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Anthrax enzyme images reveal secrets of antibiotic resistance, suggest new drug design
Computer-generated images of a crucial anthrax
bacterium enzyme are helping to solve the mystery ...uch information is especially valuable because the anthrax
bacterium is widely regarded as a potential bioterrorism weapon. The finding could also be the basis...
Researchers improve detection of diverse anthrax strains
...fine the genetic and evolutionary types of several anthrax
isolates with extremely high resolution. The res...terial for highly specific and sensitive tests for anthrax
in human cases, animal cases and within the environment. Specific and sensitive tests for this patho...
Highlights of American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 22-26
... bioterrorism attacks -- Following the mailing of anthrax
spores to selected members of Congress and the media in 2001, the Environmental Protection Agency was tasked with overseeing the clean-up fumigation of seven sites, including five mail facilities. "Decontamination of civilian sites in the U.S. affect...
Viral proteins may prevent bacterial infections
...ects Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes anthrax
and are currently testing it in animals as an adju...ill eliminate enough bacteria from the blood after anthrax
exposure to extend the window of time during which antibiotic therapy will be effective. ...
Argonne scientists determine structure of staph, anthrax enzyme
...ens survive and flourish. Bacteria like staph and anthrax
need iron to function. But little free iron is ava... The research looks at sortase from both staph and anthrax
more formally, Staphylococcus aureus, and Bacillus anthracis, and concludes that the two are simila...
Wistar-discovered antibody will help diagnose appendicitis
...troSpec's potential as a diagnostic for inhalation anthrax
is being investigated....
Crystal structure for anthrax-cell binding complex
...e crystal structure of the binding complex between anthrax
toxin and one of its host receptors. Inhalation a...sue of Nature offer new leads for the discovery of anthrax
antitoxins that could be used in conjunction with antibiotics to treat late-stage anthrax. In a sur...
New multidisciplinary research tops chemists' meeting Aug. 22-26
...ing buildings: What chemists learned from the 2001 anthrax
attacks Dairy flavor: Can you engineer aged cheese overnight? Assessing the health risks of perchlorate Fuels for the future From the violin to Blackberry: The polymer science of everyday things Swirling chemistry into the paint can The chemist...
TIGR president discusses significance of finding anthrax toxin
...ain of the soil microbe Bacillus cereus containing anthrax
toxin genes. The B. cereus bacterium is most commo...e first time, the significance of the discovery of anthrax
toxin genes in a naturally occurring microbe other than Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that cause...
Nanosphere announces genetic detection advance in Nature Biotechnology
...equences of known biological warfare agents (e.g., anthrax
and plague). The second contract, initiated in February 2004, involves the adaptation of Nanosphere's technology into a field-deployable system that enables emergency first responders and hospital triage personnel to test for hazardous biological tox...
Molecular image of genotoxin reveals how bacteria damage human DNA
...ng molecules to thwart bioterrorism agents such as anthrax
and plague. In the future, the lab might design a drug against the CDT toxin, Stebbins says. "We can screen three million molecules against a particular target in two weeks by computer," says Stebbins. "That's good for finding about 500 molecules tha...
New screening method turns up potential compound for treating anthrax
...d that halts the activity of a deadly toxin called anthrax
lethal factor in laboratory tests. Nature Biot...o research aims to develop a drug that could treat anthrax
after antibiotics become ineffective. The Chicago team discovered that a compound called DS-998 show...
Researchers begin study to protect against anthrax
...seases (NIAID). For most of modern history anthrax
has been a rare disease in people; it's most likel...n two years ago, when several envelopes containing anthrax
spores that bore the hallmark of sophisticated processing were mailed, emptying several office build...
Scripps research scientist wins 2004 Koch Prize
...first person to isolate the cholera vibrio and the anthrax
bacillus, and he won the 1905 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery and subsequent investigations of the tuberculosis bacillus. In winning the Robert Koch Award, Beutler was acknowledged by the foundation for his "groundbreakin...
Researchers identify the pattern of gene-expression changes for tuberculosis in a living host
...hnston and coworkers are now genetically analyzing anthrax
and plague infection in in vivo animal models, gaining more insight into how the potential bioweapons might behave in humans. The genetic analysis also could be applied to previously unknown diseases, like SARS. "By identifying the genes that ...
DNA vaccine protects against anthrax
...RE, MD March 9, 2004 -- A new DNA vaccine against anthrax
provides complete protection against aerosolized s...F) or the protective antigen (PA) component of the anthrax
toxin in order to stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies against those compounds. The re...
Device detects, traps and deactivates airborne viruses and bacteria
...oagents and bioweapons such as the smallpox virus, anthrax
and ricin, and also in routine indoor air ventilation applications such as in buildings and aircraft cabins. Pratim Biswas, Ph.D.,Stifel & Quinette Jens Professor of Environmental Engineering Sciences and head of Environmental Engineering Sciences at...
Viruses may be environmentally friendly decontaminants
...e chlorine dioxide in cleaning up areas exposed to anthrax
spores, according to findings released today at th...their findings. "Decontamination modalities for anthrax
to date have centered on the use of toxic biocides (formaldehyde, chlorine dioxide) or gamma radiati...
Design of composite materials that detect terahertz discovered
...ecause certain chemical and bioterror agents, like anthrax
happen to have a distinct absorption in the terahertz range, and since terahertz can penetrate clothing, it is also of interest for airport screening of weapons and explosives. Terahertz rays could also help pilots guide airplanes in foggy weather be...
VaxGen reports Phase I clinical trial results of anthrax vaccine candidate
...ts Phase I trial of recombinant Protective Antigen anthrax
vaccine, rPA102, at the International Conference o...ompare them to Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed (AVA), the anthrax
vaccine currently licensed for use in the United States. In a presentation titled "Ascending Dose ...
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