Tag: "anthrax" at medical news
UIC researchers to develop new drugs to fight bioterrorism
...f aminocyclodextrins to block pore assembly by the anthrax
pathogen in host tissues; rational development of ...l products for their therapeutic potential against anthrax
and other infectious agents such as Y. pestis, F. tularensis, Brucella spp, and Burkholderia spp. ...
Anthrax attack posed greater potential threat than thought
A new study shows that more people were at risk of anthrax
infection in the Oct. 2001 attack on U.S. Sen. Tom...ple who were nearby when the letter containing the anthrax
spores was opened; 20 who were outside the building and presumed to be unexposed; and, for compariso...
Feinstein Institute's top scientist weighs in on mind-body medicine at conference with Dalai Lama
...mmune diseases to biological threat agents such as anthrax
and plague. Because vagus nerve activity can be measured, researchers now have a way to scientifically test the effects of many ancient concepts and Indo-Tibetan practices such as meditation and yoga on longevity....
Study finds healthcare usage significantly altered after September 11 attacks
...nfections and severe respiratory disease caused by anthrax
subsequent to the WTC attacks were featured prominently in the media, and it is also possible that some of the increase in healthcare use may have been prompted by concerns about anthrax." The team of researchers is well aware of the practical impli...
Anthrax detector developed
...against the civilian population. Once inhaled, the anthrax
pathogen almost always leads to death if the victi...pproach that can be used to specifically recognize anthrax
spores. A number of tests for the diagnosis of anthrax
already exist, including some highly accur...
Standard developed for collection of suspicious powders
...cy responders to standardize activities related to anthrax
and other biological agent incidents. "The development of this AOAC/ASTM standard represents an important step towards building consensus between the emergency responder communities and the federal agencies on national standards for responding to p...
Carbon-based quantum dots could mean 'greener,' safer technology in medicine and biology
...n explosives and biological warfare agents such as anthrax
also are among the possibilities envisioned by the...that light up in the presence of a target, such as anthrax
or even food-borne pathogens. In lab studies, the researchers successfully labeled anthrax-like spo...
Most effective anthrax treatment: VA-Stanford study finds
...ough the mail in 2001 caused 11 people to contract anthrax
- ultimately killing five of them - infectious dis... after completing the most comprehensive review of anthrax
cases ever conducted, researchers at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford ...
Doctors need to be able to recognise smallpox
...inar. "The events of Sept 11, 2001, and subsequent anthrax
attacks in the USA heightened concerns about smallpox throughout the world," states Dr Moore. "National and international public-health agencies have drawn up plans to help with the early detection of and response to a smallpox outbreak, should the d...
What the public needs to hear during a disaster
...nsylvania. The event of least concern, exposure to anthrax
through the mail, actually did occur near Pennsylvania in New Jersey and New York. Bass believes these findings can help governments create more timely and effective messages, as well as choose and prepare appropriate spokespersons for the next ev...
Sandia researchers determine that common anthrax sampling methods need improvement
...a National Laboratories has discovered that common anthrax
sampling methods need improvement. The research sh...s back to the fall of 2001 when letters containing anthrax
bacteria were mailed to the offices of several news media and two U.S. senators, contaminating numer...
New NIAID grants strengthen national biodefense and emerging infectious diseases research network
...iodefense Research Agenda. "Since before the 2001 anthrax
attacks, the United States has been at risk for a bioterror attack. With these grants, a key element of our strategic plan to counter bioterrorism and emerging infectious diseases is now complete," says Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of NIAID. "Our...
NIAID awards first $27 million using new bioshield authorities
...ent of new drugs against the bacterium that causes anthrax
Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, O...elopment of antibodies to be used as post-exposure anthrax
therapy Nanotherapeutics Inc., Alachua, FL, James Talton, Ph.D. Focus: development of single-dose ...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, April 19, 2005
...etermine the best strategy to handle a large-scale anthrax
attack on a mid-sized U.S. city suggests that post...ral decision to stockpile only 75 million doses of anthrax
vaccine nationwide (Editorial, p. 667). Metformin and Lifestyle Changes Slow Metabolic Syndrome A...
Anthrax treatments' cost effectiveness shown in Stanford study
...d the health-care system respond to a bioterrorist anthrax
attack? Nearly four years later, researchers may b... for Disease Control and Prevention has identified anthrax
as one of the few biological agents capable of crippling a developed region through death and diseas...
NY Academy of Sciences reveals how scientists plan to combat bioterrorism & deadly pathogens
...odef/ ). The first lectures focus on smallpox and anthrax
from both clinical and research perspectives. Dr. Gregory Poland of the Mayo Clinic provides the introduction. Future reports will feature the latest information on dengue, plague, lassa fever, and hantaviruses. Highlights include vaccine developmen...