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NIAID unveils bioterrorism research agenda
...vilian populations from diseases such as smallpox, anthrax
and plague should they be unleashed intentionally ...search on new vaccines is underway. New Ebola and anthrax
vaccines will soon enter human testing, and research on improved smallpox and tularemia vaccines is ...
UC Berkeley researchers are developing a microsized microscope that can peek inside living cells
... technicians to quickly test even trace amounts of anthrax
or smallpox in the field. It could become a crucial part of a "lab-on-a-chip," where researchers can study genes and proteins in ways unimagined decades ago. Lee is particularly excited by the potential for advancements in medicine possible with a mi...
Statistical analysis of anthrax attack shows outbreak could have been twice as large
...g School of Public Health believe the October 2001 anthrax
attack on the United States could have been much w...ld have contracted the deadly form of inhalational anthrax
if they had not received antibiotic treatment. The study, which appears in March 8, 2002 issue of Sc...
Could the FBI be doing more in the hunt for the anthrax attacker?
THE attacker who sent anthrax
spores through the US mail last autumn may not hav...out the latest attempts to distinguish between the anthrax
cultures held by different labs. But astonishingly, it appears that federal investigators have not y...
Anthrax spores use failsafe protection system, say U-M scientists
...rvious to cold, heat, drought and harsh chemicals, anthrax
spores can remain dormant in the soil for decades....Scientists know very little about what triggers an anthrax
spore to break dormancy. Identifying the biochemical signals that start the process is an important ...
Electrodes and nanoprobes signal new DNA detection method
...s used a synthetic sequence of DNA that models the anthrax
lethal factor to test a technology that could disp...ickly and easily detect biological weapons such as anthrax
and smallpox as well as a wide range of genetic and pathogenic diseases, from genetic markers for ca...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology: February 2002
...veness of Anthrax Vaccine The inclusion of killed anthrax
spores can greatly increase the effectiveness of a...of the journal Infection and Immunity. Currently, anthrax
vaccine technologies licensed for human use are based on a protein, called protective antigen (PA), ...
Scientists develop protein nanoarrays for biological detection
... in the field to detect biological weapons such as anthrax
and smallpox. A report on the protein nanoarrays w...iomolecule. This means that instead of testing for anthrax
DNA, which requires a lot of processing, we might be able to test for the anthrax
spore itself." "Cr...
Virginia Tech and Johns Hopkins invest $10 million to combat major human diseases
...for 25 percent of all deaths worldwide. The recent anthrax
attacks have also reminded us all of the global risk posed by infectious disease, regardless of where it arises -- and of the growing risk from new infectious agents, natural and potentially man-made," says Alfred Sommer, dean of the Johns Hopkins Bl...
Potato technology may help move mail
... in Aberdeen, Idaho, to experiment with destroying anthrax
using ozone. The O3Co. has developed a patented pr... testing their theory with harmless surrogates for anthrax
spores. The ozone tests are just one part of the ongoing research INEEL is conducting to combat terr...
Third piece completes deadly puzzle: Structure of anthrax toxin offers clues to treatment
...of edema factor, one of the three toxins that make anthrax
so deadly. This finding, published in the January...rd designing drugs to block the harmful effects of anthrax
and perhaps other bacterial toxins. Although antibiotics can kill the bacteria, anthrax
Nuclear medicine aids early diagnosis of pulmonary anthrax
...or a clinical trial in the diagnosis of inhalation anthrax
before symptoms become apparent. A report on this ...oclonal antibody in imaging early-stage inhalation anthrax
infection. According to the representatives of the company that has developed the monoclonal antibo...
Update: MMWR; Public health questions about anthrax
...ly Report (MMWR) and current information about the anthrax
investigations Brief remarks followed by media Q/A. WHEN: Thursday, December 6, 2001; 12 Noon 12:45 PM EST WHERE: At your desk, by toll-free conference line: Dial 866-254-5942Teleconference name: CDC WHY: Get the most recent informa...
Both shape and size matter in tiny world of nanoparticles
...diagnostic labels, lighting up when target DNA of anthrax
or HIV, for example is present. By developing nanoprisms made of different materials and with varying shapes and sizes, a large number of multicolor diagnostic labels could become available. Once the technology is optimized, biodetectors incorporati...
Anthrax genome may contain new clues to fight infection, says Science 'Functional Genomics' article
...sciencemag.org Functional Genomics The completed anthrax
genome--expected within the next few months--shoul...g online 15 November 2001. Bacteria related to the anthrax
species bear trademark genes encoded in plasmids, circular molecules made of DNA that replicate inde...
Researchers examine deaths of two postal workers
...on, D.C. postal workers who died from inhalational anthrax
as the result of the bioterrorism attack. Both pos... clinicians face in distinguishing the symptoms of anthrax
from a number of other common illnesses. The report also emphasizes the need for better communicatio...
Stanford scientists to probe inner workings of remarkable microbe
As concern mounts over the spread of anthrax
and other types of germ warfare, it is worth bearing in mind that many microbes have the potential to benefit humanity. A Stanford research team has received a $2.5 million federal grant to study one such microorganism - the bacterium Caulobacter cre...
CDC update about anthrax investigations
...discuss current information about CDCs response to anthrax
investigations. Brief remarks followed by media Q/A. WHEN: Wednesday, November 7, 2001; 12 Noon 12:45 PM EST WHERE: At your desk, by toll-free conference line: Dial 866-254-5942Teleconference name: CDC/anthrax International media should call (6...
Sandia-developed formulation among products selected to help rid U.S. facilities of anthrax
...Laboratories to help rid Capitol Hill buildings of anthrax
this week. Cleanup workers have taken quantities o...ials, the formulation was effective against viable anthrax
spores and chemical warfare agents. In lab tests at Sandia it also destroyed simulants of anthrax, ...
Anthrax dectectors are coming
... to sound the alarm when airborne microbes such as anthrax
are in the air. Dr. Jeanne Small, a biophysicist and professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash., has come up with a detector that continuously samples the air, offering analysis in under a half-hour. Our...
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