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Comprehensive biodefense text published

...fectious Diseases (USAMRIID), the nation's premier biodefense laboratory. In this 624-page, hardcover text edit... E. Lindler, Frank J. Lebeda, and George W. Korch, biodefense research experts authoritatively explain the universe of scientific, medical, and legal issues facin...

TrueBlue Archive Will Store Raw Life Sciences Data for Proteomics and Drug Testing

...fectious Diseases (USAMRIID), the nation's premier biodefense laboratory. In this 624-page, hardcover text edit... E. Lindler, Frank J. Lebeda, and George W. Korch, biodefense research experts authoritatively explain the universe of scientific, medical, and legal issues facin...

Discovery could be key to bioterrorism defense

...n NIH news release. "This work, funded through our biodefense research program, is a major step towards developing countermeasures to prevent and treat Nipah and Hendra viruses." "Now that we've identified the cell receptor, we have a new target for activity, hopefully blocking the viruses from infecting cells...

New NIAID grants strengthen national biodefense and emerging infectious diseases research network

...ch * train researchers and other personnel for biodefense research activities * create and maintain supp...ort to first responders in the event of a national biodefense emergency The previously established RCEs in the network are led by Duke University, Harvard Medica...

Ebola DNA vaccine produces immune responses in all fully vaccinated volunteers in Phase 1 trial

...luation of our technology for potential additional biodefense and emerging disease applications," said David C. Kaslow, M.D., Vical's Chief Scientific Officer, "particularly where antibody responses may be protective. Our processes allow rapid development and manufacturing of vaccines without handling potential...

How can we protect patients with weakened immune systems from influenza?

...measures into the category of biodefense. Under a biodefense program mandated by Congress, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in conjunction with the Department of Defense, has awarded the grant to researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania...

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 simplifi...

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 simplifi...

Plague proteome reveals proteins linked to infection

...ow promise as detection tools in public health and biodefense and can guide drug and vaccine designers in their quest to disrupt the microbe’s ability to infect. Y. pestis is the bacterium that caused the infamous Black Death plagues. Fleas are vectors for the disease and can spread it to rodent and human h...

Molecular structure reveals how botulinum toxin attaches to nerve cells

...s one reason they are considered among the highest biodefense research priorities by the U.S. government. As part of its overall biodefense program, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Inst...

Study illuminates how the plague bacteria causes disease

...ioweapons program also made the pathogen a primary biodefense concern. Additional medical concerns have arisen from the evolution of multidrug-resistant strains of the plague bacterium found in patients from several locations. The plague bacterium Yersinia pestis is closely related to Y. enterocolitica and Y. ...

Tiny Tampa Bay fish key to evolution of immune system

...nderstanding how it does so could lead to improved biodefense and better immune-boosting drugs to fight cancer and disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, say scientists at the University of Florida and the University of South Florida, who reported their findings recently in Nature Immunology. "At a basic leve...

Will the plague pathogen become resistant to antibiotics?

...and present a vital biomedical, public health, and biodefense threat." ...

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