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American Society for Microbiology honors James W. Snyder

... Dr. Snyder is honored for his efforts in bioterrorism preparedness which began several years before the ... for detection and identification of possible bioterrorism agents. He is a charter member of the ... (FBI), to prepare the laboratory for bioterrorism events. The foundation of the LRN is comprised of ...

Researchers develop new ultrasensitive assay to detect most poisonous substance known

... disease, and is considered a major potential bioterrorism threat agent. The research teams work is ... botulinum neurotoxin as one of six maximum threat bioterrorism agents due to its potency, lethality and ease of ... countrys ability to detect and defend against a bioterrorism attack. The collaborative research team ...

UCI awarded $45 million for infectious disease research

... 11 federally funded research sites dedicated to countering threats from bioterrorism agents and emerging infections. Pacific-Southwest researchers are ... a defense against emerging diseases, like dengue fever, and potential bioterrorism agents, like the botulism toxin. It also seeks to train next-generation ...

Nature Medicine study shows Peregrine's bavituximab can cure lethal virus infections

... hemorrhagic fevers under a contract worth up to $44.4 million with the bioterrorism program of the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Bavituximab ... Lassa fever virus, a hemorrhagic fever virus that is listed as a class A bioterrorism agent by the CDC. Bavituximab showed potent anti-viral activity in both ...

New 'chemical radar' among national security innovations in ACS podcast

... for instance, focuses on scientific advances toward early detection of bioterrorism attacks with biological threats that the National Institutes of Health ... technique for early detection of smallpox, anthrax, and other bioterrorism agents. The device could be used in football stadiums, airports, shopping ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 15, 2007

... outside, tiny but ultra-sensitive sensors will monitor the environment for bioterrorism agents. These and other potentially revolutionary research developments ... technology could save time, money and lives during a sudden outbreak or a bioterrorism attack, the scientists said. Drug repurposing or reprofiling is not ...

Bioterrorism and disaster preparedness explored in special issue of Medical Decision Making

... countermeasures necessary to minimize the hospital surge resulting from anthrax-related illness and response in the first two days after a major bioterrorism attack. The researchers found that a CRI-compliant prophylaxis campaign starting two days after exposure would protect as many as 86% of exposed ...

Toxin detection as close as an inkjet printer

... technology may soon be used to develop paper-based biosensors that can detect certain harmful toxins that can cause food poisoning or be used as bioterrorism agents. In a paper published in the July issue of Analytical Chemistry , John Brennan and his research team at McMaster University, working with ...

Study characterizes eczema patients most at risk for dangerous viral infections

... when they receive a smallpox vaccination. This situation could limit the ability of those people to safely receive vaccinations in case of a smallpox bioterrorism event. The Atopic Dermatitis Vaccinia Network (ADVN) is an NIH-funded multi-center network charged with better understanding the susceptibility of ...

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 8, 2009

... Phone: 518-276-3273 Fax: 518-276-4887 Email: plattm@rpi.edu ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Long-awaited new tests for detecting the bioterrorism agent ricin Analytical Chemistry In a development that could help safeguard people against potential acts of terrorism involving ricin, two ...

Einstein researchers devise a fast and sensitive way to detect ricin

... have developed a simple, accurate, and highly sensitive test to detect and quantify ricin, an extremely potent toxin with potential use as a bioterrorism agent. The report appears as a featured article in the April 12th issue of Analytical Chemistry . Ricin, a protein extracted from castor beans, ...

New edition available for essential virology reference

... Challenges related to novel viruses, changing epidemiologic patterns, new syndromes, unmet vaccine needs, antiviral drug resistance, and threats of bioterrorism are balanced against improved insights into viral pathogenesis, better diagnostic tools, novel immunization strategies, and an expanding array of ...

ASM biodefense and emerging diseases research meeting

... in Baltimore, MD. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together individuals who are carrying out research to defend against the threat of bioterrorism with decision makers shaping the future biodefense research agenda, recognizing that emerging infectious diseases serve as a paradigm for handling ...

