Navigation Links
Georgetown professor applauds decision of researchers to temporarily halt research on H5N1
Date:1/23/2012

WASHINGTON, DC A Georgetown University Medical Center professor says the voluntary action taken by two research teams to temporarily halt work involving the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 is "laudable."

In the researchers' statement, published today by Science and Nature, the authors stated that they "recognize that we and the rest of the scientific community need to clearly explain the benefits of this important research and the measures taken to minimize its possible risks." The statement comes in the wake of a debate following the U.S. government's request that Science and Nature withhold scientific information related to the genetically modified H5N1 virus because of biosecurity concerns.

"This is a laudable decision to make sure that all voices are heard on such an important issue," says John D. Kraemer, JD, MPH, assistant professor of health systems administration at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies. Trained in both public health and the law, Kraemer conducts scholarship on public health law and ethics, with a particular focus on the ethical and legal limits of governmental action to address health concerns.

"The moratorium will provide an opportunity for institutions to assess the best way of overseeing dual use research that which has both significant potential for public health benefits and a chance for harm," he adds.

In 2011, two research teams one from the United States and one from the Netherlands announced that they had genetically modified the H5N1 avian influenza virus in such a way that it could possibly spread rapidly among humans. They estimated that half of those who would contract the engineered virus would die (the research was conducted in an animal model believed to represent human behavior of the virus). Their work, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was submitted independently to the journals Nature and Science for publication. Th
'/>"/>

