News & Perspective

Dec 21, 2015

Dec 21, 2015
DC skyline

Infectious disease efforts see gains in 2016 budget approval

The NIH sees its biggest boost in 12 years, and other public health initiatives benefit, too.

Dec 17, 2015

Dec 17, 2015
Bacteria colony

Complacency, underfunding fuel state readiness gaps

In its annual report, TFAH said there are still major gaps and funding needed to battle new threats.

Dec 11, 2015

Dec 11, 2015
Lab vials and syringes

GOF risk-benefit analysis unveiled ahead of NSABB debate

The analysis is a key part of a federal review of controversial studies on H5N1 and other pathogens.

Dec 09, 2015

Dec 09, 2015

News Scan for Dec 09, 2015

CDC lab regulator out
Antimicrobial overuse
Global STI incidence

Nov 23, 2015

Nov 23, 2015

News Scan for Nov 23, 2015

BioWatch capabilities
Flu vaccine protection
More chikungunya cases
Malaria funding
Cholera in Iraq

Oct 29, 2015

Oct 29, 2015

Panel report recommends blueprint for fixing biodefense gaps

Recommendations include executive-level management that spells out a national plan, pulls together a policy council, and unifies the biodefense budget.

Oct 02, 2015

Oct 02, 2015
Culturing cells in petri dish

Work continues on policies for 'gain of function' research

The NSABB plans to release final recommendations in spring 2016.

Sep 25, 2015

Sep 25, 2015

News Scan for Sep 25, 2015

US biosurveillance assessment
Plague case in New Mexico
MRSA and antibiotic stewardship

Sep 16, 2015

Sep 16, 2015

News Scan for Sep 16, 2015

Two new Saudi MERS cases
More cuke-linked Salmonella
Persistence of anthrax spores

Sep 03, 2015

Sep 03, 2015

News Scan for Sep 03, 2015

Pentagon biolab moratorium
New antimalarial combo

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