Researchers to use K-State's BSL-3 Lab for $1 million study of fungus threatening wheat crops

... field and another in plant science. "One reason we're really excited about this project is that we're teaching students how to deal with plant bioterrorism threats," Valent said. "The student in the sciences will be taught not only how to look for resistance, but also how to do it in a high-containment ...

Scientists build 'roach motel' for nasty bugs of the bacterial variety

... liken to "roach motels" snaring and killing cockroaches. The research could lead to new coatings that will disinfect common surfaces, combat bioterrorism or sterilize medical devices, reducing the devices' responsibility for an estimated 1.4 million infection-related deaths each year. "The bacteria ...

Rethinking who should be considered 'essential' during a pandemic flu outbreak

... personnel, and utility workers. That's the conclusion of a Johns Hopkins University article to be published in the journal of Biosecurity and bioterrorism . The report, led by Nancy Kass, Sc.D, Deputy Director of Public Health for the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, provides ethical ...

UCF professor develops vaccine to protect against black plague bioterror attack

... layer of protection against natural epidemics and man-made threats. The Centers for Disease Control lists the pneumonic plague as a potential bioterrorism agent because of the speed of which it can be spread and its 60 percent fatality rate if not treated early enough with an aggressive array of ...

New decontamination system kills anthrax rapidly without lingering effects

... Stellar Micro Devices, Inc. (SMD) have developed prototypes of a rapid, non-disruptive and less expensive method that could be used to decontaminate bioterrorism hazards in the future. Using flat panel modules that produce X-rays and ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light simultaneously, the researchers can kill ...

Anthrax cellular entry point uncovered

... anthrax spores enter the body and wreak havoc. Unraveling the anthrax-Mac-1 gateway is a milestone in the ongoing efforts to protect humans from bioterrorism and biological warfare, the UAB microbiologists said. Such a discovery will speed the development of new drugs and vaccines to fight or prevent ...

NIH launches Human Microbiome Project

... of the research. Areas of focus include the clinical and health implications of using probiotics, potential forensic uses of microbiome profiles, bioterrorism and biodefense applications, the application of new technologies from the project, and patenting and privacy issues. Examining and addressing ...

NASA technology helps predict and prevent future pandemic outbreaks

... predict the food supply of disease transmitting vectors within the region and the threat they cause to humans. Because plague is also considered a bioterrorism agent, NASA surveillance systems enable scientists to decipher if an outbreak was caused by natural circumstances or was an act of bioterrorism. A ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Oct. 31, 2007

... A faster, more sensitive method for detecting anthrax Analytical Chemistry Amid continuing concerns that anthrax might be used as a bioterrorism weapon, government researchers report development of a faster, more sensitive blood test for detecting the deadly toxins produced by the anthrax ...

Smiths Detection to launch a portable diagnostic system for foot-and-mouth disease and avian flu

... well established technique for the detection and analysis of infectious diseases. Smiths Detection has been supplying field-based PCR systems for bioterrorism applications for many years. The new generation of instruments, building on this experience, is designed to run in harsh environments and, unlike ...

Nanobiosym awarded $2 million DTRA contract

... Research (AFOSR), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Nanobiosym shares DTRAs strategic mission to reduce the threat of biological warfare and bioterrorism and during the course of the DTRA contract plans to validate the use of Nanobiosyms proprietary technology platform for emerging biodefense ...

Serious adverse reactions to smallpox vaccine appear to be limited

... administered to potential first responders to a bioterrorism incident, possibly attributable to rigorous ... of a smallpox case could represent an intentional bioterrorism event requiring an immediate, coordinated ... volunteers who might be first responders during a bioterrorism event. Christine G. Casey, M.D., of the ...

Effective, safe anthrax vaccine can be grown in tobacco plants

... quantities of vaccine for anthrax, one of the top bioterrorism threats facing the United States. The new ... is very much in need, primarily because of bioterrorism concerns," Daniell said. "But in the United ... improving vaccines for plague, cholera and other bioterrorism agents. Daniell is developing a new technology ...

