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Veterinary Pathologist in the Indian Biosecurity Labs Work under Pressure to Efficiently Handle Bird Flu Samples

In India the only laboratory equipped to handle the avian influenza H5N1 virus is receiving samples from across the country. Tiny vials of chicken blood and poultry tissue arrive each week, packed in ice boxes. // These samples are sent by the farmers from places that experience unusual chicken dea...

1957-58 Flu Pandemic Can Provide Clues to Planning for h1n1

...imilar patterns. In an article published today in biosecurity and Bioterrorism , researchers at the Center for biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UP...the 1957-58 Influenza Pandemic," was published in biosecurity and Bioterrorism ahead of print at: http://www...

Kansas Delegation: GAO Report Short on Expertise, Long on Errors; NBAF Critical to Protect Nation's Food Supply

... site. "In fact, Kansas, due to the proximity of the Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine its existing animal health corridor and the biosecurity Research Institute, was ranked as meeting or exceeding all of the criteria related to existing research. This was a key determinant in the selection p...

Critical Information Network (CiNet(TM)) Launches to Provide eLearning Solutions to Public Safety, Healthcare and Industrial Operations Professionals

...re timely, relevant training and emergency communications information to keep our nation safe," said Dr. Scott Lillibridge, Director of the Center for biosecurity and Public Health Preparedness at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health. "CiNet develops systematic programs delive...

DxNA Submits its Rapid Detection Platform Test for H1N1 to FDA

... diagnostics company that develops and distributes portable, fully-integrated systems and tests for genetic analysis in the medical, agricultural, and biosecurity markets. The Company's systems and technologies enable rapid and precise genetic testing to take place on-site by allowing for otherwise complex, manu...

Report Gives U.S. Good Grades for Swine Flu Response

...s remains susceptible to two common antiviral drugs, Tamiflu and Relenza. The report was prepared by the Trust for America's Health, the Center for biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. More information View the full report at the Trust fo...

New Report Finds 10 Early Lessons Learned From the H1N1 Outbreak

...tion to that effort," said Thomas Inglesby, MD, Deputy Director, Center for biosecurity of UPMC. The report also identified some surprises encountered during...n a national priority. www.healthyamericans.org The Center for biosecurity is an independent, non-profit organization of the University of Pitts...

Swine Flu Likely to Return to U.S. Next Winter

...s at Houston and associate director of health informatics at the Center for biosecurity and Public Health Preparedness at the University of Texas School of Public ...n Sciences, Houston, and associate director, health informatics, Center for biosecurity and Public Health Preparedness, University of Texas School of Public Health...

1976 Swine Flu Outbreak Offers Echoes, Lessons Today

...s at Houston and associate director of health informatics at the Center for biosecurity and Public Health Preparedness at the University of Texas School of Public ...Sciences at Houston, and associate director, health informatics, Center for biosecurity and Public Health Preparedness, University of Texas School of Public Health...

Smithfield Foods Reaffirms No Incidence of A(H1N1) In Any of Its Herds or Employees

...ogs were infected by human contact, it only underscores the need for proper biosecurity measures - as in any influenza situation - to protect against the spread of virus. We will continue to strictly follow rigorous biosecurity practices at all of our operations, including limiting farm access to essen...
Biosecurity in Medical Technology

Kansas Invests Millions in Innovations to Improve Human Health and Launches Three National Bioscience Programs at BIO'08

... also made their national debut at BIO'08. The $2.5 million Collaborative biosecurity Research Initiative builds on the state's existing strength in the animal h...d supply, disrupt the national agriculture economy, or infect humans. The biosecurity Research Institute Training and Education Program at Kansas State Universit...

Global Rabies Treatment May be Possible with NanoViricides Drugs

...when they share common mechanisms of binding to human cells. These achievements essentially are enabling elements for the President's Flexible Defense biosecurity Enterprise," said Anil R. Diwan, Ph.D., President of NanoViricides, Inc. "Our success in achieving survival of mice in a lethal infection study for ...
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Minimizing the spread of deadly Hendra virus

...ve made a major breakthrough in better understanding how Hendra spreads from infected horses to other horses and humans. Funded by the Australian biosecurity CRC for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Dr Deb Middleton and her team at AAHL have defined the period following the first signs of disease when horses a...

Researchers to use K-State's BSL-3 Lab for $1 million study of fungus threatening wheat crops

...All work with the fungus will be done in K-State's biosecurity Research Institute, a $54 million biosafety-level ...in Pat Roberts Hall on the K-State campus. "The biosecurity Research Institute is a perfect facility for us to...Beth Montelone, interim scientific director of the biosecurity Research Institute, said, "We are very pleased tha...

Transporting broiler chickens could spread antibiotic-resistant organisms

...ltry products. According to the authors, the findings support the need for further exposure characterization, and attention to improving methods of biosecurity in poultry production, especially for regions of high density farming such as the Delmarva Peninsula. ...

Synthetic Biology: Coming Up Fast!

...s energy problems seems just around the corner. But will the promises and pitfalls of synthetic biology catch governments, ethicists, biosafety and biosecurity experts, and the public by surprise? Denise Caruso, former New York Times columnist and longtime analyst of technology-based issues and industries, w...

