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The Global Bioeconomy in 2008: A Year of Living Dangerously? By James Newcomb
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What major developments and possible surprises lie ahead for the bioeconomy in 2008? Bio-era forsees an exceptionally volatile year ahead in global agricultural commodity markets, with significant... More > long-term implications for the biofuels industry and other parts of the bioeconomy.< Less
Biology and Borders: SARS and the New Economics of Biosecurity By James Newcomb
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This is a bio-era analysis of the SARS outbreak, and its broader significance for the challenge of new emerging diseases, and biosecurity as a whole.
Economic Opportunities and Benefits of Implementing One World-One Health Strategies for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention By James Newcomb
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Prepared on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada. Countries that adopt integrated approaches to health promotion and disease prevention for humans, domestic animals, and wildlife may be able... More > to reap significant net economic benefits compared with traditional approaches that are more fragmented and less effective. Emerging infectious diseases in humans and animals are imposing billions of dollars of economic damages to economies around the world. Prevention and management of disease outbreaks can play a significant role in a nation’s overall economic performance. For example, even though relatively few Canadians were infected by the 2003 SARS outbreak in Canada, the disease significantly affected the country’s overall economic performance in the second quarter of that year.< Less
Economic Impact of Selected Infectious Diseases By James Newcomb
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Bio-era estimated the economic impacts of selected emerging infectious diseases occurring between 1995 and 2008 based on information available from government and academic studies, news reports, and... More > direct communications with health experts. Our approach has been to estimate, where possible, the full range of economic impacts caused by disease outbreaks including the direct, indirect, and systemic costs of disease outbreaks.< Less
Biology and Borders -- Avian Flu: Evolving New Approaches to Emerging Diseases - March 2004 By James Newcomb
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This is bio-era's first report on the outbreak in 2004 of H5N1 Avian Influenza in Southeast Asia.
Monitoring, Surveillance and Response to Emerging Infectious Diseases: Opportunities for Public Private Partnerships By James Newcomb
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Technological advances in disease surveillance and monitoring, coupled with innovative public-private partnerships, are opening new avenues for infectious disease control and prevention. Integrated... More > approaches to understanding disease emergence factors spanning human, domestic animal, and wildlife populations are gaining support and creating alignment among diverse institutions and stakeholders. These stakeholders include the food industry, the wildlife conservation community, government agencies responsible for human and animal health, and other organizations, ranging from the high tech industry to pharmaceutical companies.< Less
A Plague of Frogs: What Does the Battle over Atrazine Mean for Agriculture and Agrochemicals? By James Newcomb
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stands at the center of a storm over the re-registration of atrazine, one of the most widely used herbicides in the world. Atrazine is being reviewed as part... More > of EPA’s ongoing program to evaluate older pesticides to ensure that they meet current health and environmental safety standards; the agency’s review entails a comprehensive reassessment of existing restrictions on the use of the herbicide. Recent scientific reports have suggested that atrazine disrupts the hormonal systems of certain amphibians, and may be linked to worldwide population declines among these species. These studies have been challenged by other scientists, however, who claim that the evidence of such effects is inconclusive.< Less
U.S. Economic Impact of Advanced Biofuels Production: Perspectives to 2030 By James Newcomb
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The U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for transportation fuels sets minimum levels of renewable fuels that must be blended into gasoline and other transportation fuels from 2006 to 2022. Specific... More > requirements for blending advanced biofuels, including cellulosic biofuels and biomass-based biodiesel, begin at 0.6 billion gallons per year in 2009 and rise to 21 billion gallons in 2022. The RFS levels for advanced biofuels production will drive the creation of a major new industry, creating a foundation for future technology development and commercial growth.< Less
Economic Risks Associated with an Influenza Pandemic By James Newcomb
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Prepared Testimony of James Newcomb, Managing Director for Research, Bio Economic Research Associates before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - November 9, 2005
Biology and Borders: SARS and the New Economics of Biosecurity By James Newcomb
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This is a bio-era analysis of the SARS outbreak, and its broader significance for the challenge of new emerging diseases, and biosecurity as a whole.

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