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Revisiting the anthrax attacks

... uncertainty, confusion and time pressures of a bioterrorism or pandemic emergency create major barriers for ... Human Services declared anthrax as a continuing bioterrorism threat through the end of 2015, she said. ... of experimental or "off label" drugs to address bioterrorism or public health emergencies. According to Dr. ...

Report Finds Economic Crisis Hurting U.S. Preparedness for Health Emergencies; More Than Half of States Score 7 or Lower Out of 10 in Readiness Rankings

... the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters, and bioterrorism report, which finds that progress made to better ... from disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and bioterrorism is now at risk, due to budget cuts and the ... protect Americans from diseases, disasters, and bioterrorism is already hurting state response capabilities. ...

1957-58 Flu Pandemic Can Provide Clues to Planning for h1n1

... had similar patterns. In an article published today in Biosecurity and bioterrorism , researchers at the Center for Biosecurity of the University of ... to the 1957-58 Influenza Pandemic," was published in Biosecurity and bioterrorism ahead of print at: http://www.liebertonline.com/toc/bsp/0/0 . ...

Nose-spray vaccine against botulism effective in first tests

... (CDC). Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) have been designated Category A bioterrorism agents that pose a high risk to national security because they are deadly, ... and Dentistry. Lance Simpson, Ph.D., director of Center for Research on bioterrorism and Biodefense at Thomas Jefferson University, Leonard Smith, Ph.D., chief ...

Southern Research Wins $37 Million Black & Veatch Sub-Contract for Biological Threat Reduction Program

... also involves strengthening biosafety and biosecurity measures to combat bioterrorism and prevent the proliferation of biological weapons-related technology, ... government's existing disease surveillance systems to detect and report bioterrorism attacks, epidemics and potential pandemics. About DTRA ...

Data Published in Nature Medicine Highlights Ability of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals' Bavituximab to 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 ...

UT Southwestern researchers develop new strategy for broad spectrum anti-viral drugs

... promise as a new strategy to fight viral diseases, including potential bioterrorism agents. In a study appearing in the December issue of Nature Medicine ... by rats. As a hemorrhagic fever virus, Lassa is listed as a Category A bioterrorism agent the same class as the Ebola and Marburg viruses by the Centers for ...

Researchers Pursuing Nasal Anthrax Vaccine

... for Disease Control and Prevention. Anthrax can also be used as a bioterrorism weapon, as evidenced in 2001, when terrorists mailed letters containing ... York University Medical Center, and author of Protect Yourself Against bioterrorism . And, the need for boosters isn't always practical in military ...

Nanoemulsion vaccines show increasing promise

... are also exploring nasal nanoemulsion vaccines to protect against bioterrorism agents and hepatitis B. Potential for a better smallpox vaccine ... a safer way to protect citizens and health care workers in the event of a bioterrorism attack involving smallpox, Baker says. That would allay concerns about ...

Computers help chemists fight emerging infections

... technology could save time, money and lives during a sudden outbreak or a bioterrorism attack. They reported here today at the 234th national meeting of the ... also provides a potential means of identifying quick treatments for bioterrorism agents, such as new strains of anthrax, as well as rare infectious ...

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Bioterrorism in Medical Technology

Corgenix, Tulane Announce Award of NIH Grant Extending Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Product Development Program

... the tests for VHFs, some of which are potential bioterrorism agents due to their high fatality rate and ease ... the world, but will also fill a critical gap in bioterrorism defense. Now, under the new NIH award, we will ... are of concern to the public health and bioterrorism preparedness communities. About Corgenix ...

Annual Conference on Vaccine Research to Highlight Not Only Health Benefits But Also Economic Gains

... start a Phase III trial by the end of 2008. One Vaccine to Combat Four bioterrorism Agents U.S. Army researchers will also report success in mouse ... botulism, plague and staphylococcus -- all of which might be used as bioterrorism agents. The vaccine, developed by the U.S. Army Research Institute ...

