Researcher death highlights dangers of pathogen work

by jeeg 10. May 2012 22:35
  A researcher in the US has died of a disease caused by the bacteria he was studying. The tragedy highlights the dangers of research on human respiratory germs. Research on airborne mutants of H5N1 bird flu is currently under an indefinite moratorium, partly over fears of just such laborato... [More]

Lab Fight Raises U.S. Security Issues

by jeeg 28. October 2011 19:45
Synthetic biology — which includes the development of fuels, organ tissue and tumor-destroying bacteria — became a focus of government and law enforcement agencies after 9/11 and the anthrax attacks that quickly followed it. The field’s “extraordinary promise,” a ... [More]

In memory of those who have lost their lives in laboratory accidents

by jeeg 10. May 2011 23:23
* Dr. Nanaj Bhamare            2011, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, Contractor dies following lab explosion * Michelle Dufault                  2011, ... [More]

OSHA seeking to stem risk of infectious agent lab hazards

by jeeg 3. June 2010 04:09
OSHA officials have recently issued a request for information on health risks from infectious agents and ways to best reduce them, according to a news report released by the Rochester Post-Bulletin."Worker safety cannot be sacrificed on the altar of innovation," David Michaels, the new OSHA di... [More]
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