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Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

Government

CDC awards $2.4 million to five cities to fight Zika virus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently awarded $2.4 million to Chicago, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia and Los Angeles County for information-gathering systems to detect microcephaly. Microcephaly is a serious birth defect of the brain that is closely linked to... Read More »

DARPA issues RFI for counter-sUAS strategies and protection

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) issued a request for information (RFI) on Thursday for ways to improve the protection of fixed, mobile ground and naval forces against a variety of small unmanned air systems (sUAS) technologies. “DARPA is interested in identifying novel,... Read More »

McCaul releases monthly terror threat snapshot for August

U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) on Monday released the committee’s terror threat snapshot for the month of August, which serves as a monthly assessment of the growing threat America and its allies face from Islamist terrorist organizations. “The recent... Read More »

NIH begins Zika virus vaccine clinical trial in humans

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched a clinical trial this week for an experimental vaccine to prevent Zika virus infections, an effort that comes after local transmission of the virus hit a neighborhood in Florida. “Given the Zika situation internationally and in the United... Read More »

Rubio urges president’s action on critical Zika funding

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Wednesday urged President Obama to use unspent funds from other programs to combat the emerging threat of Zika virus in the United States. Rubio sent a letter to the president, citing specific examples of unused funds that could be reallocated in an expedited... Read More »

NIAID researchers discover six Zika-related antibodies

Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), released a study on Wednesday that found six Zika virus antibodies, including four that neutralize African, Asian and American strains of the virus. Dr. Michael S.... Read More »