Tag: "biodefense" at medical news
Hopkins study dispels 'panic' myth and suggests ways to involve public in response to a bioterrorist attack
...le response force and that should be considered in biodefense
planning. The study will appear in the January 15... bioterrorism attack. The first recommendation for biodefense
planners is to understand that public panic is rare and preventable. It is a myth that a communitys ...
ASM conveys support for NIH/CDC appropriations
... budget includes new funding to expand the nations biodefense
research agenda and at the same time strengthens resources for research facilities, scientific personnel and investigator-initiated research on a vast array of diseases that continue to threaten public health. The ASM strongly supports the Administr...
NIAID expands vaccine testing network
...blic health importance, including those related to biodefense
and vaccine safety. Established in 1962, the network is a national resource for vaccine development. VTEU investigators have tested and advanced vaccines for many diseases, including pneumonia, influenza, cholera, whooping cough, malaria, and tuber...
U.S.-Russian team announces breakthrough in fight against tuberculosis
...aceuticals-Verta project employs 27 Russian former biodefense
scientists. CRDF funding for the project was provided through a $300,000 grant under the foundation's Next Steps to Market program. The grant covered the costs of tuberculosis directed pre-clinical and early clinical development through phase 2 o...
HHS announces contracts for developing a new anthrax vaccine
...ild and sustain a robust and long-term program for biodefense
research. In February 2002, NIAID convened a Blue Ribbon Panel to review the NIAID Biodefense Research Agenda for CDC Category A Agents, those potential agents of bioterrorism that would have the largest impact on public health. One of the highest pr...
Children's Hospital Boston releases results at the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting
...in contingency planning for terrorist events. The biodefense
team at Children's Hospital is taking the lead nationally in creating protocols for treating large numbers of pediatric victims of a biological attack. And Children's is working with the Boston Health Commission to assist schools in planning for the...
CDC designates new Kentucky biodefense center
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A new biodefense
center in Kentucky has been designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as one of seven specialty sites in the nation for public health preparedness. The Center for the Deterrence of Biowarfare and Bioterrorism at the University of L...
HHS announces new regional centers for biodefense research
...enters is a key element in HHS' strategic plan for biodefense
research. "We have moved with unprecedented speed ...search Train researchers and other personnel for biodefense
research activities Create and maintain supporting resources, including scientific equipment and t...
Regional consortium of universities chosen for biodefense initiative
...l universities has been chosen to be part of a new biodefense
initiative that will work to develop the next gene...ers and other personnel for emerging infection and biodefense
research activities; and develop and maintain comprehensive scientific core facilities to support th...
$85 million awarded for research on human immunity and biodefense
...igators funded through the new program will form a biodefense
research network with a focus on the human immune system. It is much more difficult to perform studies of immunity in humans than in animal models. Human volunteers cannot be deliberately exposed to agents of bioterror to determine the effectiveness ...
NIAID reports 'tremendous progress' in biodefense research
... NIAID with objective expertise on the Institute's biodefense
future research plans and helped identify the high...y G. Thompson. "The increased breadth and depth of biodefense
research not only is helping us become better prepared to protect citizens against a deliberately in...
NIAID funds construction of biosafety laboratories
...panel of experts provided guidance to NIAID on its biodefense
research agenda and identified the insufficient am...t from the scientific community, we have crafted a biodefense
research agenda emphasizing rapid translation of basic findings into real products," says Anthony S....
NIAID Ebola vaccine enters human trial
...a infection is part of the NIAID commitment to its biodefense
mission. An effective Ebola vaccine not only would provide a life-saving advance in countries where the disease occurs naturally, it also would provide a medical tool to discourage the use of Ebola virus as an agent of bioterrorism." Outbreaks of Eb...
SLU professor wins CDC grant to combat emerging infections, including West Nile
...ses. Chambers said the grant fits into the federal biodefense
program because several of the viruses in this fam...ild and sustain a robust and long-term program for biodefense
research. "The department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is committed to supporting extramural ...
New flu vaccine provides insight into immunity development
...respiratory tract immunity has great relevance for biodefense
in that the general mechanisms involved can be applied to other pathogens," Greenberg said. But he thinks a lot more is to be learned from this study beyond improving our ability to deal with the bioterrorism threat. "We hope to learn how best to enh...
NIH awards OHSU $4 million biodefense contract to study tuberculosis
...year, $4 million NIAID contract. It is the largest biodefense
contract OHSU has received. OHSU's husband-and-wife physician research team, David and Deborah Lewinsohn, will lead the university's contract. David is a pulmonologist and immunologist at OHSU and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, while D...
NIAID launches program to improve medical tools against emerging infectious diseases
...hanisms of immune function is a major focus of our biodefense
research agenda," says Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., dir...responses. For a list of NIAID category A, B and C biodefense
pathogens, visit http://www2.niaid.nih.gov/Biodefense/bandc_priority.htm . NIAID is a component of ...
Initiative yields effective methods for anthrax detection; RAMP and MIDI, Inc., methods approved
...rch Institute, announced today the approval of two biodefense
methods for the detection of Bacillus anthracis (commonly known as anthrax). One method, commonly referred to as MIDI, is for the confirmatory identification of pure cultures of B. anthracis. The second method, a hand-held assay (HHA), is intended ...
Policy-makers should enhance selection process for Presidential S&T appointments
...es such as safety standards for drinking water and biodefense
priorities. Some are chosen for their policy expertise, but most are selected for their scientific and technical knowledge. Experts who are nominated mainly to provide scientific or technical advice in particular fields should be chosen for their c...
IDSA applauds Senate leadership for introduction of S. 3
...security bill (S. 3) that would extend patents for biodefense
and infectious disease products, strengthen intell...o other products for infectious diseases, not just biodefense
products," Dr. Bartlett said. "We have been calling for this expansion ever since Congress began deb...