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Laura Kahn

Laura H. Kahn

Articles by Laura H. Kahn

8 November 2017
Americas

What should the US national biodefense strategy look like?

Laura H. Kahn

The United States will finally have a coordinated biodefense strategy. Getting it right is essential to saving lives.

5 June 2017
Americas

Why access to health care is a national security issue

Laura H. Kahn

To prevent pandemics and deal with bioterror, health care must be available to all.

24 February 2017

Getting to the root causes of antimicrobial resistance

Laura H. Kahn

Only the “One Health” approach to studying antimicrobial resistance—integrating human, animal, and environmental factors—will ultimately help solve the problem. 

13 December 2016
Americas

Biodefense and the next presidency

Laura H. Kahn

President-elect Trump has the opportunity to make his country safer against biological threats—if he focuses on these five things.

12 September 2016
Americas

Can we remain food secure amid climate change?

Laura H. Kahn

As we work to arrest global warming, we must also mitigate the food security problems it will cause.

1 August 2016
Americas

The unintentional exotic-pet bio-attack on US shores

Laura H. Kahn

Demand for unusual pets has wreaked havoc on ecosystems, with negative effects on human health.

10 May 2016
Americas

If we can't handle seasonal flu, we aren't prepared for bioterror

Laura H. Kahn

We need a better understanding of what motivates people to get vaccines before the next pandemic or bioweapon attack.

28 January 2016
Americas

The human causes of viral outbreaks like Zika

Laura H. Kahn

As another mosquito-borne virus spreads rapidly, we should consider how to prevent the next one.

16 December 2015
AmericasAsia

A Crispr future

Laura H. Kahn

The revolutionary gene-editing technique known as Crispr-Cas9 has the potential to change the world as we know it, which is why we need to oversee this technology with extreme caution. 

15 October 2015
AfricaAmericasAsiaEurope/RussiaMiddle East

Now is the time for another Green Revolution

Laura H. Kahn

Changes in agricultural methods and more scientific research will help stave off global food insecurity.

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