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Al-Qaeda actively planning to make ‘dirty bomb’


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): After getting close to producing workable and efficient "biological and chemical weapons", Al-Qaeda is actively trying to get nuclear material and recruiting rogue scientists from Pakistan to build ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: US voiced fears India could be target of biological terrorism


December 17th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 17 (ANI): American diplomatic cables leaked by the whistle blowing web site WikiLeaks have revealed Washington's concerns about India becoming a target of biological terrorism.According to The Guardian, in the ... Read more...

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NCDC to be apex disease controlling body


December 2nd, 2010 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The union cabinet Wednesday approved the health ministry's proposal for declaring the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) the apex institute for communicable diseases on the lines ... Read more...

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New tool that can quickly identify dangerous viruses developed


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A simple diagnostic tool has been developed by Boston University researchers to quickly identify dangerous viruses like Ebola and Marburg.The biosensor, which is the size of a quarter ... Read more...

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Apex institute for communicable diseases on anvil (Lead)


October 29th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Worried after the outbreak of dengue and swine flu in the country, the government is to soon set up an apex institute for communicable diseases on the ... Read more...

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Apex institute for communicable diseases to be set up soon


October 29th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Following the outbreak of dengue, malaria and swine flu in the country in recent years, the government is planning to set up soon an apex institute ... Read more...

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Oz American scientists spooked by underground bio-terror threat in Darwin


June 20th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): The U.S. Government believes tropical disease, caused by soil-dwelling bacteria, could become the next anthrax-style bio-terrorism threat.The natural occurring bacteria called Melioidosis has caught the attention of the ... Read more...

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Now, ‘Green’ decontaminants to break down chemical weapons


April 29th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 29 (IANS) Chemists have developed a set of 'green' decontaminants, tough enough to get rid of chemical weapons like nerve gas, mustard gas, radioactive isotopes and bio-terrorism agent anthrax. They ... Read more...

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Nuclear Security Summit to check n-terror threat: Obama


January 28th, 2010 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) Outlining his vision of a world without nuclear weapons, President Barack Obama says April's Nuclear Security Summit, that would have India participating, would help ensure ... Read more...

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Disaster metaphors can cause public panic


August 7th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Using disaster metaphors such as 'tsunami', 'perfect storm' and 'bio-terrorism' to mobilize the media, governments and individuals during an emergency can make people sit up and listen, ... Read more...

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Can hospitals cope with a large-scale bio-terror attack?


July 28th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Can hospitals in a big metropolis such as Delhi cope with the outcome of a covert anthrax attack, in spite of an effective public health response which ... Read more...

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Tiny microscopic spheres can trap and kill harmful bacteria


November 25th, 2008 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): American researchers have developed tiny microscopic spheres that can trap and kill harmful bacteria in the same manner as roach motels snare and destroy cockroaches. Researchers at ... Read more...

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New anti-viral drug may help fight potential bio-terrorism agents


November 24th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): An anti-viral drug developed at UT Southwestern, called bavituximab, has shown promise as a new strategy to fight viral diseases, including potential bio-terrorism agents. The researchers have shown ... Read more...

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111-year-old Epidemic Act set for burial


September 25th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The 111-year-old Epidemic Act will soon be replaced by a stringent new law that the government claims will be able to effectively fight epidemics and new age ... Read more...

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India getting ready to face biological war from terrorists


August 22nd, 2008 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) India Friday released its biological disaster management guidelines with a focus on preparing for biological warfare from terrorists using bacteria and viruses.The guidelines also emphasise developing a ... Read more...

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Indian-origin researchers test to dramatically reduce deadly disease diagnosis time


August 22nd, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher at Kansas State University has developed a rapid test that can significantly reduce the time taken for diagnosing dangerous diseases in the lab, and ... Read more...

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Official deadlines may be compromising drug safety


March 27th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by admin
Washington, March 27 (IANS) Drugs fast-tracked by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are more likely to be withdrawn from global markets for safety reasons, undergo manufacturing revisions, or face labelling ... Read more...

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US cities face high risk from bio-terrorism attacks


March 6th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by admin
New York, Mar 6 (IANS) A US researcher has created a colour-coded map that dramatically illustrates how American cities are vulnerable to bio-terrorism. As many as 132 major cities have been marked ... Read more...

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How anthrax enters cells revealed


January 26th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 26 (ANI): Microbiologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have achieved a major breakthrough in uncovering a biological gateway that anthrax uses to enter healthy cells.The researchers ... Read more...

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