Tag: "bioterror" at medical news
NIAID awards first $27 million using new bioshield authorities
...erial agents against a broad spectrum of potential bioterror
pathogens Veritas Inc., Rockville, MD, George Oyl...uct development of medical countermeasures against bioterror
threats. His appointment was made using Bioshield authorities that enable NIAID to streamline the hi...
New NIAID grants strengthen national biodefense and emerging infectious diseases research network
...ers that conducts research to counter threats from bioterror
agents and emerging infectious diseases. Each inst... 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 ...
Scientists discover how Nipah virus enters cells
...mic threats, we worry about their potential use as bioterror
agents," says Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., 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 te...
Hebrew University receives its largest NIH research grant ever -- $5.6 million biodefense award
...very low amounts can incapacitate humans, posing a bioterror
threat. These toxins are also responsible for a majority of fatal toxic and septic shock cases, yet no drug or vaccine against them is available. The toxins released by these bacteria are insensitive to antibiotics. The $5.6-million award was made t...
Program may improve physicians' knowledge about diseases caused by bioterrorism agents
...o minimize the potentially devastating impact of a bioterror
attack." (Arch Intern Med. 2005; 165: 2002-2006. Available pre-embargo to media at www.jamamedia.org .)...
Large tularemia vaccine contracts among new NIAID biodefense awards
...mia is regarded by experts as a potential agent of bioterror
because, if aerosolized, it could cause widespread cases of more serious disease, including severe respiratory illness and systemic infections, and even death. Additional Biodefense Research Awards In addition to those described above, NIAID's Fisca...
Mice studies illustrate potential of chimp/human antibodies to protect against smallpox
...g smallpox disease in 1980. However, concerns of a bioterror
attack involving the highly contagious and fatal v... to develop effective measures against a potential bioterror
attack involving the deadly smallpox virus," says NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D. "It is impera...
How can we protect patients with weakened immune systems from influenza?
...t has never been known to have been developed as a bioterror
weapon, the influenza virus may be relatively easy to manipulate for such purposes in a laboratory which is why the federal government is funding medical research to improve defenses against flu. Dr. Sullivan looks to broader and longer-term benefit...