Tag: "bioweapon" at biology news
The bioweapon is in the post
... prospect of terrorists mail-ordering genes forkey bioweapon
agents such as smallpox, and using them to engineer new and deadly pathogens. Customers typically submit sequences by email or via a form available on a company's website. The companies then construct the specified genes and mail them back a few wee...
Scientists aim to thwart use of flu as bioweapon
...lity that terrorists could somehow modify flu as a bioweapon
to make it even more lethal than it is already. Among the highlights of this week's two-day symposium, hosted by the University of Rochester Center for Biodefense Immune Modeling, is a lecture by Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty, Ph.D., an expert on...
New finding points way to foiling anthrax's tricks
...which siderocalin binds. Anthrax is a potential bioweapon
because it is nearly always fatal when inhaled. Its long-lived spores grow rapidly in the lungs, leading to breathing problems and shock within days. While a vaccine is available, there is no effective treatment. The bacteria succeed by forming ca...