Tag: "biodefense" at medical news

Molecular structure reveals how botulinum toxin attaches to nerve cells

...s one reason they are considered among the highest biodefense research priorities by the U.S. government. As part of its overall biodefense program, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Inst...

Organ-recipients' deaths prompt call for suppliers of pet rodents to screen for LCMV disease

...Medical Branch at Galveston UTMB) and director for biodefense at UTMBs Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Most human infections with LCMV result in a mild to moderate viral meningitis, but in immuno-suppressed patients such as those receiving kidney transplants it causes a severe disease th...

How can we protect patients with weakened immune systems from influenza?

... measures into the category of biodefense. Under a biodefense program mandated by Congress, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in conjunction with the Department of Defense, has awarded the grant to researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania...

Ebola DNA vaccine produces immune responses in all fully vaccinated volunteers in Phase 1 trial

...luation of our technology for potential additional biodefense and emerging disease applications," said David C. Kaslow, M.D., Vical's Chief Scientific Officer, "particularly where antibody responses may be protective. Our processes allow rapid development and manufacturing of vaccines without handling potential...

NIAID awards $47 million to develop medical countermeasures against radiological, nuclear threats

...s the lead institute at NIH for the development of biodefense countermeasures. Its research portfolio includes many in-depth studies of the immune system, which is especially vulnerable to radiation. For these reasons, the Department of Health and Human Services asked NIAID to coordinate and lead the developmen...

Large tularemia vaccine contracts among new NIAID biodefense awards

...al dozen awards to further strengthen the nation's biodefense and emerging disease research capabilities. The ne...perts convened to provide guidance to NIAID on its biodefense agenda cited insufficient BSL-3 and BSL-4 space as a major barrier to research progress. As part of ...

Hebrew University receives its largest NIH research grant ever -- $5.6 million biodefense award

... A research grant of $5.6 million in the field of biodefense has been awarded by the National Institute of Alle...plying its unique technology platform to develop a biodefense product and to additional therapeutics for treatment of autoimmune diseases and septic shock....

Scientists discover how Nipah virus enters cells

... director of NIAID. "This work, funded through our biodefense research program, is a major step towards developing countermeasures to prevent and treat Nipah and Hendra infection." Using different methods, both teams identified a specific cell surface receptor, Ephrin-B2, as the doorway used by Nipah and Hendra...

New NIAID grants strengthen national biodefense and emerging infectious diseases research network

...esearch train researchers and other personnel for biodefense research activities create and maintain supportin...ort to first responders in the event of a national biodefense emergency The previously established RCEs in the network are led by Duke University, Harvard Medica...

NIAID awards first $27 million using new bioshield authorities

...18 months, respond to a key objective of the NIAID biodefense research agenda that emphasizes the development of new and improved medical products against "Category A" agents--those biological agents considered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to pose the greatest threat to national security. ...

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