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Article ID: 694520

Professors Available on U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem Opening, Iran-Israel Military Strikes

Northwestern University

Northwestern University professors are available to comment on the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem on Monday, as well as Israel and Iran exchanging military strikes earlier this week.

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14-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694371

UCLA-Led Research Finds Vaccines Against Anthrax, Plague and Tularemia Are Effective in Mice

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Anthrax, plague and tularemia are three potent agents terrorists would be likely to use in an attack, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each is highly and quickly lethal to humans. But there are no licensed vaccines for tularemia and plague, and although there is an anthrax vaccine, it requires a burdensome immunization schedule and has severe side effects.

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10-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694221

DHS S&T Selects Boise Startup Intelleuron to Develop Intelligent SUAS for Border Patrol Mission

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

DHS S&T today announced a $199,977 award to Intelleuron, LLC to design, develop and test intelligent reconnaissance technology for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems in support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection mission.

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8-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694040

Readiness is Everything: Preparing Health Care Providers to Recognize and Respond to Chemical Weapons Attacks

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In a review published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, Gregory R. Ciottone, MD, Director of the Division of Disaster Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at BIDMC, advocates for an overhaul to the systems currently in place to respond to a chemical weapons strike on U.S. soil. In addition to calling for increased training and awareness, Ciottone also proposed a triage system – available online – based on recognizing the signs and symptoms of specific agents during the early phase of a chemical weapons attack.

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26-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693361

Blood Cancer Precursor Found in 9/11 Firefighters

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

A study in today’s issue of JAMA Oncology reports that New York City firefighters exposed to the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster site face an increased risk for developing myeloma precursor disease (MGUS), which can lead to the blood cancer multiple myeloma. The study was conducted by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System, the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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24-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693565

The Aftermath of Conflict: Sociology Professor Studies Post-Conflict Iraq Reconstruction

West Virginia University

Jesse Wozniak, assistant professor of sociology in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University, is exploring whether a post-conflict Iraq, specifically the police force, can transition to a democracy.

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26-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693541

The Aftermath of Conflict

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Jesse Wozniak, assistant professor of sociology at West Virginia University, traveled to Iraq last summer to explore the results of post-conflict in the country and if its government, specifically the police force, can transition to a democracy.

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26-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693169

Research Team Tests Technology That Could Alert Federal Agents to Potential Terrorist Threats

Virginia Tech

Experts at the Next Century Corporation will lead a joint research effort between the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, the Hume Center for National Security and Technology, and Draper Labs to create a system that can flag potential terrorist activities as quickly as a credit card company alerting consumers to suspicious spending behavior on their accounts.

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19-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693024

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes

University of California San Diego

UC San Diego Alumni awards rising stars across science, technology, medicine, arts, education and social justice who are disrupting the status quo to help build a better world

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17-Apr-2018 9:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692968

Texas A&M Middle East Expert Available To Discuss Recent Syria Air Strikes

Texas A&M University

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17-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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