biodefense


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Noun1.biodefense - procedures involved in taking defensive measures against attacks using biological agentsbiodefense - procedures involved in taking defensive measures against attacks using biological agents
defense, defensive measure, defence - (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"
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Critique: A seminal study, "Community at Risk: Biodefense and the Collective Search for Security" is organized and presented in five major chapters (Conceptual Footings of Risk and Governance; Rick Communication, Local Civics, and Discourse; Davis, California--Home Rule Civics and Biodefense; Roxbury, Massachusetts--Direct Action Civics and Biodefense; Galveston, Texas--Managed Civics and Biodfense), as well as an informative 'Introduction' and 'Conclusion: The Civic Politics of Risk'.
As biodefense medications, IFNs and IFN-inducers are under development for aerosolized delivery to the lungs (2,3).
I see an emerging new industry, new capabilities" in the medical biodefense field, says Vidadi M.
In some cases, immunological mechanisms relevant to biodefense are broadly applicable for many pathogens and may be most efficiently studied using model systems.
BioDefense will evaluate the hepatic stem cell sorting and enrichment technology, which can be applied to gene therapy and liver re-population technology, and will release more detailed information about the Hepatic Stem Cell technology and potential applications, including gene therapy and re-population in patients with liver disease, immediately after finalizing its evaluation and successful exercise of its option agreement by end of the 2nd Quarter of 2005.
The federal appropriations will pay for construction of several new biodefense Biosafety Level 3 and 4 laboratories in locations across the country.
The new Clinician's Biodefense Network, which may be operating by the end of the month, will connect physicians with biodefense experts and provide them with information about treating and recognizing symptoms caused by biological weapons such as smallpox, anthrax and botulism.
Biodefense Vaccines, Therapeutics and Diagnostics: Policy, Funding, Development, Testing, Production, and Distribution Hamilton Crowne Plaza Washington, DC Contact: (818) 888-4444 Web site: http://www.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) invites applications for funds to develop Regional Centers of Excellence (RCEs) in areas related to biodefense and emerging infectious diseases research.