Contact: Karen Mallet
km463@georgetown.edu
Georgetown University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Georgetown researchers examine 21-year series of nipple sparing mastectomy cases and find no cancers
2. FDA awards Georgetown University a Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science & Innovation
3. Georgetown research identifies key reasons racial disparities exist in emergent stroke treatment
4. FDA and Georgetown University Medical Center announce partnership
5. Georgetown Research Center Helps Reporters Decipher Health Reform Law & Impact on State Residents
6. Georgetown University Center for Children and Families Hails Health Reform As Big Win for Children and Families
7. NSF grant will aid Wayne State professors mathematical modeling of fatty liver predictors
8. Louisiana Tech professor co-edits book on computational analysis of human eye
9. New book by University of Louisville professor enables reader to develop personalized anti-depression plan
10. Professor Doug Hilton wins Research Australia Award
11. Cell death research wins professor Andreas Strasser 2011 Victoria Prize
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/25/2014)... TX (PRWEB) October 25, 2014 ... Chinese Molecular Diagnostics Industry, 2009-2019 is a ... and Chinese Molecular Diagnostics industry. The report ... Diagnostics including its classification, application and manufacturing ... China’s top manufacturers of Molecular Diagnostics listing ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... 25, 2014 Limbkeepers® announced today that ... Innovations with Ed Begley Jr, airing 1st QTR 2015 ... In this episode, Innovations will focus on Limbkeepers® non ... fragile, thinning skin on arms, hands, and legs from ... these versatile products, which help reduce injuries, allow for ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A large influx ... Africa is to avoid tens of thousands of deaths ... University researchers predict. Using a specially designed ... of the outbreak in just one densely populated county ... capital city of Monrovia. The researchers said that ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... TX (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 On Saturday, ... present its fourth annual family health and fitness fair ¡Vive ... family physical activity and good nutrition for better health and ... event, which is free and open to the public, will ... in Brownsville, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. , ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. ... three Ebola cases in Dallas. But, mental health specialists say ... President Barack Obama on Friday appointed an Ebola "czar" ... infected two Dallas nurses who cared for a Liberian man ... Hospital. But the U.S. cases are miniscule in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Global and China Molecular Diagnostics Industry Analysis to 2019 is Now Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Global and China Molecular Diagnostics Industry Analysis to 2019 is Now Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Global and China Molecular Diagnostics Industry Analysis to 2019 is Now Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4Health News:Upcoming Episode of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. to Feature Limbkeepers® 2Health News:Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed 2Health News:Brownsville Community Health Center Presents Fourth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 2Health News:Brownsville Community Health Center Presents Fourth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 3Health News:Brownsville Community Health Center Presents Fourth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 4Health News:Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself 2Health News:Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself 3
... Inc. (Nasdaq:,LCAV), a leading provider of laser vision correction ... LasikPlus vision center in Des,Moines, Iowa. This marks the ... first LasikPlus vision center in the state of Iowa.,LasikPlus ... 58 markets., Similar to other LasikPlus vision centers ...
... Myriad Opportunities for Using Wireless ... and Accuracy of Patient Care, WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. ... wireless LANs (WLANs) for enterprises and,service providers, will leverage ... taking place February 24-28 in Orlando, FL, to,showcase how ...
... Deliver Clinical ... Data Faster and Improve Productivity, WALTHAM, Mass., ... intelligent wireless LANs (WLANs) for enterprises and,service providers, today ... http://www.cardiacscience.com ), the leading provider of,cardiac monitoring, defibrillation and ...
... and Increased Uptake of, CellCept Will Provide Effective ... ... WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 25 Decision Resources, one of ... finds that the entry and uptake of high-priced branded,agents will ...
... Patients to Orchestrate Health ... Information ... provider,of next generation healthcare connectivity solutions, today announced the,first public ... HealthVault(TM), at the 2008 HIMSS,(Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) ...
... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 25 Hyperion,Therapeutics, ... been enrolled,in a Phase 2 clinical trial of ... patients with Grade III or IV hepatic,encephalopathy (HE). ... safety and efficacy of AMMONUL versus standard of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:LCA-Vision Announces the Opening of its 74th LasikPlus Vision Center in Des Moines, Iowa 2Health News:Colubris Demonstrates Wide-Ranging Mobility Solutions for Healthcare 2Health News:Cardiac Science Corporation Selects Colubris Networks' Wireless Solution for its Portable Electrocardiograph 2Health News:Cardiac Science Corporation Selects Colubris Networks' Wireless Solution for its Portable Electrocardiograph 3Health News:Uptake of Branded Agents Will Drive the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Drug Market to Quadruple to $1.4 Billion in 2016 2Health News:Kryptiq and Microsoft to Showcase Unprecedented Connectivity Between Consumers and Their Doctors at HIMSS '08 2Health News:Kryptiq and Microsoft to Showcase Unprecedented Connectivity Between Consumers and Their Doctors at HIMSS '08 3Health News:Hyperion Therapeutics Announces Enrollment of First Patient in Phase 2 Clinical Trial in Patients With Hepatic Encephalopathy 2Health News:Hyperion Therapeutics Announces Enrollment of First Patient in Phase 2 Clinical Trial in Patients With Hepatic Encephalopathy 3
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014  Paper Pak Industries, ... developed APLS ® Body Guard Bio, a ... spread of bacteria and virus while protecting service ... Guard Bio features a rugged, external nylon shell, ... create a leak-proof inner chamber that contains contaminated ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 A new report by ... type, Form, End user, Application and Geography) - Size, ... Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2013 - 2020", considers ... on key trends tracked, it is anticipated that the ... by 2020, registering a CAGR of 6.2% from 2014 ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014  With a vision to ensure ... a Global Pharmaceutical and Biotech manufacturer selects and ... turnkey solution to protect their animal health brand.  ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153439 ... and aggregated by the Xyntek and Antares solution ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New, State-Of-The-Art Body Bag Minimizes The Spread Of Bacteria And Virus 2Global Disposable Gloves Market Expected to Grow to $7.9 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research 2Global Disposable Gloves Market Expected to Grow to $7.9 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research 3Global Disposable Gloves Market Expected to Grow to $7.9 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research 4Xyntek and Antares Serialization Solution Protects Pets Too! 2
... studies support the development of DG041 as ... risk, REYKJAVIK, Iceland, June 25, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ ... development of,DG041, the company's Phase II developmental ... results of the Phase IIa and,clinical pharmacology ...
... Significant Clinical Results for,SB-509 in Development for ... 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sangamo,BioSciences, Inc. announced today ... from its ZFP Therapeutic(TM) program at the,67th ... As disclosed in an oral presentation entitled, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Positive Clinical Results for DG041 Lead Product Development,Highlights at deCODE R&D Event 2Positive Clinical Results for DG041 Lead Product Development,Highlights at deCODE R&D Event 3Positive Clinical Results for DG041 Lead Product Development,Highlights at deCODE R&D Event 4Positive Clinical Results for DG041 Lead Product Development,Highlights at deCODE R&D Event 5Positive Clinical Results for DG041 Lead Product Development,Highlights at deCODE R&D Event 6Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation of Phase 1 ZFP,Therapeutic Data at American Diabetes Association Meeting 2Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation of Phase 1 ZFP,Therapeutic Data at American Diabetes Association Meeting 3Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation of Phase 1 ZFP,Therapeutic Data at American Diabetes Association Meeting 4Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation of Phase 1 ZFP,Therapeutic Data at American Diabetes Association Meeting 5Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation of Phase 1 ZFP,Therapeutic Data at American Diabetes Association Meeting 6Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation of Phase 1 ZFP,Therapeutic Data at American Diabetes Association Meeting 7Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation of Phase 1 ZFP,Therapeutic Data at American Diabetes Association Meeting 8Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation of Phase 1 ZFP,Therapeutic Data at American Diabetes Association Meeting 9
...
EDM Ventricular Drainage Kit, with Drip Chamber with and without Bioglide are fabricated of radiopaque (barium impregnated) silicone tubing, and are packaged with stainless steel stylets inserted in ...
Medtronic neurosurgery external drainage and monitoring (EDM) products meet a variety of needs for CSF drainage and monitoring....
... The CODMAN EDS 3 CSF External Drainage System ... nurses and physicians. The clinicians who work every ... the CODMAN EDS 3: ease-of-use in an integrated ... valve, accurate hydrostatic leveling from a unique ...
Medicine Products: