A gene variant that affects cholesterol levels could increase a person’s risk of contracting typhoid fever while a common cholesterol-lowering medication can protect zebrafish against the bacterium Salmonella Typhi, according to a recent study by researchers at Duke University.
Intrigue for... Read More »
Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Sector Border Patrol Agents discovered this week 60 illegal aliens attempting to cross the border in a produce trailer that reached a temperature of 49 degrees Fahrenheit.
After a canine unit alerted agents about the truck, it was referred to secondary inspection.... Read More »
A multi-institution team of researchers recently published a study examining the role of a tiny protein called a delta peptide in making the Ebola virus more contagious.
Researchers from Tulane University, Louisiana State University and the Johns Hopkins University Institute for... Read More »
With the recommendation of the Secretary of Defense and the order of the President, the Department of Defense is now moving to make the U.S. Cyber Command a unified combatant command.
The process is more symbolic than anything, but it will cause reorganization in how the department approaches... Read More »
Border Patrol agents stationed near the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego, California recently made a seizure of more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine after a would-be smuggler was observed using a remote-controlled drone to fly over the international border.
“Due to the agents’... Read More »
Casey Durst formally assumed command of U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Baltimore Field Office this week where she will oversee border security and trade and travel facilitation operations in the mid-Atlantic states.
Previously, Durst served as the Area Port Director of St. Albans,... Read More »
Due to Saudi-led air strikes and blockades, the cholera outbreak in Yemen is disproportionately affecting rebel-controlled areas, a letter recently published by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) researchers in The Lancet Global Health said.
According to the analysis, eight out of 10... Read More »
In the wake of a reported cyberattack on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) electronic comment filing system, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) recently called upon the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct an independent review on... Read More »
While some claim nuclear power is past date, former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz published a report last week that claims the commercial nuclear energy industry remains vital to national defense and must be supported.
The report, “The U.S. Nuclear Energy Enterprise: A Key National Security... Read More »
Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA) recently convened a seminar to help local government leaders prepare for potential cybersecurity threats in Ontario, California.
Federal officials from the Department of Homeland Security, the National Institute of Standards and Technology as well as private-sector... Read More »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it made available a panel of human plasma samples for regulatory evaluation of serological tests to detect recent Zika virus infection.
“By providing manufacturers of these tests with standardized patient samples to use in... Read More »
The Frederick National Laboratory recently announced it is producing an additional round of a Zika virus vaccine for use in ongoing studies to determine the most effective delivery methods and dosages.
According to David Lindsay, director of the laboratory’s Vaccine Clinical Materials Program... Read More »
Michael Frunzi, Senior Product Manager at Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI), is set to moderate an upcoming roundtable seminar on the dangers of illicit fentanyl exposure for first responders and how a new series of detectors and identifiers could be used to mitigate the drug’s risks.
“Smiths... Read More »
In response to the recent domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia by a reported white supremacist, 12 Democratic members of the House Homeland Security Committee sent a public letter on August 15 to Committee Chair U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) urging the committee to hold hearings... Read More »
Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences has received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study a virus that infects malaria-bearing mosquitos and develop a means of genetically modifying mosquitoes more easily.
With that money, professor Jason Rasgon and his... Read More »