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New finding points way to foiling anthrax's tricks
... which siderocalin binds. Anthrax is a potential bioweapon
because it is nearly always fatal when inhaled. Its long-lived spores grow rapidly in the lungs, leading to breathing problems and shock within days. While a vaccine is available, there is no effective treatment. The bacteria succeed by forming cap...
Scientists aim to thwart use of flu as bioweapon
...lity that terrorists could somehow modify flu as a bioweapon
to make it even more lethal than it is already. Among the highlights of this week's two-day symposium, hosted by the University of Rochester Center for Biodefense Immune Modeling, is a lecture by Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty, Ph.D., an expert on ...
The bioweapon is in the post
... prospect of terrorists mail-ordering genes forkey bioweapon
agents such as smallpox, and using them to engineer new and deadly pathogens. Customers typically submit sequences by email or via a form available on a company's website. The companies then construct the specified genes and mail them back a few week...