Genome sciences building evacuated after chemical spill

by jeeg 9. December 2010 19:28
The William H. Foege Building was evacuated yesterday after a chemical spill at around 5:45 p.m. More than a dozen UWPD and Seattle Fire Department (SFD) units, including a hazardous material team, responded to the incident. No one was injured in the spill.   SFD Battallion Chief Michae... [More]

New Virus 'Jumps' From Monkey to Scientist, Causing Serious Illness

by jeeg 25. October 2010 18:58
A never-before detected strain of virus that killed more than one-third of a monkey colony at a U.S. lab appears to have 'jumped' from the animals to sicken a human scientist, researchers report. Although it's an unusual move for that type of virus and does warrant further monitoring, the res... [More]

Biotech Worker Safety

by jeeg 15. August 2010 00:08
How safe is the workplace for those who labor in biotech, or applied technology based on biology? Just ask Steve Zeltzer, chair of the California Coalition for Workers Memorial Day. He organized the first–ever national conference on health and safety issues in the biotech industry in San... [More]
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