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):

Report Date:

2010-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

483.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE