Tag: "bioterrorism" at medical news
Scientists discover how Ebola virus infects cells
...s and other tools to protect against the threat of bioterrorism
and other emerging and re-emerging diseases....
NY Academy of Sciences reveals how scientists plan to combat bioterrorism & deadly pathogens
...s of terrorists. To combat the growing threat of bioterrorism
and emerging infectious diseases, eight Regional C...s Cross-referenced articles from the Academy about bioterrorism
and emerging infectious diseases Speaker bios Since July 2003, with its inaugural eBriefing on pro...
NIAID awards first $27 million using new bioshield authorities
...vaccines against some of the most deadly agents of bioterrorism
including anthrax, botulinum toxin, Ebola virus, pneumonic plague, smallpox and tularemia. These awards are the first made by NIAID using authorities provided by Project Bioshield, which was signed into law on July 21, 2004. Project Bioshield gives ...
New NIAID grants strengthen national biodefense and emerging infectious diseases research network
...ts, 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 network is working diligently to uncover new knowledge and create preventive, therapeutic and diagnostic tools that will leave us far less vulnera...
A promising candidate for a Lassa fever vaccine
...e suffered from a lack of funding in the past, but bioterrorism
and recent importation of the disease to the United States and Europe have brought new resources to Lassa virus science. Geisbert and colleagues have developed new type of vaccine and tested it in macaque monkeys. They found that a single in...
New method rapidly detects potential bioterror agent
...hreat, Coxiella burnetii is listed as a Category B bioterrorism
agent because of its long-term environmental stabi...g development of a field-testing instrument. "In a bioterrorism
event, you want more than one method to determine the strain you are dealing with," Fernandez noted....
Program may improve physicians' knowledge about diseases caused by bioterrorism agents
...the diagnosis and management of diseases caused by bioterrorism
agents, such as anthrax, smallpox and plague, acco...priately diagnose and treat patients infected with bioterrorism
agents, according to background information in the article. Physicians who are not prepared might be...
Physicians ill-prepared to diagnose, treat bioterrorism diseases
...n diagnosing and managing these diseases caused by bioterrorism
agents, according to the study. "Most American phy... potential to significantly limit the effects of a bioterrorism
attack." In the study, 631 physicians at 30 internal medicine residency programs in 16 states and Wa...
How can physicians assist in the investigation of bioterrorism or other biocrimes?
... are often advised to be on the alert for cases of bioterrorism
yet no one has advised them how to respond if they wish to help catch the criminal. But now a team of scientists has published the first major guidance aimed at physicians who wish to assist law enforcement in the investigation of a biocrime. The g...
VGTI researchers receive $12.6 million to study West Nile virus in the elderly
... yellow fever virus, as well as organisms used for bioterrorism
" A combination of studies in older animals and humans will be used to determine the best possible models for future studies of the disease and the development of new human treatments and a human vaccine. In both humans and animals, scientists wi...
New vaccine platform may fight infections with causes from influenza to bioterrorism
...ndicate it may be feasible to develop vaccines for bioterrorism
agents and transplant patients, as well as high-risk individuals who have defective CD4+ T-cell function," Dr. Kolls said. "We are excited about the results because they indicate that we can engineer a vaccine to create a new protection for those who...
Serious adverse reactions to smallpox vaccine appear to be limited
...ne administered to potential first responders to a bioterrorism
incident, possibly attributable to rigorous vaccin... of a smallpox case could represent an intentional bioterrorism
event requiring an immediate, coordinated response by public health, medical, and law enforcement pe...
Preventive Medicine conference to feature disaster, pandemic, and terror preparedness
...ence processing, syndromic surveillance, and other bioterrorism
prevention strategies. Sessions will address controversies like the storage of nuclear waste and the likely impacts of small scale nuclear accidents or sabotage. Scheduled for February 22-26 in Reno/Tahoe, Nevada, Preventive Medicine 2006 will att...
Most effective anthrax treatment: VA-Stanford study finds
...oterrorist attack. The findings also indicate that bioterrorism
response stockpiles should include ample supplies ...n that has received relatively little attention in bioterrorism
planning. "Even with our modern intensive care, once you've reached the advanced stage of this disea...
Portable cocaine sensor developed at UC Santa Barbara
...cations of the sensor are far-reaching and include bioterrorism
detection and important medical uses. The high school students made their own sensors and collected data shown in a graph in the scientific article they co-authored describing the work. In the article, published in the Feb. 18 issue of the Journal of...
Feds' infectious diseases strategy must be broader than biodefense, say ID physicians
...ct against both naturally occurring infections and bioterrorism
agents," he said. "Research in both areas seeks to understand how these organisms cause disease, the immune system response to these pathogens, the development of drug resistance, and how antibodies and medicines protect against them." Congress shou...
$20 million gift to Rush University Medical Center kicks-off campus redevelopment
...he John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital in 2002 were named bioterrorism
preparedness Centers of Excellence by the Chicago Department of Public Health. Each hospital has received grants to improve hospital capabilities in preparedness planning, disease detection and surveillance, infection control, communications, collabo...
ACCP 72nd Annual Medical Conference
...ulmonary medicine, cultural diversity in medicine, bioterrorism
and disaster medicine, emerging epidemics, such as avian flu, and performance measurements. Preview of ACCP evidence-based guidelines on atrial fibrillation, pulmonary arterial hypertension, pulmonary embolism, and pulmonary rehabilitation. Adv...
Bioterrorism alerts induce anxiety and may pose health risk, Einstein study finds
... into quitting smoking or using seatbelts, similar bioterrorism
scenarios do not lead to any measurable beneficial...omly received one of two messages: either a potent bioterrorism
message portraying a graphic account of a horrific case of bioterrorism, or a message more neutral i...
Scientists create dual-modality microbeads to improve identification of disease biomarkers
...low virus concentration or a sample of water for a bioterrorism
agent has always been a time-consuming and difficult process. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have developed an easier and faster method to detect these types of target molecules in liquid samples using highly ...