Accession Number:

ADA571158

Title:

Agents Within our Midst

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Dec 2006-14 Dec 2012

Corporate Author:

NEW YORK STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY CENTER INC NEW YORK NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-03-14

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE