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Syria chemical attack

Even though the international treaty banning chemical weapons was signed in 2013 chemical weapons the Assad regime, has been increasingly using chemical weapons to terrorise civilians for the past several months  INFO|MORE

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Leveraging approved drugs

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) Joint Science and Technology Office (JSTO) is working to develop more effective broad-spectrum antibacterials to overcome resistance by developing innovative formulations of approved antibiotics and increasing their efficacy through…


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Mitigating Evolving Chem-Bio Warfare Distribution

Experts from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Joint Science and Technology Office and the Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center are getting creative with a new decontamination System Performance Model (SPM) to mitigate evolving Chem-Bio Warfare Distribution INFO|More


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Locally Transmitted Zika

A woman in Cameron County in Texas is apparently the first person in that state to become locally infected with the Zika virus, The Texas Tribune reports. The case, announced today, is the first documented instance of transmission…


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Chemical Weapons in Syria

Chemical Weapons are still being used in Syria as recently as September civilians were targeted with chlorine gas explosives  Info|More 


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Drones that sniff out chemical agents

Drones are making it possible to avoid having humans exposed in dangerous situations.  A team from the US Army’s Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC) tested a new pair of unmanned vehicles to detect chemical and…




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Micro-raman systems

Raman spectroscopy provides detailed chemical information, and when combined with a microscope, it can non-destructively analyze biological samples. Researchers now describe an inexpensive, versatile micro-Raman system that can be assembled from readily available components at…


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Zika Funding

Is the funding for Zika too low? There remains confusion about the virus and some insist more funding is needed to battle the epidemic. What do you think? INFO|MORE