Posts tagged with "Biosecurity"


International anthrax conference to explore latest scientific research findings

Apr. 19, 2017 -  
Scientists and researchers from all over the world who work on Bacillus anthracis , the causative agent of anthrax, and B. cereus and B. thuringiensis , two closely related bacillus species, will be heading to Victoria, British Columbia, in October for the international conference known as “...

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 the...
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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...

Lawrence Livermore researchers unveil carbon nanotube jungles to better detect molecules

Nov. 5, 2013 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif. - Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich have developed a new method of using nanotubes to detect molecules at extremely low concentrations enabling trace detection of biological threats,...