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BMC develops protocol for preserving forensic evidence after a terrorist attack

Boston Medical Center (BMC) pathologists have developed a set of protocols for processing and preserving forensic evidence, such as shrapnel, bullets and other projectiles, in surgical specimens (i.e. amputated limbs, injured organs, etc.) after a terrorist attack based on lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombing. Their findings are published online  Read More »

CDC using new technology to track Blue Bell listeria cases

The government is relying on some new technology — as well as a bit of luck — to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.  

Iowa Farm To Kill 5 Million Chickens In Effort To Contain Avian Flu : The Two-Way : NPR

A farm in Iowa is going to destroy more than five million of its chickens in an attempt to curb the spread of the highly infectious avian flu. The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the H5N2 avian influenza outbreak Monday, adding that the agency says that there is little chance that humans  Read More »

Full Circle: Chlorine Now Chemical Weapon of Choice in Syria

Exactly one century ago Wednesday, German troops opened the taps on a line of chlorine tanks to send a poisonous cloud drifting across no man’s land and into World War I Allied trenches. The gas blinded soldiers and made them retch, vomit and choke, combining with bodily fluids to destroy their  Read More »

Biotech High School Ranked #8 In U.S., #1 In New Jersey

Biotechnology High, located in Freehold Township, was ranked the state’s top high school by an annual report of U.S. News & World Report. The school fared well in the national rankings, too, coming in at number eight in the country.