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1. The use of living organisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses, or fungi) or their products (e.g., toxins) in warfare.
2. A common but incorrect designation for the use of chemical or radiologic agents in warfare.
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Project BioShield was established in 2004 to provide funding to procure important countermeasures to protect the American public in the event of a biowarfare attack, the company added.
Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) to continue the collaborative research on therapeutics against anthrax and other unspecified biowarfare agents.
But as recent events have shown, this weapon fortunately still has a long way to go to achieve the tragic death toll so many biowarfare alarmists claim it can.
Mousepox virus does not infect humans or pose any threat to them but the scientists are concerned that if the technique were to be adopted by biowarfare researchers, it could be used to strengthen biological weapons based on viruses that do affect humans.
today announced that it has been awarded a new three-year contract from the Department of Defense (DoD) Program, Transformational Medical Technologies (TMT) for the discovery and preclinical development of novel medical treatments to combat biowarfare pathogens.
Faced with bonafide threats from genetically modified microbes and synthetic viruses, and the spectrum of epidemics from biowarfare, bioterrorism, and biobungling (accidental pathogen creation and/or escape), how important is ecologic disturbance in the generation of new threats?
The Wisconsin group is currently increasing the sensitivity of its device and focusing on detecting dangerous molecules, such as cholera toxins and chemical and biowarfare agents.
In the United States and abroad, there has been an increased concern over the threat of nuclear terrorism and biowarfare.