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UNMC receives $1.9 million grant to develop therapy to protect against nerve agents

University of Nebraska Medical Center researchers have received a $1.9 million grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense’s to develop a new therapy to protect military members from nerve agent exposure.

Genetic safety switches could help curb potential bioterror risks

The potential threat of bioterrorism using man-made biological organisms could be reduced, thanks to a new method developed by scientists.

New BARDA Initiative to Develop Universal Flu Vaccine

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) is launching a new initiative supporting the advanced development of influenza vaccine candidates with the goal to provide enhanced, long-lasting protection from a broad range of influenza viruses within and across subtypes.

Feb. 2 news: Public health amicus brief, CDC warning on measles, vaccinations, Ebola vaccine

-Public health amicus brief argues in support of administration position in King v. Burwell -CDC warns of ‘large outbreak’ of measles -Obama: You should get your kids vaccinated -Ebola vaccine trial starts in Liberia

Ebola will not be gone in any country until it is gone from every country

Speech by David Nabarro, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Ebola