HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Biological and chemical agents in terrorism examined at AAN Annual Meeting

HONOLULU, HI (March 31, 2003) - The neurological effects of bioterrorism and the history of biological warfare will be examined at the American Academy of Neurology 55th Annual Meeting taking place this week in Honolulu.

On Tuesday, April 1, "Biological Toxins in War and Terrorism - An Historical Overview" will be presented by Shrikant Mishra, MD, Department of Neurology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Mishra will present the historical perspective of biological toxins used in warfare and global terrorism, from ancient to contemporary times. He will focus on such biological toxins as anthrax, smallpox, and botulinum toxin, their use in war and as terrorist weapons of mass destruction.

"The recent insurgence of national and international terrorism is a potential threat to the world as a whole," says Mishra. "Lessons learned from the past will be a guiding force for the future. Early recognition and elimination of these sources, and prompt treatment of exposure to biological toxins is essential for saving humanity."

A seminar on "Bioterrorism and Neurology" on Thursday, April 3 will focus on developing bioterrorism response plans for local hospitals and clinics, which would be expected to manage neurological complications of botulism, smallpox, anthrax and nerve gases. Faculty members for this program have expertise in both the clinical and basic science aspects of bioterrorism. Each of them has had experience as "preparedness" educators in their own practice settings: a U.S. Army hospital, a Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and an Indian Health Service Medical Center. This program is designed to prepare neurologists to be better educators on the neurological issues related to bioterrorism. Participants will learn the emergency medical management of patients exposed to biological warfare agents and nerve gases, and also learn about current basic research aimed to develop neuroprotective agents against the weapons of
'"/>

Contact: Marilee Reu
mreu@aan.com
651-695-2789
American Academy of Neurology
31-Mar-2003


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Biological oceanographers examine regime shifts in complex marine ecosystems
2. Biological computer diagnoses cancer and produces drug in a test tube
3. Biological cause of one form of blindness identified by SLU researchers
4. Biological trick reveals key step in melatonins regulation
5. Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences to offer forum
6. Biological clock more influenced by temperature than light
7. Systematics at a Crossroads: Biological and Philosophical Arguments
8. Biological Challenges to Humanity: Emerging and Re-emerging Pathogens
9. Biological evidence can persuade people to change unhealthy habits
10. Biological warfare: an emerging threat in the 21st century
11. Biological clock gene in bees found to have another function

Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/24/2014)... world,s oceans play a crucial role in the ... ecosystems and atmosphere. Now scientists at Scripps Institution ... a leap forward in understanding the microscopic underpinnings ... dioxide to make new cells, a substantial portion ... sea as a buffet of edible molecules collectively ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... EAST LANSING, Mich. --- New research shows that cells ... than scientists originally thought. Even when missing critical components, ... in an alternative way. , In a study published ... of researchers at Michigan State University showed that cells ... duplicate their DNA. , "Our genetic information is stored ...
(Date:4/24/2014)... pleased to announce that it has assumed ownership of ... University of Wisconsin. , The Journal of ... journal that publishes papers on all aspects of the ... molecular to the ecological -- as well as their ... individuals and institutions, and it provides a reasonably priced ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Microscopic organism plays a big role in ocean carbon cycling, Scripps scientists discover 2Microscopic organism plays a big role in ocean carbon cycling, Scripps scientists discover 3Cell resiliency surprises scientists 2ESA to publish the Journal of Insect Science 2
(Date:1/14/2014)... January 14, 2014 In recent years, ... and methods in product development and promotion has led ... This mistrust, fueled by concerns about the insidious impact ... reports of spectacular fines to the world’s biggest pharmas ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Global Record Systems, LLC, (GRS), a ... for patients, physicians, the biopharmaceutical industry, regulators, payers, ... signing of a three-year Research Collaboration Agreement (RCA) ... This initiative is designed to generate disruptive ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Bellingham, Washington, USA, and Cardiff, UK (PRWEB) January 13, ... and photonics technology development leader with more than 20 ... international society for optics and photonics . Hainsey will ... “We are delighted to have Dr. Hainsey join SPIE ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 During the 1600’s through the ... “The Doctor’s Plague.” In this time period, doctors did not ... at times, to the death of vulnerable patients. In the ... that they may be unwittingly transmitting herpes viruses to their ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 2The Sunshine Act: Necessary Regulation or Unnecessary Dysregulation? New Life Science Webinar Hosted by Xtalks and IRB Services 3Global Record Systems Announces Research Collaboration Agreement with FDA to Create a Novel “Big Data” Paradigm for Collection of Patient Safety and Outcomes Information 2Photonics R&D Leader Bob Hainsey Joins SPIE Technical Staff 2Study: Fatigued Medical Interns Infect Their Patients with Herpes Viruses; The CBCD Sees a Parallel with “The Doctor’s Plague” 2Study: Fatigued Medical Interns Infect Their Patients with Herpes Viruses; The CBCD Sees a Parallel with “The Doctor’s Plague” 3
Cached News: