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Biosecurity and Global Health

Biosecurity and global health will heavily impact global security in the coming decades and pose important challenges for international cooperation. The relationship between bioengineering and public health and international security is attracting increased interest among scholars and policymakers alike.

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October 15th, 2013

Relman: Should scientists publish discoveries at the risk of misuse?

CISAC, FSI Stanford in the news: Journal of Infectious Diseases on October 7, 2013

In this commentary in the Journal of Infectious Diseases and a CISAC audio podcast, microbiologist and CISAC co-director David Relman discusses the discovery of a new, eighth botulinum neurotoxin and whether scientists should publish their findings. Read more »



October 3rd, 2013

Relman is awarded NIH innovation grant for microbial research

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

CISAC co-director David Relman, professor of microbiology and immunology at the Stanford School of Medicine, has been awarded a $6.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to to examine the effects of perturbations in the microbial ecology of humans. Read more »



September 10th, 2013

Relman: We need new tactics against drug-resistant infections

CISAC in the news

CISAC's Relman tells Stanford Magazine that a new bill before Congress could make it easier and faster to deliver drugs to patients hit hard with drug-resistant infections. Wrapping up his presidency of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Relman says the health threat from antibiotic-resistant microbes is its No. 1 concern. Read more »



September 4th, 2013

Perry Fellows take on the policy of bioengineering, military doctrine and nuclear deterrence

CISAC News

The incoming William J. Perry Fellows will focus on key security topics: governance and best practices in bioengineering; nuclear deterrence policy in the 21st century; and foreign military interventions and counterinsurgency doctrine. Read more »



June 19th, 2013

Stanford's Drew Endy honored as White House Champion of Change

CISAC News

CISAC's Drew Endy has been honored at the White House as a "Champion of Change." The award is given to experts and researchers who promote the use of open scientific data and publications for the benefit of humanity. Endy was recognized for his trailblazing work as an advocate of public domain biotechnology. Read more »



June 18th, 2013

CISAC Honors students: The next generation of global thinkers

CISAC News

Join the 2013 Honors Program students on graduation day and learn more about the students and where they're headed in this interactive social media story. Read more »



May 3rd, 2013

Tracking North Korean nuclear sites with cloud computing

CISAC News

Analysts at CISAC, together with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, are playing a leading role in deriving new and timely information of global security relevance from a variety of open-source geospatial tools. Read more »




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