Breaking 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.
Whether MERS-CoV spreads or stops is entirely up to the hospitals (Virology Down Under)
Early lessons from opt-out blood-borne virus testing in prisons (Public Health England)
How a new test is revolutionizing what we know about viruses in our midst (The Conversation)
Field focus: Progress in RNA interference research (Biomedical Beat)