Posts tagged with "Biosecurity"


LLNL supports NYC subway biodefense test

Jun. 9, 2016 -  
Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) researchers took to the New York City subway system May 9-13 to help study how a surrogate for a biological agent, such as anthrax, might disperse throughout the nation's largest rapid transit system as a result of a terrorist attack or an accidental release...

Lawrence Livermore researchers help biomed company land FDA approval for Ebola detection

May. 28, 2015 -  
Researchers from LLNL and three other institutions have assisted a Bay Area biomedical company in advancing its Ebola virus detection test for use. Sunnyvale-based Cepheid has received an emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to utilize its polymerase chain...

Lawrence Livermore technology could help detect diseases in commercial swine industry

May. 19, 2015 -  
Agricultural officials who seek to detect diseases affecting the commercial swine industry may gain a new ally -- a biological detection system developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers. A study by LLNL and Kansas State University scientists found that the Lawrence...

Lab’s Jeff Drocco named Biosecurity Fellow

Mar. 24, 2015 -  
A spring workshop in the nation's capital earlier this month provided an auspicious start for LLNL's Jeff Drocco and other participants in the Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative program. Drocco is one of 28 fellows -- selected from nearly 100 applicants -- participating in the program at...
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Top 10 science and technology stories of 2014

Dec. 17, 2014 -  
In 2014, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) built on a 62-year tradition of translating basic science into technologies that ensure national security, address pressing real world problems and expand the boundaries of fundamental science. The top stories of the year are a reflection of...

An array of hope for soldiers

A biological detection technology developed by Lawrence Livermore scientists can detect bacterial pathogens in the wounds of U.S. soldiers that have previously been missed by other technologies. This advance may, in time, allow an improvement in how soldiers' wounds are treated.

In a three-year study by the Lab and four other institutions, researchers used the Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array (LLMDA) to detect at least one bacterial pathogen in about one-third of wound samples in which no bacteria were detected using the standard culture method.