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PNNL science, technology help keep America safe
...echnology, detectors can be deployed as unattended biothreat
monitors. Scientists at PNNL demonstrated the BEADS technology to the Energy secretary last week when he visited PNNL. With Navy funding, BEADS is being developed to monitor for infectious diseases that may threaten military personnel, while DOE is...
First step towards detecting exposure to biowarfare agents
...rom human cells induced in response to 8 different biothreat
agents. "The overall objective has been to create a library of host gene expression responses typical of various biological threat and infectious agents and to begin to correlate gene patterns to predict course of impending illness," says Jett. "Ne...
Advance in developing biological strategies to produce hydrogen and sequester carbon dioxide
...hancing our ability to detect and defeat potential biothreat
agents which is important to homeland security. Abraham also announced that he is creating a special subcommittee of the department's Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee to conduct a thorough review of IBEA's research and to reco...
Smallpox in 50-year-old tissues detected by integrated diagnostics approach
...niques that we had been working on for a potential biothreat
agent--and to do it using a real sample of a disease that no longer occurs," said lead author Randal J. Schoepp. The USAMRIID team included Michelle D. Morin, Mark J. Martinez, David A. Kulesh, Lisa Hensley, Thomas W. Geisbert, and Peter B. Jahrling...
Researchers decode genome of rabbit fever pathogen
...vironment, F. tularensis is considered a potential biothreat
agent. Prompt treatment with antibiotics can head off the worst symptoms of tularemia, which is currently fatal in about 2 percent of reported cases. The F. tularensis LVS sequence, consisting of about 1.9 million base pairs, is being published on LL...
TIGR president discusses significance of finding anthrax toxin
"Nature itself is the most capable creator of new biothreat
agents," says Dr. Claire M. Fraser, president of T...ngoing debate about how to deal with potential new biothreat
agents. The study, conducted with collaborators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prev...
Highlights of American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 22-26
...sues. "Anthrax spores represent the most difficult biothreat
agent to clean up," she adds. Canter will discuss the various cleanup approaches used and the costs involved. She also will describe lessons learned, both with respect to responding to possible future bioterrorism attacks and to preparing for and pro...
Researchers improve detection of diverse anthrax strains
...addition, this study established a model for other biothreat
pathogens, and common public health related diseases such as E. coli, Strep, Staph, and Salmonella."...