This Genalysis platform will combine the ability to sequence the DNA of the infectious organism, in a sealed microchip based system, direct from clinical specimen, with analysis that enables actionable identification of the disease agent
within a few hours, a key requirement in the effective treatment of infectious diseases.
Even when all precautions are taken the introduction of a new disease agent
for which there is no prevention available can have devastating results especially if not is not identified rapidly.
Epidemiologists with the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, who modeled the Ebola spread as part of a National Institutes of Health-sponsored project, "Models of Infectious Disease Agent
Study," were a part of the group of scientists.
One disease agent
of high priority is classical swine fever virus, a highly infectious virus of pigs that threatens the U.
Human risk of infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease agent
, in eastern United States.
Vaccines wage their wars under the radar, priming immune systems to fight a disease agent
that is quickly quashed if it ever does invade.
To help the nation -- and the world -- understand and prepare for contagious outbreaks, the National Institutes of Health's Models of Infectious Disease Agent
Study (MIDAS) adds new research expertise to increase its capacity to simulate disease spread, evaluate different intervention strategies and help inform public health officials and policymakers.
In our opinion, there is a historical difference in the way FDA has reviewed these drugs, and this has significantly affected the length of time it takes for an Alzheimer disease agent
to get to market," said Lindsey Spindle, a spokeswoman for Avalere Health LLC, a company that examines health care business strategy and how public policy affects it, which conducted the study.
Topics included studies of the disease agent
and related pathogens, methods of testing and the prospects for vaccination, and transmission routes and policies for bringing the spread under control.
In general, leaf spots on plants are associated with fungus and this is the disease agent
afflicting your tree.
Among its mainstay drugs, the Aricept Alzheimer's disease agent
saw brisk sales of 141.
This effectively "dilutes" the disease agent
and makes it less likely for an infected tick to transmit the disease to a human (Ostfeld and Keesing 2000a).