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Accession Number ADA571158
Title Agents Within our Midst.
Publication Date Mar 2012
Media Count 16p
Personal Author M. Goger
Abstract The New York Structural Biology Center (NYSBC), a leading center in magnetic resonance spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography, has worked with researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM), and scientists at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) in several projects whose objective is the analysis of the chemical and biological makeup of warfare agents. The projects include: the structural analysis of Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B (SEB), considered to be a potential biological threat with particular potency on the battlefield; the analysis of recognition molecules for use in automated detection devices that are sensitive to biological toxins that could be deployed in public places; the identification of genes that are candidate targets for potential drugs to counteract pathogens that could be used as warfare agents; the reactions of man made surfaces to chemicals used for decontaminating after exposure to chemical warfare agents; and the development of bio-monitoring protocols for civilian and service personnel during a chemical attack. These efforts have resulted in greater knowledge about the behavior of biological and chemical warfare agents in the environment. This knowledge will help facilitate their detection and the design and development of countermeasures for application to battlefield defense and homeland security.
Keywords Biological warfare agents
Catagory a-c pathogens
Chemical warfare agents
Defense systems
Homeland security
Magnetic resonance imaging
Military personnel
Pathogenic microorganisms
Structural analysis
Toxins and antitoxins
X rays

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57E - Clinical Medicine
57K - Microbiology
74D - Chemical, Biological, & Radiological Warfare
Corporate Author Army Research Office, Research Triangle Park, NC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 15 Dec 2006-14 Dec 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1315
Contract Number W911NF-07-1-0053

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