Gigi Gronvall, a senior associate at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, recently spoke about the role of synthetic biology in national security at Edgewood Chemical Biological Center’s 100th Anniversary Speaker Series at Aberdeen Proving Ground near Aberdeen, Maryland.
Gronvall is... Read More »
The Nebraska Public Health Laboratory (NPHL) recently underwent an inspection of its patient care, quality control, and other critical facets and was subsequently reaccredited by the College of American Pathologists.
The reaccreditation places the lab among 7,700 other accredited facilities... Read More »
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in conjunction with the Government of Kazakhstan and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), recently opened a new low-enriched uranium bank in Kazakhstan to provide countries that are developing nuclear power plants with uranium without incurring the... Read More »
A five-day training course aimed at building the capacity of countries in southeast Asia to address border management issues tied to illicit immigration and human trafficking was recently hosted by the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) at its Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI)... Read More »
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) recently completed tests of its B61-12 gravity bombs at the Tonopah Test Range in Nevada.
Dropped from an F-15E aircraft, the tests sought to evaluate the weapon’s non-nuclear... Read More »
After arresting 30 illegal aliens near the Otay Mesa port of entry in the San Diego sector, U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered a tunnel apparently being used to smuggle illegal aliens into the United States.
The agents encountered 30 people including 23 Chinese nationals and seven Mexican... Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently held a two-day hiring event in an effort to employ hundreds of veterans for both mission critical and support positions.
Thousands of veterans attended the event, called Continue Your Service to America.
“Hiring veterans is a top priority... Read More »
A meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) assembled experts in human and animal health last week to address early warning systems for animal-to-human (zoonotic) disease outbreaks.
“Early detection is the key,” Trevor Shoemaker, a CDC epidemiologist formerly based in Uganda,... Read More »
Four confirmed cases of chikungunya virus were recently been diagnosed in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France as of Aug. 23, 2017 with one probable and eight suspected cases, according to a recent announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO).
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A recently developed mathematical model accurately forecasted that a large-scale cholera outbreak would peak in war-torn Yemen by early July 2017, triggering more than 750,000 cases.
The model was developed by researchers at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan.
While various amounts of... Read More »
Future measles vaccination strategies in high-fertility countries should focus on increasing childhood immunization rates, while immunization campaigns targeting adolescents and young adults should be required in low-fertility countries, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at... Read More »
Battelle’s DroneDefender recently announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dedrone to examine ways to develop an end-to-end solution to provide complete airspace security for sensitive infrastructure.
The nonbinding, non-exclusive memorandum will aim to explore potential... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in conjunction with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), recently announced that they will jointly sponsor the 2018 Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC), a competition that will focus on designed-in cybersecurity solutions for... Read More »
Researchers are tracking down biothreats like tularemia but are facing a number of challenges including avoiding false positive tests, according to a recent study by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Specifically, the laboratory is investigating the... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers recently arrested at Arizona’s Port of Nogales two Mexican nationals and two U.S. citizens attempting to smuggle approximately $685,000 worth of cocaine and methamphetamine.
Early on Aug. 18, officers referred a 27-year-old Mexican man and an... Read More »