Military learned threat of bioweapons with secret tests

...biological weapons program at Fort Detrick, Md., wanted to see how easy...During the 1950s and '60s, Fort Detrick scientists pulled similar stunts...In August 1949, operatives from Fort Detrick slipped themselves and their equipment...

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Scientists say federal bioweapons push has big risks

...Infectious Diseases at Maryland's Fort Detrick. The government is already going ahead with additional labs at Fort Detrick and in Hamilton, Mont. "What...niaid.nih.gov/biodefense Fort Detrick: http://www.usamriid.army...

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Research panel: lie detectors too inaccurate for national security use

...its agents as a result of the Robert Hanssen spy case. The agency also has been administering lie detection tests at Fort Detrick, Md., and Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, bases with stores of anthrax. Nuclear plant workers also are getting the...

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Military milestones

...High School, a student at Augusta State University and son of Elwood N. Dixon, of Augusta, and Althea Dixon, of Fort Detrick, Md., has graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Leader Development and Assessment Course at Fort...

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Scientist says anthrax spores will not identify killer

...growth mediums and that there are many ways to purify and dry it. Patrick led the Army's biological weapons program at Fort Detrick until the program ended in 1969. Since then, he has worked as an adviser and consultant on biological warfare issues...

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Command changes at Army medical center

...Command to Col. Donald M. Bradshaw during ceremonies at Fort Gordon on Thursday. Brig. Gen. Schoomaker will move to Fort Detrick, Md., where he will serve as commanding general of the Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and the chief...

Ghost of terrorism past

...Richard Jewell"? Now, the government says it had the real culprit: Bruce Ivins, a government biodefense scientist at Fort Detrick, Md. Unfortunately, Ivins' case will never be tried. He apparently killed himself last Tuesday as investigators...

Search narrows for first effective SARS treatment

...decision was made this week after testing at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Md., found no evidence that the drug has any effect against SARS virus growing in tissue cultures. Dr. Catherine...

Scientists identify medicines that may cure smallpox

...theories in lab animals. Most of this is overseen by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Md., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. It is done at the CDC's high-security labs...

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Single smallpox case would trigger tracking

...officials that a patient should be tested for smallpox, a test that can be confirmed only at CDC or at the Army's Fort Detrick, Md. If smallpox were confirmed, he or she would be quarantined immediately. CDC Director Jeffrey Koplan would send...

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