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biological agent

A microorganism that causes disease in personnel, plants, or animals or causes the deterioration of materiel. See also biological operation; biological weapon; chemical agent.
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Noun1.biological agent - any bacterium or virus or toxin that could be used in biological warfarebiological agent - any bacterium or virus or toxin that could be used in biological warfare
agent - an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"
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According to the convention, all countries and private citizens are barred from the manufacture, possession or use of biological agents or toxins that do not have any non-violent utility, as well as any weapons or instruments that may aid the use of these toxin agents in armed conflict.
21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Potential side effects of biological agents may increase anxiety in patients with rheumatic disease, according to research published in the June issue of the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.
Army in an effort to protect members of the military and the public from infectious diseases and other biological agents.
It pointed to US claims Iraq possessed biological agents and other weapons of mass destruction before the invasion of that country in 2003, which were later proven to be "dead wrong," according to a US government commission.
According to the (https://www.cdc.gov/anthrax/bioterrorism/threat.html) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , the deadly infection-causing bacteria would be one of the biological agents most likely to be used in case of a bioterrorist attack.
The event will feature sessions on the discovery and production of biological agents, their role in bone diseases, cancer, organ transplant, inflammatory bowel diseases, dermatology, neurology and asthma.
Instead of the electrons that are propelled by an electrical charge and move around within a traditional microchip, short strings of proteins (which the researchers call biological agents) travel around the circuit in a controlled way, their movements powered by ATP, the chemical that is, in some ways, the juice of life for everything from plants to politicians.
This guide is for laboratory managers and directors working in biological research, clinical and diagnostic settings, and production and manufacture of dangerous biological agents. Professionals from Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico and other major labs around the world urge the global bioscience community to embrace an emerging framework called biorisk management to mitigate the biosafety and biosecurity risks inherent in working with biological agents in laboratories.
Basically different biologists have defined this term in different ways; 1: Bioweapons are the biological agents derived from the living organisms that are capable of infecting and causing both sickness and death in people animals and plants.
Detecting biological agents in the field has been a tough technological challenge in the military and homeland security realms.
The kit can be utilised in the lab to produce findings useful for detection of potential inflammation-mediated liver toxicity caused by exposure to chemical or biological agents, as well as for investigating the mechanisms of toxicity, and assessing the potential for drug-drug and drug-biologic interactions that can damage liver tissue.

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