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Taming the anthrax threat

ANN ARBOR, Mich. In the American governments biodefense efforts, the potential for terrorists to cause a deadly anthrax outbreak remains a significant concern, six years after the letter attacks that shook the nation shortly after 9/11. Now, researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School have...

Will the plague pathogen become resistant to antibiotics?

...and present a vital biomedical, public health, and biodefense threat."...

Scientist converts UK nuclear energy policy

...garding bioweapons treaties, risks associated with biodefense labs, and types of dual-use life science research that should raise red flags. ALSO IN THE MARCH/APRIL ISSUE OF THE BULLETIN Small-scale arms control A review of the Control Arms Coalition's report "Arms Without Boarders: Why a Globalised Trade...

ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting

...l government budgeted approximately $4 billion for biodefense research and preparedness and just last month offi... Agency, designed to help speed the development of biodefense countermeasures using an estimated funding of $1 billion dollars in fiscal year 2008. The purpos...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...burden on highly skilled medical practitioners for biodefense vaccination. (J.A. Mikszta, J.P. Dekker III, N.G. Harvey, C.H. Dean, J.M. Brittingham, J. Huang, V.J. Sullivan, B. Dyas, C.J. Roy, R.G. Ulrich. 2006. Microneedle-based intradermal delivery of the anthrax recombinant protective antigen vaccine. In...

Plague proteome reveals proteins linked to infection

...ow promise as detection tools in public health and biodefense and can guide drug and vaccine designers in their quest to disrupt the microbes ability to infect. Y. pestis is the bacterium that caused the infamous Black Death plagues. Fleas are vectors for the disease and can spread it to rodent and human hos...

Tiny Tampa Bay fish key to evolution of immune system

...nderstanding how it does so could lead to improved biodefense and better immune-boosting drugs to fight cancer and disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, say scientists at the University of Florida and the University of South Florida, who reported their findings recently in Nature Immunology. "At a basic leve...

New tool for biology students teaches biosecurity awareness by example

...tant since the U.S. has dramatically increased its biodefense research budget since 2001. To increase awareness ...rrent laws, regulations and treaties that apply to biodefense research. Biology graduate students and post-docs, technicians, and their principal investigators wi...

Study illuminates how the plague bacteria causes disease

...ioweapons program also made the pathogen a primary biodefense concern. Additional medical concerns have arisen from the evolution of multidrug-resistant strains of the plague bacterium found in patients from several locations. The plague bacterium Yersinia pestis is closely related to Y. enterocolitica and Y. ...

Draft environmental impact statement prepared for USAMRIID facilities at Fort Detrick

...Medical Research and Materiel Command, is the lead biodefense laboratory of the Department of Defense (DoD), with unique facilities and expertise to safely conduct critical research, development, testing, and evaluation for medical solutions to protect our armed forces from biological threats they may encounter...

Experimental vaccine protects nonhuman primates when given after exposure to Marburg virus

...medical approaches for difficult public health and biodefense problems."...

Researchers use mass spectrometry to detect norovirus particles

...spectrometric method could potentially be used for biodefense and public health preparedness as a tool for rapidly detecting norovirus--a category B bioterrorism agent--and other viral public health threats. The study is published in the April 2006 edition of Applied and Environmental Microbiology. In simplifie...

Environmental impact statement planned for USAMRIID facilities at Fort Detrick

...Medical Research and Materiel Command, is the lead biodefense laboratory of the Department of Defense (DoD), with unique facilities and expertise to safely conduct critical research, development, testing, and evaluation for medical solutions to protect our armed forces from biological threats they may encounter...

Global effort needed to anticipate and prevent potential misuse of advances in life sciences

... micro-organisms, the report says. "U.S. national biodefense programs currently focus on a relatively small number of specific agents or toxins, but gains in biomedical understanding have raised major concerns about the next generation of biowarfare agents," said committee co-chair David A. Relman, associate p...

ASM Biodefense Research Meeting

...biomedical sciences that can be adapted to address biodefense needs. This includes vaccine development and testing, new and faster diagnostics for biothreat agents, and new treatments for potential biowarfare agents. The meeting will also focus on better understanding of potential modes of disease transmissio...

Medical College of Wisconsin researchers

...ollaboration with a national team have developed a biodefense cocktailwhich activates the immune system against a broad range of viruses andbacteria. The new treatment boosts the body's response against commoncharacteristics of germs. It is expected to be deployed to our troopswithin the next five years. Usin...

Tulane Primate Center thrives and grows

...ng NIH-funded research such as AIDS and for future biodefense research needs associated with the Regional Centers of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Improvements to land currently owned by Tulane University will include utilities, roadways, drainage, security, and fencing. In addit...

Medical leaders meet to commemorate National Biocontainment Lab construction start

...ow featuring international leaders in the field of biodefense and emerging infectious diseases. The symposium wi... Presenters include Dr. Fauci (vision, aims, and biodefense research agenda for the NIAID), Dr. Mike Osterholm (threats posed by bioterrorism and emerging infec...

Discovery could be key to bioterrorism defense

...n NIH news release. "This work, funded through our biodefense research program, is a major step towards developing countermeasures to prevent and treat Nipah and Hendra viruses." "Now that we've identified the cell receptor, we have a new target for activity, hopefully blocking the viruses from infecting cell...

Comprehensive biodefense text published

...fectious Diseases (USAMRIID), the nation's premier biodefense laboratory. In this 624-page, hardcover text edite... E. Lindler, Frank J. Lebeda, and George W. Korch, biodefense research experts authoritatively explain the universe of scientific, medical, and legal issues facin...

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