Navigation Links
University of Maryland School of Medicine publishes scientific paper on 2001 anthrax attacks
Date:5/3/2011

D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and associate director for genomics at the Institute for Genome Sciences. "The science was a critical component of the Amerithrax case. Without genomics, it would have been extremely difficult to narrow the pool of potential suspects."

"Before Amerithrax, no one appreciated the precision, accuracy and reliability that this type of genomics can offer as a microbial forensic technique," says first author David Rasko, Ph.D., assistant professor for microbiology and immunology at the School of Medicine and a research scientist at the Institute for Genome Sciences. "To this day, this is still the only case in which microbiology and genomics have been used in a criminal investigation. Microbial forensics would be a critical investigative tool if another bioterror attack were ever to strike the U.S."

The newly published paper describes the work that the FBI assigned to Institute for Genome Sciences faculty members including Drs. Ravel and Rasko as well as the institute's director, Claire Fraser-Liggett, Ph.D., professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology at the School of Medicine, from 2001 through 2003. The scientists worked with a team of investigators including Paul Keim, Ph.D., regents professor and division director at Northern Arizona University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute, as well as military and FBI investigators.

"We have assembled a world-class team of genomics researchers at the Institute for Genome Sciences," says E. Albert Reece, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A, vice president for medical affairs, University of Maryland, and John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine. "Their pioneering work in the field of microbial forensics is typical of their cutting-edge research. We are proud to have them on our team, leading us into a new age of science."

<
'/>"/>
Contact: Karen Robinson
karobinson@som.umaryland.edu
410-706-7590
University of Maryland Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology technology :

