Accession Number : ADA550249


Title :   Advanced Medical Countermeasures Consortium


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 21 Aug 2006-24 Sep 2010


Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR


Personal Author(s) : Smith, Milton


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a550249.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 483


Abstract : A diverse cadre of weapons of mass destruction was utilized by the group to examine pathogenesis and methods of intervention. It was determined that oxidative stress is significant component of the pathogenesis of biological and chemical weapons. Antioxidants had an ameliorate effect on both chemical and biological agents, and has the potential to be used as an ancillary treatment. Antigen presenting cells may be useful for detecting subclinical infectious disease. Dendritic cells are able to differentiate between different types of pathogens thus generating a specific signature for the pathogen.


Descriptors :   *ANTIOXIDANTS , *BIOLOGICAL AGENTS , *CHEMICAL ORDNANCE , *CLINICAL MEDICINE , *CONSORTIUMS , *PATHOGENESIS , ANTIGENS , CELLS(BIOLOGY) , DESTRUCTION , INFECTIOUS DISEASES , MEDICINE , OXIDATION , PATHOGENIC MICROORGANISMS , RICIN , SIGNATURES , STRESSES , WEAPONS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE