Tag: "biosafety" at medical news
NIAID reports 'tremendous progress' in biodefense research
...cilities--NIAID is funding the construction of new biosafety
laboratories around the country to address the serious shortage of such facilities to safely conduct research on biodefense and emerging infectious diseases. It also has developed and expanded contracts to screen new drugs; develop new animal models;...
NIAID funds construction of biosafety laboratories
...ratories (RBLs). "These awards to build high-level biosafety
facilities are a major step towards being able to ...h agenda and identified the insufficient amount of biosafety
level 3 (BSL-3) and BSL-4 lab space as a significant barrier to progress. "With input from the scien...
Mouse model mimics real-world plague infection
...ely. You need medical entomology, microbiology and biosafety
expertise. It's much easier to infect a host artificially with a needle and syringe." Dr. Hinnebusch and his colleagues will use the natural challenge model to test other plague vaccines in development. They also will try to learn how plagu...
New way to block pox shows promise in lab study
...ox virus was conducted at the CDC in highest level biosafety
laboratories. "This is noteworthy research. It shows that it is possible to block temporarily a cell signaling pathway and thereby inhibit activity of a virus," says NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. Current antiviral drugs target the virus itsel...