Rethinking who should be considered 'essential' during a pandemic flu outbreak

...drivers, communications personnel, and utility workers. That's the conclusion of a Johns Hopkins University article to be published in the journal of biosecurity and Bioterrorism . The report, led by Nancy Kass, Sc.D, Deputy Director of Public Health for the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, provides...

Queen's marine biologist investigates aliens beneath the waves

...te with native species with potentially disastrous consequences for aquaculture, tourism and other marine activities. "But we can all do our bit for biosecurity - anyone who has a boat or who visits the shore can help by telling scientists what they have seen." A guide on the Marine Aliens website will h...

American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Conference

... foundation of the meeting. Among the topics to be presented are: Enhancing the Quality of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Invasive Plants in the biosecurity Age Irrigation in a Future of Limited Water Supplies Identification of Nutritionally Important Metabolites in Fruits and Vegetables Organic Practic...

Technology uses live cells to detect food-borne pathogens, toxins

...-borne pathogens in one to two hours. The technique, which has potential biosecurity and food safety applications, also can estimate the amount of microbes pres..., a professor of food science at Purdue University. "For food safety and biosecurity purposes, you need a quick test - a first line of defense - to be able to t...

Amid spiralling government interest, world's top 350 DNA barcode scientists meet in Taipei

...using barcodes to identify processed wood and lumber products. Among those most excited about barcoding technology are researchers concerned with biosecurity and agricultural quarantine issues. In the medical field, a European leech used in some modern surgical procedures has been approved by the Foo...

Amid spiralling government interest, world's top 350 DNA barcode scientists meet in Taipei

...using barcodes to identify processed wood and lumber products. Among those most excited about barcoding technology are researchers concerned with biosecurity and agricultural quarantine issues. In the medical field, a European leech used in some modern surgical procedures has been approved by the Foo...
Biosecurity in Biological Technology

Alliance for Biosecurity Testifies Before Congress on Funding for Medical Countermeasure Development

WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David P. Wright, Co-Chair of the Alliance for Biosecurity and Chairman and CEO of PharmAthene, Inc., testified today before the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee on the critical importance of developing...

Collaborative Biosecurity Research Initiative Launched to Target Animal and Public Health Threats Nationally

OLATHE, Kan., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Kansas Bioscience Authority has launched a $2.5 million initiative to bring together researchers nationwide to create products that protect Americans from the intentional use of animal-borne diseases to disrupt the national economy or to inf...

K-State Research Leading to Software to Help Nation's Cattle Producers Identify Biosecurity Risks, Evaluate Impact of Cow-Calf Diseases Online

MANHATTAN, Kan., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cattle producers soon will find that the latest tools to keep their herds healthy and the food supply safe are as close at hand as their desktop or laptop computer. Research at Kansas State University is leading to the creation of software ...

Biosafety and Biosecurity International Conference 2007 to be held in Abu Dhabi from November 12 to 14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environment Agency -- Abu Dhabi (EAD) is teaming up with the International Council for Life Sciences (ICLS), based in Washington DC, USA, to organize Biosafety and Biosecurity International Conference 2007: A Seminar for Life Science and Polic...

Paul Keim Appointed to febit's Scientific Advisory Board

...ern Arizona University . As an expert in the field of medical microbiology, biosecurity and the genomics of pathogens he brings deep knowledge from these fields to...will be particularly helpful in febit's research activities in the field of biosecurity which have resulted from its partnership with In-Q-Tel , the independent...

Midwest Research Institute Expands in Kansas to Support Regional Economic Development in Animal Health, Biosecurity, and Bioenergy Sectors

..." "Research and development in animal health, biosecurity and advanced energy are important areas that will ... related technology and health products. biosecurity - MRI and K-State are forming a new collaborative... development, testing, and evaluation at K-State's biosecurity Research Institute and on providing biocontainment...

PharmAthene Presents Data for SparVax(TM) and Valortim(R), a Novel Vaccine and Anti-Toxin for the Prevention and Treatment of Anthrax Infection at the 7th Annual ASM Biodefense Meeting

...nfectious Diseases. This unprecedented collaborative effort will help to ensure the development of urgently needed medical countermeasures to meet the biosecurity needs of our Nation and Allies." SparVax(TM) is a novel second generation recombinant protective antigen (rPA) anthrax vaccine that is being deve...

Alliance Biosciences Announces Trade Mission to Singapore with Speaker Presentation at International Lab Design Seminar

... Dr. Burnette will be promoting the need for international accreditation processes for high-containment biomedical labs as a lynchpin to an effective biosecurity and biosafety preparedness program. "I am very excited to visit Singapore, a progressive country that has embraced the need for well-designed an...

Microfluidic Systems Receives Continued Funding From the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Toward the Commercial Production of Autonomous Airborne Pathogen Detection Systems

...ng this effort dedicated to monitoring air quality, particularly focused on biosecurity threats, such as those listed on the A and B lists of the Centers for Disea...scale manufacturing, deployment, and support will help ensure that critical biosecurity capabilities are in place in the US, and will allow expansion of the techno...

Neogen Acquires Product Line From DuPont Animal Health Solutions

...chase price and terms were not disclosed. The addition of these products to Neogen's Animal Safety group adds to the company's strategy of providing biosecurity solutions in the farm production markets. The products also have the potential for use in the veterinary clinic market to maintain sanitary conditions...
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