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Anthrax - Trail of terror
...flying. Prominent voices in the US charge that the anthrax
is so sophisticated it can only have been produc...sare directed at Iraq, which is known to have made anthrax
and other bioweapons. But New Scientist can reveal that the bacteria used in the attacks is not a st...
Anthrax - How to protect ourselves
... crossed. Even if those responsible for the recent anthrax
mailings are caught, another attack could come wit...ical. All vaccines can cause side effects, and the anthrax
one doesn't give full protection against all strains. Researchers are working on better treatments ...
Univ. of Fla. professor: Air cleaning system destroys Anthrax, other pathogens
... dust mites and mold spores also destroys airborne anthrax
and other pathogenic microbes, says the University... successfully tested against a close cousin of the anthrax
bacteria and could be installed relatively inexpensively and quickly in office and home heating and ...
Researchers announce anthrax breakthrough
... found the receptor -- a docking structure -- that anthrax
toxin binds to in order to enter cells. The find... consists of a single protein the researchers call anthrax
toxin receptor (ATR). By genetically engineering a portion of ATR, the scientists have also produc...
Researchers discover secrets of Anthrax's killer toxin
...of researchers announced today key features of how anthrax
toxin destroys cells. In back-to-back papers in t...iscoveries offer new ways to investigate potential anthrax
treatments. The papers appear in a special advance online publication of the journal. Several types...
Anthrax is just the beginning
...ge of Health Sciences, says that though the use of anthrax
as a bioterrorist weapon is haunting, it is not ne...errorist mailings and ensuring the availability of anthrax
antibiotics and vaccines, he believes it is imperative that government accelerates work on protectio...
New DNA-base vaccine approach protects mice against anthrax
... injected with fragments of DNA from anthrax
bacteria can be immunized agai... bacteria responsible for causing anthrax
-Bacillus anthracis - the researchers were able to successfu...
Potential new anthrax therapy discovered
...in the April 27 Science suggests a mutation in the anthrax
toxin, which prevents poisoning, may lead to a dou...ctive therapy than currently available. Death from anthrax
is due to the toxin produced by the bacteria. In its airborne form, just a teaspoonful of anthrax
Decoy molecule that fights food poisoning might help defeat other toxins
...e feels that the similarities between staph toxin, anthrax
toxin and an HIV protein called gp120 indicate that the same decoy technique could be used to block the spread of them all. A decoy modified to fight HIV, for example, would battle the gp120 protein that allows the virus' expansion, but should not be...
Biological warfare: an emerging threat in the 21st century
... breathing in large numbers can lead to inhalation anthrax
- a disease that usually is fatal unless treated w...the treaty before the advent of World War II, when anthrax
and other bioweapons were secretly being developed by both countries - as well as by Germany, the U....
..., who now works on developing novel treatments for anthrax
for the defence contractor Hadron in Virginia, says this highlights the drawback of working on vaccines against bioweapons rather than treatments. "I'd say any vaccine could be overcome by one or another genetically engineered virus or bacterium," he...
Sandia Decontamination Foam May Be Tomorrow's Best First Response In A Chem-Bio Attack
... (VX, mustard, and soman) and killed a simulant of anthrax
-- thetoughest known biological agent. Against the anthrax
simulant, the foam achieved what the researchers call a7-log kill -- after one hour only one anthrax...
Hopkins Center For Civilian Biodefense Studies Co-Sponsors Symposium On Medical/Public Health Response To Bioterrorism
...cern that it might entice someone to try spreading anthrax
or some otherbiological weapon. However, events of...at are the possible scenarios involving the use of anthrax
and smallpox incivilianpopulations? The symposium is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for ...
New Anti-Microbial Agent Destroys Anthrax
...ores both in a culture dish and in mice exposed to anthrax
through askin incision. James R. Baker Jr., M.D.,...ronment," Baker said. BCTP's effectiveness against anthrax
spores is especially significant, becausethey are so difficult to kill. "Spores are like freeze-dri...
Animal And Human Health Symposium Scheduled At Virginia Tech
...n poultry, "Mad Cow Disease," rabiesepidemics, and anthrax
threats in biological warfare are just a few of theissues that have recently catapulted veterinary medicine into the headlines. "Veterinary medicine protects and enriches human life by promoting thequality of our food supply, controlling infe...
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