LIVERMORE, Calif. — As the threats posed by bioterrorism and naturally occurring infectious disease grow and evolve in the modern era, there is a rising potential for broad negative impacts on human health, economic stability and global security. To protect the nation from these dangers, Sandia National Laboratories has partnered with the Council on Strategic […]
Tag Archives: infectious disease
Can the US make bioweapons obsolete?
March 9, 2020 – 5:00 am
By Paul Rhien | Posted in Bioscience / Medical Research, Homeland security, Science / Technology / Engineering | Also tagged biological attack, biotechnology, bioterrorism, bioweapons, genome editing, global security, outbreak, synthetic biology | Comments Off on Can the US make bioweapons obsolete?
Sandia researchers discover mechanism for Rift Valley fever virus infection
June 16, 2016 – 10:30 am
Virus uses known cancer pathway LIVERMORE, Calif. — Viruses can’t live without us — literally. As obligate parasites, viruses need a host cell to survive and grow. Scientists are exploiting this characteristic by developing therapeutics that close off pathways necessary for viral infection, essentially stopping pathogens in their tracks. Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) and […]
By Patti Koning | Posted in Bioscience / Medical Research | Also tagged Biology, disease-carrying mosquito, Ebola, Journal of Virology, mosquito, mosquito-borne disease, Rift Valley fever virus, RVFV, Sandia, Sandia National Laboratories, virus, Wnt pathway, Zika | Comments Off on Sandia researchers discover mechanism for Rift Valley fever virus infection
Sandia veterinarian helps make the world safer through livestock health and biosecurity
July 28, 2015 – 5:00 am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Dr. Melissa Finley’s credibility was on the line as she worked, surrounded by skeptics, to save the life of a dehydrated calf in rural Afghanistan. As a woman and a foreigner she had to earn the trust of the villagers she was trying to help. “They had never given fluids before, so […]
By Nancy Salem | Posted in Biology, Bioscience / Medical Research, Science / Technology / Engineering | Also tagged animal health, biological threats, biosafety, bioscience, biosecurity, laboratory security, veterinary medicine | Comments Off on Sandia veterinarian helps make the world safer through livestock health and biosecurity