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    Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Chemical and Biological Technologies Department      

    Ft. Belvoir, VA, US  

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    Recent Videos

    Cloudy With a Chance of Melioidosis

    Cloudy With a Chance of Melioidosis

    08.29.2018 | Courtesy Video
    How does weather influence the spread of disease-causing bacteria? Researchers at @UCLA and DTRA wanted to find out. http://bit.ly/2Lhn6xH
    Bats Help Solve the Marburg Mystery

    Bats Help Solve the Marburg Mystery

    06.14.2018 | Courtesy Video
    Could bats help cure diseases? New research suggests it's possible! Exploring the difference between bat and human antiviral response, researchers...
    2017 CBD S&T Conference Wrap-Up

    2017 CBD S&T Conference Wrap-Up

    02.02.2018 | Courtesy Video
    The 2017 CBD S&T Conference brought 1,400 scientists, program managers and leaders together from across the globe to make the world safer by...

    Recent News Stories

    Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

    Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

    11.16.2018 | Courtesy Story
    Innovation, infrastructure, animatronics, international collaboration — what do these things have in common? They’re revolutionizing U.S. and...

    On the Horizon of Development: Taking Stock of Our...

    10.15.2018 | Courtesy Story
    The Joint Science and Technology Office (JSTO) Science Review (JSR) fosters collaboration, cooperation and innovation by allowing program managers and senior leadership to understand the latest warfighter-driven technologies in development.

    The Ultimate Challenge: Saving Warfighter Lives

    09.28.2018 | Courtesy Story
    This isn’t competing in the Ironman or climbing Mount Everest — this challenge was designed to save warfighter lives. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s Chemical and Biological Technologies Department created the 24 Month Challenge with the goal of taking diagnostic technology from concept to the field. It puts easy-to-use tools in the hands of warfighters to detect and diagnose biological threats.

    New Drug Strikes Nerve Agent

    08.21.2018 | Courtesy Story
    Used in many attacks such as the 1995 Tokyo subway incident, multiple Syrian chemical strikes and several assassinations, horrifying nerve agent assaults are becoming more common for both civilians and warfighters. Although medical countermeasures exist to sustain life after organophosphate (OP) nerve agent exposure, the risk of brain damage, behavioral and neurological disorders due to prolonged seizures persist. The Defense Threat Reduction...

    Recent Publications

    JSTO in the News - 10.16.2018

    JSTO in the News - 10.16.2018

    The Building Blocks of Protection: DNA Vaccines; Ring of Hope: New Vaccine Rounds Up Ebola; On the Horizon of Development: Taking Stock of Our Science
    JSTO in the News - 08.21.2018

    JSTO in the News - 08.21.2018

    New Drug Strikes Nerve Agent, Today's Forecast: Cloudy With A Chance of Melioidosis, Engineered Enzymes: A New Way to Detox
    JSTO in the News - 07.17.2018

    JSTO in the News - 07.17.2018

    Oasis of Data in the SAHARA, A Second Skin for the First Layer of Defense, Before the Battlefield: Competition Spurs Warfighter Innovations
    JSTO in the News - 06.27.2018

    JSTO in the News - 06.27.2018

    Bat Detectives: Solving the Marburg Mystery; Blurring Science and Data Offers Clear Results in the Field, Trading Lap Coats and Goggles for MOPP...
    JSTO in the News - 05.23.2018

    JSTO in the News - 05.23.2018

    A Breath of Fresh Air: Botulism Antidote in Development; Preparedness In A Patch: Therapeutic Delivery in a CLIP; Brain Teaser: How Do We Defend...

    Recent Images

    Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

    Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto

    11.16.2018 | Courtesy Photo
    Porton Man is a sensor-equipped mannequin capable of detecting and evaluating the impact of chemical and biological agents on warfighter uniforms,...
    Next-Generation DNA Delivery Devices

    Next-Generation DNA Delivery Devices

    10.15.2018 | Courtesy Photo
    A number of DNA vaccine delivery devices are in commercial development which have the potential to overcome these logistical burdens. Several of...
    Ebola Virus Disease

    Ebola Virus Disease

    10.15.2018 | Courtesy Photo
    When Ebola virus disease (EVD) reared its head in May in the Congo, the world was armed with the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine thanks to interagency...
    Oasis of Data in the SAHARA

    Oasis of Data in the SAHARA

    07.17.2018 | Courtesy Photo
    The Climate SOM Process within SAHARA, including mapping and training phases. The training phase includes interim steps which feedback to...