Tag: "bioterrorism" at biology news
Emory scientists receive NIH MIDAS grant for computer modeling of infectious diseases
...llpox, SARS, pandemic influenza and other possible bioterrorism
agents or naturally occurring diseases. They also will investigate the interaction of microorganisms with the immune system and how it relates to disease spread through the population. Other grants were awarded to a research group that includes the ...
The search for a safer smallpox vaccine: New data released on promising candidate
...t proportion of the US population. "The threat of bioterrorism
necessitates the development of new and safer vaccines and treatments against likely threat agents," Buller said. The smallpox vaccine candidate, LC16m8, has been licensed for use in Japan since 1980. The live vaccine is produced in a cell culture f...
Molecular image of genotoxin reveals how bacteria damage human DNA
..., which is currently designing 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 ...
Tiny tango: Device sorts microscopic particles with speed and precision
...ng the performance of pharmaceuticals to detecting bioterrorism
agents. Until now there was no way to sort large quantities of molecules or cells by size with such speed and precision, according to the researchers. Current methods separate particles only according to major differences in size and, for ...
Report outlines vision and recommendations for microbiology in the 21st Century
...ould best be eradicated. At present, concerns for bioterrorism
alert the public to the hazards of agents of disease, but the public is not generally aware of the global importance of microbes. With notable exceptions, neither are many scientists in other fields. Commonly, the study of microbes is either neglec...
Proteomic research centers target bioterrorism agents, infectious diseases
...e this data to advance scientific research against bioterrorism
agents and in the diagnosis, prevention, and treat...rts to improve the nation's defense system against bioterrorism
and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases," said Sobral. "VBI's proven computational abilitie...
Managing occupational exposures to potential bioterrorist agents
...eagues at USAMRIID note that research on agents of bioterrorism
is becoming more widespread. At the same time, institutions beginning such work may have limited clinical experience or procedures in place for the medical management of laboratory exposures to these agents. And while information on preventing occupa...
Highlights of American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 22-26
... symposia on decontamination of sites affected by bioterrorism
, new findings about the chemical origins of life...l Chemistry.") Protecting against possible future bioterrorism
attacks -- Following the mailing of anthrax spores to selected members of Congress and the media in...
Identifying tick genes could halt disease, bioterrorism threat
... cases, no cure. These creatures even could become bioterrorism
weapons. To find new ways to control the tiny anim...global health threats these diseases pose. "From a bioterrorism
standpoint, it's pretty clear ticks could transmit a number of diseases that intentionally could be ...
Missing genes may help explain why plague bacteria are so deadly
...ase has long been considered a prime candidate for bioterrorism
because of its extreme virulence and its potential to be spread through the air as well as by infected fleas. To get at the genetic basis for the deadly nature of Y. pestis, the Livermore-led researchers first sequenced the complete genome of Y. pseu...
K-State's National Agricultural Biosecurity Center receives $1.3 Million from Department of Defense
... agencies. "Once we have compiled the agricultural bioterrorism
lessons," Vanier said, "we will adapt existing software and technologies to handle agrosecurity issues and to be used by emergency management personnel at all levels who need to access such agrosecurity information." Plans are to create an integrate...
Anthrax enzyme images reveal secrets of antibiotic resistance, suggest new drug design
...nthrax bacterium is widely regarded as a potential bioterrorism
weapon. The finding could also be the basis for a broad-spectrum antibiotic to treat a variety of other infections that are becoming resistant to these drugs. The team made these discoveries by creating images of the molecular structure of DHPS using...
Wisconsin scientists develop quick botox test
...eat that could underpin new technologies to thwart bioterrorism
and spur the development of agents to blunt the toxic action of the world's most poisonous substance. Writing this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the Wisconsin group, led by UW-Madison physiologist Edwin R. Chapma...
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