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Jun 17, 2015

Jun 17, 2015
Clostridium botulinum colony

Study: Novel botulinum toxin less dangerous than thought

A new botulinum toxin can be blocked using available antitoxins, a new study says.

Apr 15, 2015

Apr 15, 2015

News Scan for Apr 15, 2015

Proposed DURC approach
Aerosol measles vaccine
Resistant foodborne microbes
H7N9 in China

Oct 31, 2014

Oct 31, 2014

News Scan for Oct 31, 2014

H5N1 seroprevalence in Egypt
Flublok vaccine approval
Listeria in soft cheese

Jul 30, 2014

Jul 30, 2014
Scientist in BSL-4 lab

Scientists voice support for research on dangerous pathogens

Statement is a counterpoint to recent calls for restrictions on gain-of-function research.

Jul 11, 2014

Jul 11, 2014
BSL-4 lab worker

More problems shutter CDC labs, prompt review

In addition to recent problems with anthrax and smallpox, high-path avian flu has now entered the mix.

May 10, 2012

May 10, 2012

House bill calls for White House biodefense advisor

(CIDRAP News) – A bill headed for the floor of the US House calls for appointing a special White House advisor to lead and coordinate biodefense activities, including developing a national biodefense plan and a biosurveillance strategy.

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