The Federal Drug Administration has warned that certain insulin pumps are vulnerable to cyberattacks, prompting recalls from the identified pumps that could put patients at risk.
This article touches on the United Kingdom’s Pirbright Institute to destroy all of its samples of Rinderpest, an eradicated virus. The institute’s technique of conducting whole genome sequencing of the samples and then destroying them provides a talking point on what facilities should do with samples of viruses that have been eradicated.
Three full days of state-of-the-art keynotes, papers, and panels highlighting best practices and hands-on skills crucial for today’s biosafety and biosecurity professionals.
This article discusses the increased biosecurity awareness and practices that have occurred as a result of the African swine fever epidemic.
Cloud labs facilitate citizen and crowd-performed science. And while cloud labs may offer endless possibilities for experimentation, not all research will be for good purposes.
This statement discusses US Government Accountability (GAO) reports issued from December 2009 through March 2019 on various biological threats and biodefense efforts. To conduct prior work, GAO reviewed biodefense reports, relevant presidential directives, laws, regulations, policies, strategic plans; surveyed states; and interviewed federal, state, and industry officials, among others.
The killer rescue system is composed of an auto-regulated Gal4 Killer and a Gal4-activated Gal80 Rescue. This system may be used for population replacement in the pest Drosophila melanogaster and the disease transmitting Aedes aegypti mosquito.
Research developed video games to assess how farmers' risk attitudes affect the spread of animal diseases. They found that if 10 percent of risk tolerant farmers adopted biosecurity measures animal disease was significantly reduced.
Researchers investigated how instantaneous feedback technology used for infection control in hospitals can boost biosecurity protocol compliance rates on poultry farms.
Carcass disposal methods used during a disease outbreak include burial, composting, landfilling, and incineration. The use of these disposal methods may be limited during a large or widespread disease outbreak by biosecurity, transportation logistics, public perception, and environmental concerns.