biodefense


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biodefense

(bī″ō-dĕ-fĕns′) [″ + ″]
National or international efforts to prevent the spread of biologically destructive agents, esp. when they are used in terrorism or warfare.
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77 billion for civilian biodefense for the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, in addition to funds for biodefense provided under Project Bioshield.
As a consequence, the international community understandably has less and less confidence that the US biodefense program is peaceable.
As identified by the recently convened NIAID Blue Ribbon Panel on Bioterrorism and Its Implications for Biomedical Research, there is a critical need for the establishment of highly developed research and development infrastructure with strong translational research capacity to implement the Biodefense Research Agenda of the NIAID (for more information, visit http://www.