DOR BioPharma Receives EMEA Agreement on the Design of its Confirmatory Phase 3 Clinical Trial of orBec(R) in GI GVHD

... developing products to treat life-threatening side effects of cancer treatments and serious gastrointestinal diseases, and vaccines for certain bioterrorism agents. DOR's lead product, orBec(R) (oral beclomethasone dipropionate or BDP), is a potent, locally acting corticosteroid being developed for the ...

Elusys' Anthrax Anti-Toxin, Anthim(TM), Enters Second Phase I Clinical Study

... all of our studies show that treatment with Anthim has the potential to provide significant therapeutic benefit for people infected with anthrax in a bioterrorism emergency." Currently antibiotics represent the only therapeutic option for anthrax infection. Antibiotics target the bacteria, but can still fail ...

DOR BioPharma, Inc. Executes $400,000 Equity Investment Agreement With Numoda Corporation

... developing products to treat life-threatening side effects of cancer treatments and serious gastrointestinal diseases, and vaccines for certain bioterrorism agents. DOR's lead product, orBec(R) (oral beclomethasone dipropionate or BDP), is a potent, locally acting corticosteroid being developed for the ...

AlphaVax Continues to Expand the Use of Its Vaccine Platform

... NIAID grant to date is an excellent demonstration of the potential of our alphavirus vector platform to address many different diseases as well as bioterrorism threats. We have shown efficacy of this platform in numerous animal models and safety and immunogenicity in three clinical trials to date. We look ...

New York Infection Prevention Expert Named Recipient of Carole DeMille Award

... including chair of the TB Task Force and as a member of the Practice Guidance Council, Public Policy Committee, Mandatory Reporting Task Force and bioterrorism Task Force. She is currently an external advisor to the Public Policy Committee. She also serves as a liaison representative to the CDC's Advisory ...

Further Data on Safety and Efficacy of Cethromycin Presented at 47th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

... of CAP caused by Haemophilus influenzae. The following poster presentations demonstrated the potency of cethromycin as a potential treatment against bioterrorism pathogens: "Efficacy of Cethromycin Against a Lethal Inhalation Anthrax Challenge in Rhesus Macaques" All antibiotic treated animals maintained ...

Further Data on Safety and Efficacy of Cethromycin Presented at 47th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

... of CAP caused by Haemophilus influenzae. The following poster presentations demonstrated the potency of cethromycin as a potential treatment against bioterrorism pathogens: "Efficacy of Cethromycin Against a Lethal Inhalation Anthrax Challenge in Rhesus Macaques" All antibiotic treated animals maintained ...

Advanced Life Sciences to Present Data on Selected Cethromycin Therapeutic Studies at the 47th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

... and Management Tuesday, September 18, 11:15 a.m. Central Daylight Time, Room E253D Poster Session 222: Pathogenesis and Therapeutics in Agents of bioterrorism -- Poster: Poster B-2031: Efficacy of Cethromycin Against a Lethal Inhalation Anthrax Challenge in Rhesus Macaques Wednesday, September 19, ...

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Bioterrorism in Medical Dictionary

Bioterrorism

... Smallpox bioterrorism : The misuse of smallpox as an agent of bioterrorism . bioterrorism and biowarfare today: A number of countries have ...

Abortion

... of childbirth or abortion ... Zwillich has written extensively on a broad range of policy topics including health insurance, Medicare, and bioterrorism . He has also covered controversial topics including human cloning, vaccine risks, and abortion . ...

Anthrax

... of Pregnant Women Exposed to Anthrax -- ... However, smallpox has resurfaced as a health concern in recent years due to concerns about bioterrorism (the use of bacteria or virus es to cause illness and spread fear). Smallpox and anthrax (a disease caused by the spores of a bacteria ...

Bacillus anthracis

... , the gastrointestinal tract, or the lungs . Text Continued Below ... has resurfaced as a health concern in recent years due to concerns about bioterrorism (the use of bacteria or virus es to cause illness and spread fear). Smallpox and anthrax (a disease caused by the spores of a bacteria ...

