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2012-05-31 01:33:21

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine will receive up to $6.2 million over five years from the National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to develop a vaccine for severe acute respiratory syndrome, commonly called SARS. "This will be our first major effort to develop a vaccine for a potential public health emergency threat in the United States. It gets us into a new area of biodefense while in the past we've been focusing on...

Children Will Not Be Given Anthrax Vaccine, For Now
2011-10-31 11:40:45

A government advisory board said on Friday that for now, children will not be given an anthrax vaccine. The board said that ethical issues need to be resolved before the vaccine can be tested in children to be sure it is safe. The government has stockpiled the vaccine due to concerns of terrorist using it as a biological weapon. The National Biodefense Science Board said on Friday that a separate review board should look into the ethical issues of doing such tests in children. The...

2011-04-20 00:00:29

DTRA is supporting a USAMRIID clinical study to evaluate a vaccine against ricin toxin. Fort Belvoir, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 18, 2011 The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is supporting a clinical study now underway by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) to evaluate a vaccine against ricin toxin. This is a critical milestone for DTRA's Chemical/Biological Technologies Directorate Translational Medicine Science & Technology Division (CBM) to...

2011-02-08 07:37:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, announced today that new pharmacokinetic data from the Company's Valortim® anthrax anti-toxin program were presented at the 9th Annual ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting, held in Washington, DC, February 6-9, 2011. The data were presented by Dr. Elizabeth Leffel, Director of...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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