Tag: "anthrax" at medical news
Miniaturized lab permits saliva screening on the go
...sure to a variety of substances, from narcotics to anthrax
to common bacteria and viruses. Their plan would increase ease of detection and accelerate response time whether it was used in the middle of a public health incident or in a busy doctor's office. At a special session on saliva-based diagnostics at...
Children's Hospital Oakland opens new $5.6 million infectious disease lab
...neumococcal, meningococcal, chlamydia trachomatis, anthrax
and other infectious diseases. The CIVD will bring together a variety of research programs focused on understanding the immunobiology of infectious diseases, both existing and emerging, and developing vaccines to prevent them. "This new facility wil...
New test is first step in early detection of Alzheimer's disease
...hich also has been used to detect trace amounts of anthrax
lethal factor and prostate specific antigen (PSA), could be used to target known biomarkers for a wide variety of diseases, such as HIV infection, various cancers and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, enabling early diagnosis that would be impossible with c...
Study models impact of anthrax vaccine
...idly distributing antibiotics to people exposed to anthrax
spores during a bioterrorist attack, could by itself, prevent about 70 percent of anthrax
infections, according to researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. To in...
Initiative yields effective methods for anthrax detection; RAMP and MIDI, Inc., methods approved
...he RAMP test was found to be reliable in detecting anthrax
spores at levels of 1 million or more in visible powders. Field-testing studies, still in the planning stage, will determine if any operational parameters related to the use of the RAMP Anthrax Test Cartridge in the field would affect the analytical...
NIAID launches program to improve medical tools against emerging infectious diseases
...s: T-cell epitopes of influenza viruses as well as anthrax
and tetanus bacteria. La Jolla Institute for All...d, Daniel Altmann, Ph.D. Focus: T-cell epitopes of anthrax
and plague bacteria. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, J. Thomas August, M.D. Focus: T-cell ...
LA BioMed research briefs
...ntract to supply 75 million doses of a recombinant anthrax
vaccine to the U.S. government will be announced N... into law in July. VaxGen has been developing its anthrax
vaccine candidate, rPA102, to address the urgent need for a modern recombinant vaccine, based on a s...
Prescriptions for antibiotics to prevent anthrax uncommon after the 2001 anthrax attacks
... that could be taken in advance to prevent against anthrax
were uncommon among concerned patients after September 11, 2001 and the 2001 U.S. anthrax
attacks, according to an article in the October 11 issue of The Archives of Internal Medicine , one...
Federal policy has failed to prepare nation for possibility of bioterrorism
...ections can be prevented." In the aftermath of the anthrax
attacks in 2001, the danger of a terrorist armed with smallpox received a flurry of attention in the media and by the Bush administration. In December 2002, President Bush announced a plan to encourage health-care workers to volunteer to get the sma...
Minorities worry public health system won't respond fairly in a bioterrorist event
...rs for Disease Control and Prevention, to the 2001 anthrax
scare, the study says. And there is a history of discriminatory public health policies against minorities in the United States, according to the paper. At the turn of the last century, for example, public health officials quarantined San Francisco's...
Needle-free anthrax vaccine shows promise in animal studies
... Researchers have developed a powdered form of an anthrax
vaccine that could potentially be inhaled through ...o combat influenza. Considered the next generation anthrax
vaccine, the new formulation is based on an anthrax
recombinant protective antigen (rPA) and can be ...
Case Western Reserve's Flight Nursing Academy holds camp for nurses in air medical services
...recent years such as SARS, West Nile virus and the anthrax
scare, the need to diagnose and initiate advanced treatment for disaster victims as quickly as possible often at the scene of the disaster has never been greater. In 2002, Case's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and MetroHealth Medical Cente...
REI medical/research briefs
...ed that it has initiated a Phase II trial of a new anthrax
vaccine, rPA102 (VaxGen, Inc.). The 13-month tria...s, 18 to 55 years of age, who have not received an anthrax
vaccine and have not been exposed to anthrax, are needed to participate in this study. Participants...
Anthrax survivors continued to have health problems one year after exposure
People infected with anthrax
continued to report health problems, poor life adj...ion in the article. Six survivors had inhalational anthrax
and 11 cutaneous anthrax
disease. Little is known about potential long-term health effects of bioter...
Diagnostic method based on nanoscience could rival PCR
...ves. In their experiments, the scientists used the anthrax
lethal factor, which is important for bioterrorism and has been well studied in the literature, as their target DNA. The BCA approach builds on earlier work reported last September in the journal Science where Mirkin and colleagues used BCA to detec...
Future blood tests may use tiny bar-codes to speed disease diagnosis
..., or identify exposure to bioterror agents such as anthrax
and smallpox, they say. Details about the analytic...uences that are unique identification tags for the anthrax
target DNA. If anthrax
is present in the blood, its DNA marker is then sandwiched between the two pr...
New type of anthrax vaccine moves into larger-scale trial at Saint Louis University
...S - A potentially safer vaccine to protect against anthrax
is moving into a larger-scale clinical trial follo...ct a phase II human study of a new investigational anthrax
vaccine developed by VaxGen Inc. "The goal is to develop an anthrax
vaccine with better p...
Phase II trial of anthrax vaccine to begin
...ne Research needs volunteers for Phase II Trial of anthrax
vaccine candidate (Torrance, CA April 22, 2004)...ay that it has initiated a Phase II trial of a new anthrax
vaccine, rPA102 (VaxGen, Inc.). The 13-month trial is taking place at 12 medical centers in the Uni...
Emerging threats in health and medicine
...ents of September 11, 2001, subsequent infections, anthrax
exposures, and deaths have galvanized the nation's healthcare providers to reassess emergency preparedness procedures within our communities and hospitals. Trauma teams and first responders understand that disasters and medical emergencies can happen...
Rensselaer researcher receives $2.1 million grant to develop treatment for anthrax
...p an antidote to counteract the potentially deadly anthrax
toxin in humans who have been exposed to the bacte...eliminate the threat of a large-scale bioterrorist anthrax
attack," said Kane, Merck Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Rensselaer. ...
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