borne virus testing in prisons (Public Health England)

Posters, bullhorns and skirts help spread the word about vaccines (NPR)

Discovery of trigger for bugs’ defenses could lead to new antibiotics (BBSRC)

Mobile phone data help track spread of infectious diseases (HSNW)

Cheap paper test to screen patients for Ebola, yellow fever, dengue (MedGadget)

Burden of emerging infections calls for an emergence of leadership (HS Today)

How a new test is revolutionizing what we know about viruses in our midst (The Conversation)

Pitt leads sepsis care guidance in preparation for nationwide hospital requirements (EurekAlert)

Order to clean towers strains crews amid Legionnaires’ outbreak in Bronx (NY Times)

A for effort, C for impact from U.S. biomedical research, study concludes (Science)

Field focus: Progress in RNA interference research (Biomedical Beat)

HHS awards 143M to Pfenex for development of anthrax vaccine (Healio)

Concentration, distribution, and infectivity of airborne particles carrying swine viruses (PLOS)

Researchers carefully protect dangerous pathogens – but how secure are all their data? (HSNW)

UTMB Vaccine Center Research

Disagreement Among Experts Over Bioweapons Threat

Arktis Radiation Detectors Awarded DARPA Contract

Radiation Drug Effective Administered 24 Hours After Exposure