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Potential vaccine developed for deadly leishmaniasis disease
...eclinical trials. Other candidate vaccines against anthrax
and tuberculosis are at an earlier stage of development. One major drawback with carbohydrate vaccines is the difficulty in getting them to produce a strong immune response. Vaccine manufacturers achieve this by adding a booster substance an adjuvan...
Newly discovered protein kills anthrax bacteria by exploding their cell walls
... a newly discovered protein could be used to fight anthrax
infections and even decontaminate areas in which anthrax
spores have been released. "Anthrax is the most efficient biowarfare agent. Its spores are stable an...
Georgia Tech computer program designed to halt pandemics installed in Georgia
...t in Georgia, and the county ran a very successful anthrax
drill last year. Lee used RealOpt to help DeKalb test and improve its existing bioterror preparedness plan. RealOpt takes the numerous variables associated with a health care department's treatment of a very large group of people, and through large-...
Quantum dot method rapidly identifies bacteria
...fying very small numbers of diverse bacteria, from anthrax
to E. coli, has been developed by scientists from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Described in the March 28 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,* the work could lead ...
Purdue project could help pets serve as disease watchdogs
...s originally designed to alert people to potential anthrax
or plague outbreaks. New findings on tests of the program are detailed in the current edition of Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, a medical journal that focuses on diseases transmitted to humans by vectors such as mosquitoes or directly from anima...
Driver of anthrax toxicity could lead to late-stage therapy
...4 Cell reports the discovery of a gene that drives anthrax
bacteria's toxic effects. The gene could offer a p...rapies might have the potential to protect against anthrax
during the late stages of the disease, after antibiotics have lost their therapeutic value, they add...
Soil erosion threatens environment and human health
...t 20 human infectious disease organisms, including anthrax
Biggest physics meeting of the year
...so show that the nanopore of a protein secreted by anthrax
may provide the basis of new technologies for quickly detecting anthrax
in blood samples, measuring the levels of toxins in the body, and studying the effectiveness of ther...
Companies license real-time pathogen detection technology developed at Kent State, NEOUCOM
... that can quickly detect harmful microbes, such as anthrax
or plague. There are a host of potential applications for this technology, including environmental protection, homeland security and medical diagnoses. Christopher Woolverton, Ph.D., Kent State associate professor of biological sciences, Gary D. Nie...
Anthrax spores may survive water treatment
...on methods in the unlikely event of the release of anthrax
in the water supply. Researchers report their fin...purpose of this study was to determine the fate of anthrax
spores in a drinking water system that uses chlorine as a disinfectant. Though researchers have som...
NYAS China Conference reveals latest advances in biomedical sciences
...of low-impact diseases like smallpox, plague, and anthrax
are distracting attention and funding from diseases like tuberculosis and HIV-AIDS, which continue to have devastating effects around the world. Genomic Medicine: Zhu Chen, vice president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and an expert in leukemi...
UCSD study finds anthrax toxins also harmful to fruit flies
Deadly and damaging toxins that allow anthrax
to cause disease and death in mammals have similar...iochemical activities and physiological effects of anthrax
toxins. Learning how these toxins attack developing and adult tissues is important because it can he...
Argonne researchers contribute 1000th structure
..., and infections by human pathogens causing staph, anthrax
and other infectious diseases. Among the characte...d to human disease -- including cancer, the deadly anthrax
bacterium and the common cold virus -- 150 from human pathogens and 210 more with biotechnological a...
Pair of studies offer new clues to combat antibiotic resistance
... pathway, she says. Gram-positive bacteria include anthrax
and other strains that cause upper respiratory infections and sepsis. In comparison to gram-negative bacteria, they are generally considered easier to control with antibiotics. "Antibiotic resistance is a huge problem that is only going to get worse....
Typhoid fever led to the fall of Athens
...eral diseases, including bubonic plague, smallpox, anthrax
and measles have been implicated in the emergence and spread of this epidemic. A mass burial pit unearthed in the Kerameikos ancient cemetery of Athens and dated back to the time of the historical outbreak, provided the required skeletal material fo...
An elephant tail
...re manufactured and even where bacteria similar to anthrax
were cultured. Cerling, meanwhile, has used the method to learn about prehistoric climates and environments. He has estimated how carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere varied over time millions of years ago by analyzing the proportions of diff...
UCF, NIH study: Effective, safe anthrax vaccine can be grown in tobacco plants
vaccine to inoculate everyone in the United States...neering of tobacco plants survived lethal doses of anthrax
administered later by National Institutes of Health researchers. The results of the NIH-funded study...
Poison + water = hydrogen. New microbial genome shows how
...bacterium that causes anthrax. Sporulation allows anthrax
to be used as a bioweopon because the spores are r...those of other spore-making species, including the anthrax
pathogen, Eisen and colleagues identified what may be the minimal biochemical machinery necessary fo...
New antibody shows promise as cure for anthrax
A new anthrax
antibody engineered by scientists at The Universit... at Austin protects and defends against inhalation anthrax
without the use of antibiotics and other more expensive antibodies. The high-affinity antibody, an a...
War on terror meets war on cancer
...t the oxygen isotope ratios in bacteria similar to anthrax
reflected the ratios of the water in which they were cultured, providing clues to where the bacteria were grown. The method also has been used to track the source of explosives favored by terrorists, and has been proposed as a way to use hair sampl...
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