Friday, January 15th, 2021


WHO, Sanofi renew tropical disease focus

World Health Organization (WHO) personnel and officials representing Sanofi, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, said the entities are partnering to readdress neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). “This decades-long collaboration exemplifies a successful public–private... Read More »

DARPA Toolbox seeks to aid vendor technology access

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has initiated its DARPA Toolbox, which provides open licensing opportunities with commercial technology vendors to researchers behind DARPA programs. “DARPA performers are frequently encumbered by having to negotiate access to tools, IP... Read More »

Tests address public transit virus spread reduction

Three entities have initiated real-world testing efforts to determine the most effective measures to address the public transit virus spread reduction. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has partnered with the New York Metropolitan... Read More »

Researchers maintain LED lighting kills coronavirus

Tel Aviv University (TAU) researchers maintain the coronavirus can be killed efficiently, quickly, and cheaply using ultraviolet (UV) light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs). Scientists believe the UV-LED technology would soon be available for private and commercial use, suggesting installation in air... Read More »

DHS funds target wireless device intrusions

Bastille Networks has secured a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) pact to address unwanted wireless device intrusions. Through the Phase 5 Other Transaction Agreement (OTA), the Atlanta, Georgia-based... Read More »

NIH funds target Zika vaccine development

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $2 million R01 grant to a Virginia Tech research team to develop a single-dose Zika virus vaccine candidate. "This grant focuses on a new strategy that we developed to produce safe and effective flavivirus vaccines," Jonathan Auguste, an... Read More »

Session targets bolstering nuclear security engagement

Experts from 21 countries, industry, and non-government organizations gathered virtually last month for the 12th meeting of the Global Dialogue on Nuclear Security Priorities - focusing on enhancing nuclear security engagement. The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) indicated the session addressed,... Read More »

WHO advocates equitable COVID-19 vaccine access

The World Health Organization (WHO) is advocating equitable COVID-19 vaccine global access, noting that placing low and lower-middle-income nations (LLMICs) without access would cause significant economic damage. The WHO-led ACT Accelerator serves a unique global collaboration supporting... Read More »