Hemorrhagic

... many outbreaks of blood y diarrhea in several countries. Viral hemorrhagic fever s (VHFs) are a group of virus es that could be used for bioterrorism . Examples of VHFs include Ebola virus , hantavirus , yellow fever , Lassa fever , and Marburg virus . The term " hemorrhagic " comes from ...

Hemorrhagic Fever

... a particularly efficient species of mosquito: Aedes egypti. Viral hemorrhagic fever s (VHFs) are a group of virus es that could be used for bioterrorism . Examples of VHFs include Ebola virus , hantavirus , yellow fever , Lassa fever , and Marburg virus . Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Dengue ...

Viral Hemorrhagic Fever

... of related illnesses called viral hemorrhagic fever s ... Viral hemorrhagic fever s (VHFs) are a group of virus es that could be used for bioterrorism . Examples of VHFs include Ebola virus , hantavirus , yellow fever , Lassa fever , and Marburg virus . However, as with some other virus es ...

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Bioterrorism in Biological News

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 ...

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Bioterrorism in Biological Technology

Thomson Reuters Examines Highly Cited Research in Bioterrorism

... of a study assessing influential research in bioterrorism from 1999 to 2008. The findings appear in the ... with an impact of 31.55. The most cited bioterrorism paper was published in 2001, regarding the ... of total citations and citation impact in the bioterrorism field, as well as a rundown of the most cited ...

[video] Jacques Tizabi, CEO of Universal Detection Technology Discusses Latest Purchase Order on WallSt.net's 3-Minute Press Show

... technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health threats and provider ... a developer of monitoring technologies, including bioterrorism detection devices. The Company on its own and ... of handheld assays used for detection of five bioterrorism agents, radiation detection systems, and ...

Avalanche photodiodes target bioterrorism agents

... sensors to detect anthrax and other bioterrorism agents in the air. "The military is currently ... chose to develop avalanche photodiodes for this bioterrorism application because the devices can detect the ... photodiodes can be used for more than detecting bioterrorism agents. They can also be used detect fires, gun ...

Avalanche photodiodes target bioterrorism agents

... sensors to detect anthrax and other bioterrorism agents in the air. "The military is currently ... chose to develop avalanche photodiodes for this bioterrorism application because the devices can detect the ... photodiodes can be used for more than detecting bioterrorism agents. They can also be used detect fires, gun ...

Fifth Annual SemTech Conference Highlights How Semantics Power Chemistry, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, and Other Life Science Solutions

... Attendees Learn Latest Advancements, from Medical Records Management to bioterrorism Preparedness. Culver City, CA (PRWEB) May 5, ... and Just-in-Time Information Collection and Integration for Disaster and bioterrorism Preparedness" Mark Musen and Natasha Noy, Stanford University, on ...

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 ...

ECBC's Environmental BioMonitoring Laboratory Focuses on the Future

... species of anaerobic and aerobic bacteria, to include six major bacterial bioterrorism agents, using the Sherlock bioterrorism Library. In less than 10 minutes, the library can identify extract from ...

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 ...

UTSA/UTHSCSA publish results on bio-threat agent

... process against Francisella tularensis, a respiratory pathogen and bioterrorism agent that is the cause of tularemia. The findings will be released this ... of Sciences . The organism is considered to be a life-threatening bioterrorism agent by the Centers for Disease Control. Tularemia is an illness caused ...

UTSA/UTHSCSA publish results on bio-threat agent

... process against Francisella tularensis, a respiratory pathogen and bioterrorism agent that is the cause of tularemia. The findings will be released this ... of Sciences . The organism is considered to be a life-threatening bioterrorism agent by the Centers for Disease Control. Tularemia is an illness caused ...

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Bioterrorism in Biological Definition

Ebola

... 2.3 Economic impact 2.4 Trends 3 bioterrorism 4 See also 5 External links 6 ... to it after they survive a first episode. bioterrorism bioterrorism , or use of the Ebola virus as a biological ...
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