Biodefense Headlines – October 4, 2015

Global Biodefense News Headlines - Anthrax

See what we’re reading this week at Global Biodefense on topics including federal biodefense funding, dual-use research of concern, Tesla’s biodefense mode and more…

Tight funding caps leave too little for biodefense (CBPP)

Chem-bio-nuke teams test briefcase communications system (Defense Systems)

U.S. government rejected dozens of risky pathogen studies in past few years (Science)

Kids with Ebola, bird flu or TB? Texas Children’s Hospital will be ready (NPR)

Legislation to cover navy veterans of Vietnam War exposed to Agent Orange (NewsPlex)

From SARS to Ebola – 10 years of disease prevention and control at ECDC (Eurosurveillance)

Controversies in medicine: the rise and fall of the challenge to Tamiflu (The Conversation)

Clothing that guards against chemical warfare agents (HSNW)

USPHS receives Presidential Unit Citation for Ebola response efforts (COAUSPHS)

Tesla’s new car can protect you from biological warfare (Laboratory Equipment)

Ukraine health officials fear big polio outbreak (BBC)

Homeland Security offering 100,000K prize for ideas to bolster agriculture defense (GSN)

USDA researchers develop camera system to detect active shiga toxin (Food Safety News)

Scientists discover new system for human genome editing (Broad Institute)

2015 NFID Influenza/Pneumococcal news conference proceedings (NFID)

Novavax RSV vaccine found safe for pregnant women (Reuters)

Health workers in Guinea had 42 times the risk of Ebola, report says (CIDRAP)

Study finds smartphones can improve food safety inspections (Food Safety News)

Ministry of Defence defends use of malaria drug  (BBC)

Legionnaires’ bacteria regrew in Bronx cooling towers that were disinfected (NY Times)

Work continues on policies for ‘gain of function’ research (CIDRAP)

Surveillance technology to aid in disease detection, response (HSNW)

USAMRMC Army Medical Research Material Command

Army Medical Research FY2016 Broad Agency Announcement

IDWeek Infectious Disease Conference

Infectious Disease Experts Gather for IDWeek 2015