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New Antidotes may Harbour Treatments for Deadliest Poisons

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, have found two antidotes which, if found safe , may lead to treatments for deadliest poisons like Ricin, cholera toxin, and shiga toxin. Produced by the deadly strains of E. coli bacteria, these toxins travel b...

New Report Just Published: World Multiple Myeloma Therapeutics Market Report

... Multidrug Resistance: A Challenge to Reckon With II-9 Gene Therapy Exudes Hope II-9 Challenges Encountered in Clinical Trials II-10 FDA's antidotes II-10 Europe Lagging Behind in Drug Approvals II-11 Table 5: Multiple Myeloma Market in Europe (2006): Percentage Breakdown of Drugs Used...

Discover the Deadly Toxic Twins: Hydrogen Cyanide and Carbon Monoxide

...teach them key ways to avoid exposure and what first responders and local hospitals can do in the event of exposure. Currently, there are two types of antidotes available that have been approved by the FDA for use in the United States. Hydroxocobalamin, or Cyanokit, can be used for confirmed or suspected cyani...

What are protective effects of anti-ricin A-chain aptamer?

... of a stably transfected cell-based luciferase assay will facilitate the development of high throughput screening for inhibitors of ricin as potential antidotes for the treatment of ricin intoxication. ...

Experimental Weight-Loss Pill Passes Early Test

...s trails behind obesity by a short few years and the numbers of patients that are developing diabetes is staggering." Diet and exercise are proven antidotes for excess weight, but few people are able to sustain such changes and, even if they lose weight, will regain it. Some weight-loss drugs are alread...

Drug Mix-Ups Harm Hospitalized Kids

...ing medical errors was a list of 15 "triggers" that a patient's charts might indicate possible drug-related problems. The triggers included the use of antidotes for drug overdoses, suspicious side effects and lab tests. The researchers found adverse drug events for 11.1 of every 100 hospitalized children. E...

U of M researchers discover fast-acting cyanide antidote

...ers, industrial workers, and victims of terrorist attacks. Current cyanide antidotes work slowly and are ineffective when administered after a certain point, sa...ears. The antidote is also unique because it can be taken orally (current antidotes must be given intravenously) and may be administered up to an hour prior to...

Many States Still Fall Short in Emergency Preparedness: Report

...xample, seven states have not purchased antiviral medications in the event of a pandemic, 13 states don't have effective plans to distribute vaccines, antidotes and medical supplies in a public health emergency, and seven states and the District of Columbia don't have the ability to test for biological threats...

Sierra Leone Contains Rabies Outbreak

...a massive vaccination campaign carried out by veterinary officials. Doctors at the main referral Connaught Hospital are worried about a lack of rabies antidotes to combat dog bites. The hospital has had to rely heavily on anti-rabies drug handouts from international agencies such as the World Health O...

Sierra Leone Contains Rabies Outbreak

...a massive vaccination campaign carried out by veterinary officials. Doctors at the main referral Connaught Hospital are worried about a lack of rabies antidotes to combat dog bites. The hospital has had to rely heavily on anti-rabies drug handouts from international agencies such as the World Health Organ...
Antidotes in Biological News

Einstein researchers devise a fast and sensitive way to detect ricin

...ting greater concentrations of the toxin. Dr. Schramm believes the assay's most immediate application is for discovering drugs that could serve as antidotes for ricin poisoning. "Previously we had to rely on laborious, multi-step methods to see if a compound was preventing ricin from working, which is...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 19, 2007

...nesota are announcing development of potential new antidotes for the deadly poison that can be taken by mouth r...bert Nagasawa and colleagues explain that existing antidotes for cyanide poisoning require a series of intraven... IMMEDIATE RELEASE Novel, Orally Effective Cyanide antidotes DOWNLOAD PDF http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/samp...

UK is first to administer new anti-clotting technology

...eved to be the first of its kind. "This class of drugs is a very promising technology that allows for the development of 'designer' drugs and their antidotes simultaneously," said Dr. Steven R. Steinhubl, the study's principal investigator at UK and director of cardiovascular education and clinical research...
Antidotes in Biological Technology

HHS Secretary Leavitt Announces Members of the National Biodefense Science Board

... chemical agents. He has evaluated long-term, low-level exposure to nerve agents for possible association with Gulf War syndrome and evaluated several antidotes to nerve agents. He was a member of the team that developed the antidote kit now carried by the United States armed forces. His current research focus...

ICx Awarded $1.5 M Contract by Department of Homeland Security for Development of Next Generation Bio Aerosol Systems

...ovide early warning of these threats, enabling the initiation of protective responses that can minimize bio-agent dispersion, such as administering of antidotes to any exposed personnel, even before they begin showing symptoms of contamination. About ICx Technologies(TM) ICx develops advanced technologies fo...

The birth of biotech: San Francisco, Boston, Geneva or Chicago?

...rship to University of Chicago and majored in biological sciences. During his initial time there, Goldwasser worked in the universitys toxicity lab on antidotes for chemical warfare agents (this was after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor). Upon graduating, he was drafted and sent to Fort Detrick where he...
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