Gene patterns in white blood cells quickly diagnose disease

... method to determine in a matter of hours if someone has been exposed to a bioterrorism agent just by looking at the pattern of active genes in that person's ... a day when hand-held devices could be used at the site of a suspected bioterrorism attack to determine who has been exposed within hours instead of days that ...

UCLA scientists reveal how Nipah virus infects cells

... infiltrates human cells to cause encephalitis. Designated as a potential bioterrorism agent by the National Biodefense Research Agenda, the virus exploits a ... 6. "In its natural state, the Nipah virus can be used as a potential bioterrorism agent capable of devastating an entire country's public health and ...

Innovative smallpox vaccine research study to be conducted at Case Medical Center

... against smallpox among the general public was ceased in 1972 because it was no longer necessary for prevention. However, recent threats of bioterrorism after 9/11 have spurred the development of a new safer vaccine that can be given to immune-compromised ....

Smallpox outbreak: How long would it take for vaccines to protect people? Would it work?

... stopped in the United States in 1971, and the world was declared free of smallpox in 1980. But because of the recent concern about biowarfare and bioterrorism throughout the world, the U.S. government is making efforts to improve its ability to protect its citizens in the event of a bioterrorist attack ...

Discovery could lead to better control of hemorrhagic fever viruses

... occasional disease outbreaks, mostly in poor, rural areas of South America, the viruses are of U.S. government interest because of their potential as bioterrorism agents. All four are classified as NIAID Category A Priority Pathogens and must be handled in Biosafety Level 4 containment facilities. The ...

Scientists create dual-modality microbeads to improve identification of disease biomarkers

... Analyzing human blood for a very 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 ...

Silver bullet: UGA researchers use laser, nanotechnology to rapidly detect viruses

... ?which is detailed in the November issue of the journal Nano Letters ?could save lives by rapidly detecting a naturally occurring disease outbreak or bioterrorism attack. "It saves days to weeks," said lead author Ralph Tripp, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Vaccine Development at the UGA ...

Nanotech tools yield DNA transcription breakthrough

... strains such as XDR-TB that are resistant to current antibiotics have emerged." In addition, bacterial pathogens that may be used in bioterrorism can be engineered, and, in the former Soviet Union, were intentionally engineered to be resistant to current antibiotics. Ebright explained that ...

Study finds the air rich with bacteria

... National Academy of Sciences, serves two purposes. It paves the way for regional bacterial censuses that will help a Department of Homeland Security bioterrorism surveillance program differentiate between normal and suspicious fluctuations in airborne pathogens. It will also help scientists establish a ...

Vaccine combined with short-term postexposure antibiotics protects monkeys from inhalational anthrax

... week's online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could have important implications for public health management of anthrax bioterrorism events. Anthrax is caused by the spore-forming bacterium Bacillus anthracis, and causes three types of disease--cutaneous, gastrointestinal, and ...

Ancient ants arose 140-168 million years ago

... spectrometric method could potentially be used for biodefense and public health preparedness as a tool for rapidly detecting norovirus--a category B bioterrorism agent--and other viral public health threats. The study is published in the April 2006 edition of Applied and Environmental Microbiology. In ...

Researchers use mass spectrometry to detect norovirus particles

... spectrometric method could potentially be used for biodefense and public health preparedness as a tool for rapidly detecting norovirus--a category B bioterrorism agent--and other viral public health threats. The study is published in the April 2006 edition of Applied and Environmental Microbiology. In ...

Scientists reveal how deadly toxin hijacks cells

... Howard Hughes Medical Institute. "It uses SV2 to sneak into nerves like a Trojan horse." "Botulinum neurotoxins are among the six most dangerous bioterrorism threats," adds lead author Min Dong, a UW-Madison postdoctoral researcher in the department of physiology. "Knowing the protein receptor for ...
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