1. The University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) and Paragon Bioservices, Inc. Announce the Formation of a Public-Private Stem Cell Technology Consortium
2. CureFAKtor Pharmaceuticals Featured at University of Florida Innovation Showcase 2011
3. Tomophase Announces First Sale of Its OCT Imaging System (OCTIS™) for Research Use to the University of Texas
4. Nanocrystal doping developed by Hebrew University researchers enhances semiconductor nanocrystals
5. Selexis SA and the University of Lausanne Announce the Complete Sequencing of the Selexis SURE CHO-M Genome
6. China PharmaHub In-Licenses Universal Donor Red Blood Cells Technology Exclusively From University of California, San Diego
7. Mtech Announces Semifinalists for University of Maryland $75K Business Plan Competition
8. University of Maryland School of Medicine publishes scientific paper on 2001 anthrax attacks
9. Queens University professor uses nanotechnology to prolong machine and engine life
10. Binghamton University nanoscientist chosen for the Air Forces Young Investigator Research Program
11. Stemline Therapeutics Licenses Phase I/II Brain Cancer Vaccine - Shows Promise in Clinical Trial Conducted at University of Pittsburgh
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/26/2015)... CINCINNATI , March 26, 2015 ... NASDAQ: SHPG ) and Cincinnati Children,s Hospital ... collaboration for rare diseases. The goal of the collaboration ... treat rare diseases with high unmet medical need ... Children,s research expertise. As a nationally ranked hospital, ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... 2015 "In America," the popular news television ... that is hosted by legendary film actor James Earl Jones, ... in an upcoming segment. , Botany is commonly described ... is actually quite a bit more complicated than that. Scientists ... of living organisms, from the smallest bacteria known to man ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 Agnition announced ... episode of American Farmer, airing for the first time ... segment of American Farmer will explore the extremely important ... crop producers with a patented Microbial Catalyst™ technology that ... greater yields. The segment will air again on April ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... YORK , March 25, 2015  S&P ... commenced Factual Stock Report coverage on Abattis ... (OTCQX: ATTBF; CSE: ATT): is a specialty biotechnology ... of cultivating, licensing and marketing proprietary ingredients, bio-similar ... markets in North America . ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Shire and Cincinnati Children's Establish Rare Disease Research Collaboration 2Shire and Cincinnati Children's Establish Rare Disease Research Collaboration 3Shire and Cincinnati Children's Establish Rare Disease Research Collaboration 4Shire and Cincinnati Children's Establish Rare Disease Research Collaboration 5Agnition to be Featured In Upcoming Episode of American Farmer on RFD-TV 2S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 2S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 3S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 4S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 5
... BEIJING, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac ... of vaccines in China, today announced,that the first lot of ... China,s National Institute for the Control of Pharmaceutical and,Biological Products ... means the released vaccines are ready for delivery. , ...
... Both ... ... Ensuring food security for a growing world population is a moral imperative and plant ... and techniques to meet future demands, William S. Niebur , vice president - ...
... , NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 8 ... SNT ) today announced that the Company will be presenting at ... held at the New York Palace Hotel from September 9th - ... will deliver the Company,s corporate presentation on Friday, September 11th, at ...
Cached Biology Technology:Sinovac Obtains Lot Release Certificate for Its First Batch of H1N1 Vaccine 2DuPont Leader Says Increasing Food Production a Moral Imperative 2DuPont Leader Says Increasing Food Production a Moral Imperative 3Senesco Technologies to Present at 11th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Healthcare Conference 2
(Date:3/18/2015)... 2015 As mobile payments become more ... wallets and apps continue to be introduced into the market ... mobile payment industry in focus today are:  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... BABA ), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL ), ... (NASDAQ: FB ) NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
(Date:3/16/2015)... HANOVER, Germany , March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... DERMALOG Identification Systems GmbH will present groundbreaking innovations ... Hanover, Germany . ... DERMALOG,s latest biometric innovation is well at ... the next generation e-gate made in ...
(Date:3/12/2015)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , March 12, 2015 ... EDTLOCATION:Online, with Complimentary Registration here: http://bit.ly/1G7Os0L . ... Program Manager Aravind SeshagiriPhoto - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150311/181111 ... future in order to compete in several different ... the market is currently witnessing an uptrend. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Revolutionary Smart Wallet & Mobile Payment Choices Change the Game for Consumers - Company Begins Shipping Newest Digital Wallet to Customers 2Revolutionary Smart Wallet & Mobile Payment Choices Change the Game for Consumers - Company Begins Shipping Newest Digital Wallet to Customers 3Revolutionary Smart Wallet & Mobile Payment Choices Change the Game for Consumers - Company Begins Shipping Newest Digital Wallet to Customers 4Revolutionary Smart Wallet & Mobile Payment Choices Change the Game for Consumers - Company Begins Shipping Newest Digital Wallet to Customers 5Revolutionary Smart Wallet & Mobile Payment Choices Change the Game for Consumers - Company Begins Shipping Newest Digital Wallet to Customers 6DERMALOG Presents its Latest Biometric Innovations at the Hannover CeBIT Exhibition, 16 - 20 March 2015 2DERMALOG Presents its Latest Biometric Innovations at the Hannover CeBIT Exhibition, 16 - 20 March 2015 3Biometrics Key to Future Growth in Healthcare, Retail and Financial Markets 2Biometrics Key to Future Growth in Healthcare, Retail and Financial Markets 3
... kind, researchers have used tools of paleontology to gain new ... shown that during the evolution of these compounds nature doesn,t ... synthesise forms, giving pointers that will help in the search ... has allowed the study of the evolution of the characteristic ...
... Complex traits that help plants adapt to environmental ... genes that are affected by both the plant,s growth ... at the University of California, Davis. The findings ... defense metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana, a common research plant. ...
... FAIRFAX, Va.The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation,s Discovery ... minimally invasive medicine into new areas of discovery, ... Sirtex Medical Inc.a medical devices company that researches, ... liver cancer using small particle technology and has ...
Cached Biology News:Nature reaches for the high-hanging fruit 2Genomewide mapping reveals developmental and environmental impacts 2
... The Rapid-Screen cDNA Library Panels were designed ... three sets of PCRs to identify the ... is performed in a 96-well "Master Plate," ... 5,000 clones. Having identified the positive well(s) ...
... is integrated informatics solution for the ... drug response modeling. This web-based software ... knowledge base of biological networks, and ... capable of extracting pathway-related information from ...
Application: For use as a carrier in nucleic acid purification and precipitation. Physical form: Solution in 10 mM Tris HCl, pH 7.4, 1 mM EDTA Concentration: 9-11 mg/mL Physical Form: buffered aqu...
... Unique, compact measuring instrument for calibrating ... compact design and the robust carrying case, ... both in the laboratory and on-site at ... easy to use because the individual channels ...
Biology Products: