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2014-07-31 08:27:49

NYU Researchers Advance the Stability of a Protein that Neutralizes Toxins in Common Pesticides and Chemical Weapons NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research at New York University is paving the way for a breakthrough that may prevent brain damage in civilians and military troops exposed to poisonous chemicals--particularly those in pesticides and chemical weapons. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20091027/NY99197LOGO An article in the current issue of the journal...

2014-06-09 12:23:15

ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP) announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. patent number 8,729,245 to PharmAthene, with claims that cover methods for the production of its recombinant butyrlcholinesterase (rBChE) bioscavenger in mammalian cells. PharmAthene is initially developing rBChE as a pre- and post-exposure therapy for military and civilian victims of nerve agent attacks. "Organophosphorus compounds, including...

Gulf War Illness Likely Caused By Toxins - RAC Findings
2014-04-29 05:09:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from a Congressionally-mandated panel of scientific experts and veterans has found that Gulf War illness is most likely the result of exposure to toxins. The panel added research surrounding treatment of the condition has been advancing at an “encouraging” rate. Gulf War illness was established as a legitimate condition in 2008 by the same Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (RAC) that presented...

2013-06-11 23:00:52

Therapure Biopharma Inc., a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) of biotherapeutics, is pleased to announce the company will participate as a subcontractor for DynPort Vaccine Company LLC (DVC), a CSC company, that was awarded a US cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with a maximum value of $157.3 million (prime contract number W911QY-13-C-0056) by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to support the development of a prophylactic countermeasure to prevent the effects of...

2012-03-14 21:28:46

New American Chemical Society podcast The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions" podcast series describes the development of a new test that could help track down and prosecute terrorists. Amid concerns about the threat of terrorist attacks, scientists have been seeking better protection for the U.S. and other nations. One such team has developed a technique that could help authorities catch terrorists and put them...

2011-09-19 18:45:33

Gulf War Illness (GWI)–the chronic health condition that affects about one in four military veterans of the 1991 Gulf War–appears to be the result of several factors, which differed in importance depending upon the locations where veterans served during the war, according to a Baylor University study. Published online today in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, the study investigated links between GWI and veterans' locations during the war. GWI was most prevalent in...

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2010-11-24 08:11:52

The brain is forever chattering to itself, via electrical impulses sent along its hard-wired neuronal "Ethernet." These e-messages are translated into chemical transmissions, allowing communication across the narrow cleft separating one neuron from another or between neurons and their target cells. Of the many kinds of molecules involved in this lively chemical symposium, acetylcholine is among the most critical, performing a host of functions in the central and peripheral nervous system....

2010-09-09 14:56:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the pediatric use of Protopam Chloride (pralidoxime chloride), a drug used to treat poisoning by organophosphate pesticides and chemicals (e.g., nerve agents). The drug is approved to be administered either by intravenous (IV) or intramuscular (IM) injections. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO)...

2010-04-26 14:38:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC), the premier national resource for chemical and biological defense, announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded the Center with a patent for the invention of a sorbent technology designed to improve efforts to decontaminate highly toxic materials. U.S. patent number 7,678,736 marks the sixth U.S. patent issued to ECBC during the 2010 fiscal year. The new sorbent...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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