Navigation Links
NIAID announces 25 new awards to develop radiation countermeasures
Date:10/7/2008

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded 25 new grants to develop new and better diagnostics and treatments for radiation exposure after a nuclear attack. Several of these grants were awarded under Project Bioshield Authority, legislation that enables NIAID within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to use a rapid award process to help stimulate research on medical countermeasures against chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) threats.

In the event of a nuclear attack, people exposed to radiation would suffer from injuries to important tissues and organs, such as the skin, lungs, blood cells, nervous system and digestive tract. The severity of these injuries would vary. Proper diagnosis and prompt treatment of those affected is a key issue.

"These 25 new awards will help seed basic science research in areas of radiation exposure after nuclear attack that are not currently being addressed," says Richard Hatchett, M.D., associate director of Radiation Countermeasures Research and Emergency Preparedness at NIAID.

In 2005 Congress identified the need to the expand research on countermeasures against CBRN threats and gave funding to HHS specifically for this purpose. HHS assigned NIAID the leadership role in managing basic research efforts to develop medical treatments and diagnostics for CBRN threats, and NIAID and the Biodefense Advanced Research and Development Authority collaborate to promote product development of promising candidate countermeasures. NIAID also works closely with the Food and Drug Administration for regulation and approval of all countermeasures developed to protect citizens against these agents.

According to Dr. Hatchett, the new awards support both focused and investigator-initiated projects intended to increase the current understanding about radiation damage to the body after a radiological or
'/>"/>

Contact: Julie Wu
wujuli@niaid.nih.gov
301-402-1663
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. NIAID announces grants to stimulate food allergy research
2. AVAC comments on NIAID decision not to move forward with PAVE 100 Trial
3. Selexis Announces Advanced Approach to Maximize Power of Genetic Elements for Rapid Development of High Performance Cell Lines
4. LaserCard Corporation Announces Expansion of Middle East Project
5. BIO-key(R) Announces Contracts for New Criminal Justice Data Sharing Solution
6. Balzan Foundation announces 2007 winners
7. The American Society of Plant Biologists announces 2007 awards
8. ASPB announces Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship 2007 recipients
9. NIST announces 56 new awards for innovative technology research and development
10. Titanium Group Announces Contract With Haitong Securities
11. Measurement Specialties, Inc. Announces Impact of German Business Tax Reform 2008 Resulting in Lower Combined German Tax Rate - Impacts 2Q08 Reported Financial Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2014)... alters how the brain processes speech, potentially increasing ... neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Dallas. ... Ear and Hearing , researchers demonstrated for ... the brain,s recognition of speech sounds. , Noise-induced ... population, affecting an estimated 15 percent of Americans ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Dr. Oren Tessler, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at ... is part of a team of plastic and reconstructive ... method to screen and select patients for a specific ... patients who underwent this surgery to decompress the nerves ... bonus cosmetic eyelid surgery. The study, which confirms the ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... SHELTON, Conn. , July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... on the growing m-commerce market, reminds investors and ... generation smart wallet, Wocket™, that it will be on-air ... biometrically secure Wocket smart wallet will be featured ... consumer oriented television show that airs on the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):UT Dallas study reveals effect of loud noises on brain 2Surgeons report significant migraine relief from cosmetic eyelid surgery technique 2NXT-ID's Next Generation Biometric Smart Wallet Featured on NewsWatch Consumer Show on the History Channel and FYI Network Today, July 31st 2NXT-ID's Next Generation Biometric Smart Wallet Featured on NewsWatch Consumer Show on the History Channel and FYI Network Today, July 31st 3
... , New Rochelle, NY, February 2, 2012Small RNA-based nucleic acid ... silencing abnormal or overactive disease-causing genes, and researchers have ... activity. A comprehensive review article in Nucleic ... Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. , details these advances. ...
... our most basic urges, and as scientists have known for ... But how? Now a team of scientists at the ... influenced by the male and female sex hormones testosterone and ... and female behaviors in mice. The UCSF team selectively ...
... Durham, NC Most creatures face compromises when they reproduce ... babies, the less they can invest in each one. But ... long assumed that plants with bigger, showier flowers can make ... hold up, scientists say. A new study by researchers at ...
Cached Biology News:Male and female behavior deconstructed 2Male and female behavior deconstructed 3Male and female behavior deconstructed 4Bouquet bargains 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... Food and natural product manufacturers, ... food alternatives that offer variety, as well as, ... market has numerous players operating in the marketplace ... Technology (VFT). VFT is a science-driven functional ... all tested to produce stable, effective and repeatable ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... British mathematician (1912-1954), is famous for a number of ... In 1936 he published a paper, which laid the ... of a computer algorithm. He next played a pivotal ... which cracked the German military codes, enabling the Allies ... in the late 1940,s he turned his attention to ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... York , July 31, 2014 ... Transparency Market Research "Quantum Dots Market - Global Industry ... 2023," the market was valued at USD 88.5 million ... million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 53.8% ... Quantum Dots Market Report at  http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/quantum-dots.html ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... DUBLIN , July 31, 2014 ... the "Global Genomics Market 2014-2018" report to ... Genomics is the study of the genetic ... to be a strong basis for the discovery and ... of human diseases or health conditions. Genomics is supported ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Functional Ingredient Manufacturer – Vital Force Technology Infuses Raw Materials & Ingredients with Subtle Energy Formula 2A mathematical theory proposed by Alan Turing in 1952 can explain the formation of fingers 2A mathematical theory proposed by Alan Turing in 1952 can explain the formation of fingers 3Global Quantum Dots Market is Expected to Reach USD 8,246.8 Million in 2023: Transparency Market Research 2Global Quantum Dots Market is Expected to Reach USD 8,246.8 Million in 2023: Transparency Market Research 3Global Quantum Dots Market is Expected to Reach USD 8,246.8 Million in 2023: Transparency Market Research 4Global Genomics Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Life Technologies, Qiagen and Illumina 2
... 26 BioStorage Technologies, Inc.,(BST), announces the appointment ... company,s European operations in Griesheim, Germany. Hoffer,joins BST ... the fields of,clinical pharmacology and toxicology. In his ... Saponaro, Chief Operating Officer for BST, and will,manage ...
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - ARIUS Research Inc., (TSX:,ARI), a biotechnology ... therapeutics, today announced that five abstracts have been,selected ... Research,(AACR) Annual Meeting held from April 12-16, 2008 ... that will disclose new findings,about its CD44, TROP-2, ...
... to Brazil ... and Paraguay, ... the Sanofi-aventis Group, announced today that six,million doses of Stamaril(TM)(1) yellow ... yellow fever epidemic in Latin,America., Brazil received four million doses ...
Cached Biology Technology:BioStorage Technologies Appoints Dr. Wolfgang Hoffer as Managing Director of European Operations 2ARIUS announces five abstracts selected for presentation at 2008 AACR Annual Meeting 2ARIUS announces five abstracts selected for presentation at 2008 AACR Annual Meeting 3Sanofi Pasteur Mounts Emergency Response to Yellow Fever Epidemic in Latin America 2Sanofi Pasteur Mounts Emergency Response to Yellow Fever Epidemic in Latin America 3
... DNA Visualizer DX's sensitivity of DNA detection ... DNA band in an agarose gel can be ... this kit can be purified by organic solvent ... tested commercially kits worked well.) DNA excised ...
...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a full length recombinant CSNK2A2. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = CSNK2A2...
... conserved form of cell suicide, which follows ... component of this process is a cascade ... enzymes participate in a series of reactions ... signals and result in the cleavage of ...
Biology Products: