CASE CLOSED … what really happened in the 2001 anthrax attacks?

* The FBI Should Produce To GAO All Of The Research, Unpublished Or Not, By Dr. Bannan And His Colleagues On Heat Shocking As A Substitute For Use Of Renografin In Purification, To Include Whether Heat Shocking Was Used In Connection With The Fall 2001 Mailings, Whether It Was Used For Intramuscular And Aerosol Challenges Done In USAMRIID Building 1412, And Whether Heat Shocking Was Studied In Connection With Virulence Studies.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on April 23, 2012

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4 Responses to “* The FBI Should Produce To GAO All Of The Research, Unpublished Or Not, By Dr. Bannan And His Colleagues On Heat Shocking As A Substitute For Use Of Renografin In Purification, To Include Whether Heat Shocking Was Used In Connection With The Fall 2001 Mailings, Whether It Was Used For Intramuscular And Aerosol Challenges Done In USAMRIID Building 1412, And Whether Heat Shocking Was Studied In Connection With Virulence Studies.”

  1. DXer said

    Joany Jackman, as part of the JHU-APL project — which was done partly in Building 1412 at USAMRIID and partly elsewhere — used heat shocked Ames spores in connection efforts to detect powderized bacillus anthracis. The work was done as part of the dried aerosol research done at USAMRIID that is described in the redacted 302 interview statements that have been uploaded.

    Were heat-shocked Ames spores used in the decontamination experiment for which the technician’s lab notes and other materials have gone missing?

    Joany Jackman, the DARPA-funded researcher working at USAMRIID on the JHU-APL project, has written a chapter on attribution that explains that a method ideally needs to be able to detect and identify a pathogen contaminated with, for example, dust.

    She authored a chapter, available online, published in 2012, titled “The Microbe: The Basics of Structure, Morphology, and Physiology as They Relate to Microbial Characterization and Attribution.” Did the FBI swab the lab in Building 1412 where she was working for subtilis? Did the FBI swab the labs of the contractors under the JHU-APL project? Dr. Jackman wrote: “Attribution includes not only disease-producing organisms but organisms which may hitchhike with the sample of interest such as … environmental contaminants ( … dust …).” Ivins thought it was an outrageous cover-up that Building 1412 was not swabbed in 2002 at the same time as Building 1425.

    Bruce Ivins thought it was an “incredible coverup” that he was not allowed to swab the Diagnostic Services Division at the same time he swabbed his lab and offices
    Posted on January 10, 2012

    https://caseclosedbylewweinstein.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/bruce-ivins-thought-it-was-an-incredible-coverup-that-he-was-not-allowed-to-swab-the-diagnostic-services-division-at-the-same-time-he-swabbed-his-lab-and-offices-2/

  2. DXer said

    Whose name is redacted here in connection with the scientist who studied heat shocked vs. non-heat shocked material?

  3. DXer said

    Upon inquiry, I am advised by a former chief of bacteriology at USAMRIID that heat shocking is usually done by a heated water bath or dry heat block.

    • DXer said

      Dr. Ivins would shock the dilution that he was going to spray rather than the stock. He was asked the question in the summer of 2001 by a Battelle scientist in connection with a problem that they had with foaming.

      From:
      Sent: Friday, June 15, 2001 12:20 PM
      To: ‘Ivins, Bruce E Dr USAMRIID’
      Subject: RE: Spores and Foaming
      Thanks,
      When you heat shock do you shock the stock or the dilution or both?

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      From: Ivins, Bruce E Dr USAMRIID
      To:
      Subject: RE: Spores and Foaming
      Date: Friday, June 15, 2001 12:26:09 PM
      We shock the dilution that we are going to spray.
      – Bruce

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