National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity

Type: Organization
Name: National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

SBU President Stanley on Ebola: There is cause for concern

File photo of President Dr. Samuel L. StanleySeptember 05, 2014 | 10:15 AMComplex beings are we humans, and we've made the mistake of thinking we can prevail over simple organisms like viruses and bacteria. This misguided thinking has been challenged ... [Published Times of Middle Country - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Asan ReportScience and Technology to Prevent and Respond to CBRN Disasters: ROK and US Perspectives

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (often abbreviated to CBRN defense or CBRND) is protective measures taken in situations in which any of these four hazards are present.The advancement of science and technology brings us prosperous ... [Published Seoul Times - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 2 reports

U.S. rolls back oversight of potentially dangerous experiments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – As U.S. lawmakers investigate the anthrax and bird flu breaches at a federal laboratory, they have begun to question whether outside oversight of research using dangerous microbes is as independent as federal agencies claim.They are ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

The CDC Goes Before Congress And Five More News Updates Since Last Week's Smallpox Find

A CDC Scientist Puts Samples Into Liquid Nitrogen For StorageJames Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Last week, we learned that U.S. government scientists found six vials of smallpox virus that they didn't know they had. Because ... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

CIDRAP: NSABB chief says board's idling due to slow fed policy work

Via CIDRAP, Robert Roos writes: NSABB chief says board's idling due to slow fed policy work. Excerpt:The head of a federal biosecurity advisory committee says delays in the development of a national policy on institutional oversight of risky life-sciences ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Cambridge Working Group: The Independent takes note

Via The Independent: 'Danger research': Axed scientists join petition against creation of highly pathogenic strains of flu. Excerpt:Senior American scientists have been abruptly dismissed from a US Government advisory board on dangerous biological agents, ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 3 reports

CIDRAP: Wholesale roster change coming for US biosecurity board

This is going to be a big, messy, ugly, political story. Via CIDRAP, Lisa Schnirring has a major report: Wholesale roster change coming for US biosecurity board. This has to do with the strange weekend removal of 11 members of the 23-member National Science ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Called Back Up

The US is reconvening its National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, but is replacing nearly half its members. read more ... [Published The Daily Scan from GenomeWeb - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Controversial American scientist slammed for irresponsible research

Senior scientists have criticised an American university for allowing controversial research on enhancing a pandemic strain of flu virus to be undertaken in a laboratory with a relatively low level of biosecurity. The University of Wisconsin-Madison was ... [Published The Independent - Jul 02 2014]

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But "we were totally and completely wrong … we underestimated our opponent" he said. New infectious agents like HIV have emerged, he said, with 78 million HIV cases since 1981 resulting in 39 million deaths
The absence of a rigorous cost-benefit analysis is "one of the biggest deficits we have, not knowing if the risk of an experiment exceeds its potential benefits" Osterholm said
"Recent incidents involving smallpox, anthrax and bird flu in some of the top US laboratories remind us of the fallibility of even the most secure laboratories, reinforcing the urgent need for a thorough reassessment of biosafety" their joint statement says
"If real, this work is irresponsible, and unduly places humanity at risk of death and illness. The apparent lack of common sense and insensitivity to our responsibility as scientists to do no harm, is striking. It would seem that this area of research is now an unregulated free for all" Professor Relman said

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SBU President Stanley on Ebola: There is cause ... [Published Times of Middle Country - Sep 05 2014]
Asan ReportScience and Technology to Prevent an... [Published Seoul Times - Aug 19 2014]
U.S. rolls back oversight of potentially danger... [Published Bayou Buzz - Aug 13 2014]
U.S. rolls back oversight of potentially danger... [Published Reuters - Aug 13 2014]
CIDRAP: NSABB chief says board's idling due to ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 17 2014]
The CDC Goes Before Congress And Five More News... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Jul 16 2014]
Cambridge Working Group: The Independent takes ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 16 2014]
CIDRAP: Wholesale roster change coming for US b... [Published H5N1 - Jul 16 2014]
'Danger research': Axed scientists join petitio... [Published The Independent - Jul 15 2014]
Called Back Up [Published The Daily Scan from GenomeWeb - Jul 15 2014]
US: 11 NSABB members sacked over biosecurity is... [Published H5N1 - Jul 15 2014]
Controversial American scientist slammed for ir... [Published The Independent - Jul 02 2014]
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CIDRAP: NSABB chief says board's idling due to ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 17 2014]
Via CIDRAP, Robert Roos writes: NSABB chief says board's idling due to slow fed policy work. Excerpt:The head of a federal biosecurity advisory committee says delays in the development of a national policy on institutional oversight of risky life-sciences ...
The CDC Goes Before Congress And Five More News... [Published Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, ... - Jul 16 2014]
A CDC Scientist Puts Samples Into Liquid Nitrogen For StorageJames Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Last week, we learned that U.S. government scientists found six vials of smallpox virus that they didn't know they had. Because ...
Cambridge Working Group: The Independent takes ... [Published H5N1 - Jul 16 2014]
Via The Independent: 'Danger research': Axed scientists join petition against creation of highly pathogenic strains of flu. Excerpt:Senior American scientists have been abruptly dismissed from a US Government advisory board on dangerous biological agents, ...
CIDRAP: Wholesale roster change coming for US b... [Published H5N1 - Jul 16 2014]
This is going to be a big, messy, ugly, political story. Via CIDRAP, Lisa Schnirring has a major report: Wholesale roster change coming for US biosecurity board. This has to do with the strange weekend removal of 11 members of the 23-member National Science ...
Called Back Up [Published The Daily Scan from GenomeWeb - Jul 15 2014]
The US is reconvening its National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity, but is replacing nearly half its members. read more ...
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