U.S. Bioterror Detection Program Comes under Scrutiny A cutting-edge biological terror alert system detected a potential threat in the air one morning back in 2008, threatening to derail then-Senator Barack Obama’s acceptance speech in Denver for his party’s presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention. Initial results from a pricey national air sampling system suggested that bacteria that could cause tularemia had been detected ...
June 17, 2013 - Scientific American
Blood tests could detect sexually-transmitted oral cancers By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Antibodies to a high-risk type of a virus that causes mouth and throat cancers when transmitted via oral sex can be detected in blood tests many years before onset of the disease, according to a World Health Organisation-led team of researchers. In a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the researchers said their findings may in future lead to people ...
June 17, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
Algae toxin detected at Clermont County park The state has posted warnings for toxic blue-green algae at East Fork State Park in Clermont County. Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials posted warnings at the park’s campground beach after tests detected an algae-produced liver toxin in the lake water.
June 15, 2013 - The Columbus Dispatch
William Hague in CITY A.M. No-one has used an anti-British tone in anything I have detected. The important thing here is dealing with the problem. I think that is more important than any rhetoric that any of us may indulge in,Hague said.
Margaret Chan in TIME Still, as Chan pointed out, "No previous pandemic has been detected so early, watched so closely in real time right at the very beginning. The world can now reap the benefits of pandemic-preparedness investments made over the last five years."