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2013-05-02 23:19:48

Dade Moeller Senior Health Physicist Edward F. Maher has been appointed to the National Academy of Sciences´ new Committee on Research Directions in Human Biological Effects of Low Level Ionizing Radiation. Richland, WA (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Dade Moeller Senior Health Physicist Edward F. Maher has been appointed to the National Academy of Sciences´ new Committee on Research Directions in Human Biological Effects of Low Level Ionizing Radiation. The committee´s first meeting is...

2010-02-23 11:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development institute, has received a $3.8M contract from the Department of Health and Human Services Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). SRI will research and develop a device to triage individuals who may have been exposed to ionizing radiation after a radiological or nuclear incident. SRI International is the prime contractor in this collaborative,...

2009-04-20 14:23:14

U.S. researchers say they have determined treatment with biphosphonates could prevent radiation-induced leukemia. Alexandra Miller, a senior scientist at the U.S. Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, said her research is designed to help military and space agency personnel, who are more likely to be exposed to risky levels of radiation than the general population. However, she said the research could have applications for civilian populations as well. It is possible, although not yet...

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2009-04-20 15:30:00

Researchers at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, reported Sunday that two compounds in a class of bone-strengthening drugs known as bisphosphonates may protect people exposed to radiation from developing leukemia -- a common long-term side effect of radiation exposure. The scientists said the compounds delayed and in some cases even prevented mice exposed to high doses of radiation from developing leukemia. Alexandra Miller, who has been studying ways to...

2008-10-30 15:00:38

A U.S. company says it's started initial human safety testing of a drug designed to treat exposure to radiation from nuclear weapons or a nuclear accident. Cleveland BioLabs Inc. said it dosed its first healthy volunteer this month in the human safety study required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the drug Protectan CBLB502. The safety trial involves single injections of Protectan CBLB502 in ascending dose groups of six healthy volunteers each. Participants in the study will...

2008-09-12 09:00:51

Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLI) today announced that it has been awarded a $774,183 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to further study certain mitigating properties of Protectan CBLB502 in the context of hematopoietic (blood/bone marrow) damage from radiation exposure. The grant program, Medical Countermeasures to Enhance Platelet Regeneration and Increase Survival Following Radiation Exposure, is...

2008-04-09 12:00:53

Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLI) today announced that it will submit Protectan CBLB502 for the Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) soliciting research and development proposals for "Therapies for Hematopoietic Syndrome, Bone Marrow Stromal Cell Loss, and Vascular Injury Resulting from Acute Exposure to Ionizing Radiation" published on March 6, by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). BARDA seeks to acquire...


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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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