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Potential Threats of Bioterrorism

Since 2001, the government and the media have periodically alerted the American people to potential threats of bioterrorism. // Now, a team of researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has found that such messages measurably raise anxiety levels, which could ...

$ 8.1 Million Grant to Tackle Bioterrorism

Medical College of Wisconsin at Madison has been granted a whopping $8.1 million to develop a tool kit that would identify agents of bio terrorism// like the H5N1 virus. This was announced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. It has been said that the Avian influenza or...

Ricin Vaccine protection against bio-warfare and bioterrorism

Professor Ellen S. Vitetta, University of Texas is in the process of developing an effective vaccine against Ricin. Ricin is a very potent lethal toxin obtained from castor // beans and is considered as the most deadly toxin at very minute concentration. The researcher as published her results from...

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

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

Partnership Collaborates on HIE for Interoperability of Electronic Health Records and Patient Data in Ohio

...n clinical trials. Public Health organizations will also benefit from The Ohio HPOC Service by having more detailed, real time data to combat bioterrorism and natural health threats. Payers will benefit from The Ohio HPOC Service offering through improved economic efficiencies based on fewer errors, imp...

New Drug Fights Anthrax Toxin

...ir blood, and it may be too late for antibiotics alone to be effective, the researchers explained. "This drug strengthens America's arsenal against bioterrorism that would work in the face of antibiotic-resistant anthrax bacterium," said lead researcher Sally Bolmer, senior vice president of development and re...

DOR BioPharma Appoints Christopher P. Schnittker, CPA, as Vice President of Administration and Controller

...ompany 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 tre...

Pennsylvania Department of Health Workshops Will Help Businesses Prepare for Flu Pandemic

...ublic Health Preparedness, which supports the Department of Health's efforts to prepare for, protect against, respond to, and recover from all acts of bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. To register for the workshops or learn more about pandemic influenza planning, visit www.health.state.pa.u...

FDA Commissioner Hamburg to Deliver Keynote at RAPS Conference

...g is an internationally recognized leader in public health and medicine, and an authority on global health, public health systems, infectious disease, bioterrorism and emergency preparedness. She has vowed to restore public confidence in FDA by making the agency's public health mission its top measure of success,...

Niutang Sucralose Patent Litigation Successfully Concluded

...ational ISO 9001:2000/cGMP/HACCP certified Kosher and Halal certified Registered with the U.S. FDA in accordance with the Security and bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 About Niutang Niutang Chemical is one of the world's leading manufacturers and distr...
Bioterrorism in Medical Technology

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

...ompany 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 tre...

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

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

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 t...

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

...ompany 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 tre...

AlphaVax Continues to Expand the Use of Its Vaccine Platform

...the 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 for...

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

...to 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 experiment...thrax, botulism, plague and staphylococcus -- all of which might be used as bioterrorism agents. The vaccine, developed by the U.S. Army Research Institute of Inf...

New York Infection Prevention Expert Named Recipient of Carole DeMille Award

...IC, 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 Com...

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 norm...

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 norm...

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, 12:...
Bioterrorism in Medical Dictionary

Bioterrorism

Bioterrorism is terrorism by intentional release or dissemination of biological agents ; these may be in a naturally-occurring or in a human-modified form. Includes information on bioterrorism , chemical agents, and natural disasters. Also features interim notification procedures for publi...

Smallpox

...ften fatal. ... Smallpox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ... centuries smallpox established itself ... Types. Transmission. Smallpox as a bioterrorism Agent ... Current Vaccination Due to Bioterrorism. Treatment and Containment. SMALLPOX . MORE INFORMATION ... Smallpox ... Smallpox is a vir...

Plague

...ly. ... Pneumonic plague requires strict isolation and disinfection, and treatment procedures. ... Plague has the potential to be used as a bioterrorism agent. ... Plague , ... About 14 percent, or 1 in 7, of all plague cases in the United States are fatal. ... Organization reports 1,000 to 3,0...
Bioterrorism in Biological News

Tiny avalanche photodiodes target bioterrorism agents

After the anthrax attacks in the United States in 2001 the threat of a larger and more deadly bioterrorism attack -- perhaps from smallpox, plague or tularemia -- became very real. But the ability to detect such biological agents and rapidly contain an attack is still being developed. In a signif...

Discovery could be key to bioterrorism defense

A collaborative research team from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have made a major breakthrough in efforts to combat two deadly viruses that could be engineered for use as biowea...

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

...dical 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

...milar 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 t...

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 Society for Microbiology honors James W. Snyder

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

UCI awarded $45 million for infectious disease research

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

American Chemical Society Weekly PressPac -- April 8, 2009

...90 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 gro...

Einstein researchers devise a fast and sensitive way to detect ricin

...niversity 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, ca...

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 anti...
Bioterrorism in Biological Technology

Avalanche photodiodes target bioterrorism agents

Researchers have shown that a new class of ultraviolet photodiode could help meet the U.S. military's pressing requirement for compact, reliable and cost-effective sensors to detect anthrax and other bioterrorism agents in the air. "The military is currently using photomultiplier tubes, which a...

Avalanche photodiodes target bioterrorism agents

Researchers have shown that a new class of ultraviolet photodiode could help meet the U.S. military's pressing requirement for compact, reliable and cost-effective sensors to detect anthrax and other bioterrorism agents in the air. "The military is currently using photomultiplier tubes, which a...

Thomson Reuters Examines Highly Cited Research in Bioterrorism

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthcare and Science business of Thomson Reuters today announced the results of a study assessing influential research in bioterrorism from 1999 to 2008. The findings appear in the May/June issue of Science Watch ( www.sciencewatch.com ...

JMAR Technologies Raises Awareness of BioSentry -- A High Tech Counter to Bioterrorism

JMAR Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: JMAR), San Diego, CA, a leading innovator in the development and commercialization of sensing systems for the detection of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) materials, today announced a media awareness initiative for JMAR's award-win...

BioNeutral Announces a BREAKTHROUGH in the Fight Against Bioterrorism

NEWARK, N.J., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNeutral announced today the results of tests utilizing its Ygiene(TM) formulation to kill anthrax spores on contact. This chemical technology is designed to be used by the military and first responders in conjunction with any suspected anthrax exposure....

Wisconsin to Receive $25 Million for Bioterrorism

Funds to be used for labs, technology, research, communication and planning WASHINGTON - HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has made available an additional $1.4 billion to increase the capacity of states, territories and metro area...

Next Safety Releases Advanced Respirator for Infectious Diseases

...ly hoods. Next Safety designed its respirators with input from the CDC and the World Health Organization along from the US army's famed AMRIID bioterrorism warfare center. Next Safety's core competence is the development, design and rapid production of pulmonary products like its 9000 series respir...

DOR BioPharma Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for orBec(R) for the Treatment of Chronic Gastrointestinal GVHD

...ompany 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 tre...

DOR BioPharma Announces Issuance of European Patent for its LPM(TM) Oral Drug Delivery Technology

...ompany 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 tre...

DOR BioPharma Announces Publication of orBec(R) Clinical Pulmonary Data in Bone Marrow Transplantation

...ompany 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 tre...
Bioterrorism in Biological Definition

Ebola

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