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32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D

...c resistance, and to provide potential therapeutic agents in the event of a bioterrorist attack. RheoGene, Inc. (Norristown, Pa.) Novel Technologies for Adult Stem Cell TherapeuticsDevelop novel techniques for site-specific insertion and control of therapeutic genes in human adult neural stem cells t...

Commandeering cellular machinery: recognition mechanism to detect small molecules

...spital emergency room to rapidly test for chemical agents in the blood of an unconscious patient. "If we could take the receptors, express them and put them into a device where there is a color change or another signal produced, we could potentially detect small molecules in a robust way that could compleme...

A treatment, not a cure: Calcium silicate neutralizes an acidic stream

... quick to comment that, "Manually adding buffering agents to acidic streams will never solve the acid rain problem. At most, it is a way to buy time until the real solution emerges-- a reduction in air pollution." He goes on to warn that, "Viewing calcium applications as a prescriptive cure for acid rain i...

Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection

... the approval of vaccines and drugs for biological agents in cases where efficacy data in humans cannot be obtained. In 1999, a study group convened by the U.S. Institute of Medicine recommended that variola research be conducted, and a research plan was approved by the WHO to develop an animal model of th...

HHS awards $232 million in biodefense contracts for vaccine development

...evelopment of new vaccines against three potential agents of bioterrorism: smallpox, plague and tularemia. ...he development of vaccines against the most deadly agents of bioterrorism," said Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of NIAID. "These important new contracts re...

Cooperation to create a new tuberculosis vaccine

...te the cellular immune response against infectious agents much more efficiently than other current vaccines. MOLOGEN CEO Prof. Burghardt Wittig states: "From the successful results obtained with our DNA vaccines against the parasite causing leishmaniasis we assume that our technology can also protect agains...

Protein protecting brain from toxins also blocks some chemotherapy from reaching tumors

...iving these agents, the effectiveness of these new agents could be significantly compromised." Other authors of this study are Markos Leggas, Masashi Adachi, Daxi Sun, Guoqing Du, Kelly E. Mercer, Yanli Zhuang, John C. Panetta, Brad Johnston and Clinton F. Stewart (St. Jude); George L. Scheffer and Rik J....

UF scientists have bionanotechnology recipe to find elusive bacteria

...a crucial early warning alarm for bacteria used as agents of bioterrorism and for early disease diagnosis. ...ct a wide variety of bacteria used as bioterrorism agents in food, clinical and environmental samples and can be used to detect disease in its earliest stages...

Environmental exposures before and after birth can harm children's lungs

...lnerable to damage caused by inhaled environmental agents during the prenatal period," said Rachel L. Miller, MD, the study's lead author at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health, part of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY. "This study indicates that t...

Health, food, new technologies featured during ACS meeting Oct. 17-20 in Peoria, Ill.

...: Honey offers healthy alternative to sweetening agents Soda, Halloween candy and other food products that contain high-fructose corn syrup and other sweeteners could one day get a fresh makeover using honey, researchers say. Scientists at the University of Illinois in Urbana say the ancient sweetener m...

Manipulation of epigenome turns off as many genes as it turns on

... stopped. But the new work shows that while the agents tested do restart cancer-suppressing genes, they a... Much to the team's surprise, both chemical agents -- one methyl-based and one chromosome-based -- created similar patterns of changes in gene expressi...

New DNA repair enzyme makes mistakes to save lives of cells

...ys, environmental toxins, radiation from X-rays or agents in chemotherapy and the source determines which enzyme is involved and its technique for repair. For instance, normal wear and tear on a cell can cause a base to break off the DNA strand, and enzymes, including POL-Q, repair the DNA by inserting bas...

Wendell Berry to give 'Renewing Husbandry' lecture during scientific meetings in Seattle

...clude scientists, researchers, academia, extension agents and students. Featured scientific topics include: Farming for More Nutritious Foods Genomics and Plant Breeding Plant Diversity Fertilizing Crops Precision Conservation, Precision Agriculture International Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals and H...

A clear view of mycobacterial infection

..., given the relative sizes of bacterial infectious agents and the animals they infect. But on closer examination it is more often a chess match between two skilled opponents who have the uncanny ability to anticipate each other's moves. An example is provided by the interaction between Mycobacterium tubercu...

Agrobiosecurity and You: Topic of scientific meeting in Seattle

...clude scientists, researchers, academia, extension agents and students. Featured scientific topics include: Farming for More Nutritious Foods Genomics and Plant Breeding Plant Diversity Fertilizing Crops Precision Conservation, Precision Agriculture International Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals and H...

Red wine mist? Resveratrol shows potential effects against COPD, asthma, arthritis

...he estrogen or glucocorticoid receptor; thus these agents might be beneficial in inflammatory diseases where glucocorticosteroids have proved to be ineffective, such as COPD, steroid-resistant asthma, and arthritis. These compounds may provide candidate molecules for the development of novel anti-inflammato...

Research confirms that vCJD prions can be removed from blood

...ompany also provides products to remove infectious agents including viruses, bacteria and prions from biologicals used for the manufacture of medicines....

Southeastern Center for Emerging Biologic Threats (SECEBT) presents infectious disease conference

...SECEBT in 2002 as a partnership to combat biologic agents with increasing potential for harm, believing that the war against dangerous biologic agents is fought with knowledge, research and communication. The center's members collaborate on basic res...

Virginia Tech, TIGR sign memorandum for new alliance

...e study of pathogens that are considered biothreat agents or are associated with emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases. Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech and its partners also operate one of the eight BRCs. "There are clearly many areas of mutual interest and complementary capabilitie...

MIDI, Inc receives Official Methods(SM) status for the confirmatory ID of the anthrax pathogen

... contains entries for other potential bioterrorism agents that cause diseases such as bubonic plague, tulare... the same time proactively screening for potential agents of bioterrorism. Suspicion of a bioterrorism agent is not required for effective use of the system....

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