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Judge: You can't change anthrax filing yet. Government must "show good cause"/ McClatchy by Meryl Nass Posted Thu 28 Jul 2011 6:42pm From the Kansas City Star, a McClatchy paper, Frontline and ProPublica authors A federal judge has blocked, at least temporarily, a Justice Department attempt to back away from court admissions that appeared to undercut previous FBI assertions that an Army researcher was responsible for the 2001 anthrax attacks. In an order issued Monday, U.S ... Read on »
What DHHS proposes to tell parents about giving anthrax vaccine to their children by Meryl Nass Posted Wed 22 Jun 2011 3:47am In order to meet the requirements of 45 CFR 46.407 , a federal advisory panel must review the proposed pediatric research, agree that it will provide important generalizable knowledge, and that children participating in the research will be protected from taking dangerous risks.  DHHS has convened the necessary panel, which will meet to di ... Read on »
Anthrax investigators hope to learn where exposure occurred/ CIDRAP by Meryl Nass Posted Sun 14 Aug 2011 10:52pm Someone got inhalation anthrax along the old west cattle trail.  This is where cattle in decades past were herded, and sometimes died of anthrax.  When that happened, the spores entered the soil and even today emerge periodically, during extreme weather conditions, to reinfect cattle. Only problem i ... Read on »
Was FBI too quick to judge anthrax suspect killer?/ McClatchy by Meryl Nass Posted Wed 20 Apr 2011 10:20pm Greg Gordon may not be as well-known as some investigative journalists, but he is one of the best in the business.  Greg has penned an incredible series on Goldman Sachs , detailing how the company bet against investment vehicles they had designed (to fail), for which he was a finalist for a Pulitzer last year.  [See the sidebar for links to his ... Read on »
Anthrax Vaccine Shows Promise in Monkeys by HealthFinder Posted Fri 20 Jan 2012 12:00pm healthnewslink Research is part of U.S. military's anti-bioterrorism efforts. FRIDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay Ne ... Read on »
Linear Epitopes of Anthrax Toxin Protective Antigen for Development of a Peptide Vaccine by nih.gov Posted Thu 22 Aug 2013 8:00pm Description of Invention: Bacillus anthracis is a gram-positive, spore-forming bacteria that causes anthrax infection in humans. CDC inventors have identified epitope sequences of B. anthracis protective antigen (PA) that may be useful for development of peptide-based anthrax vaccines. This invention also relates to methods fo ... Read on »
Raxibacumab Approved for Inhalational Anthrax by HealthFinder Posted Fri 14 Dec 2012 12:00pm healthnewslink Neutralizes anthrax toxins, which can kill FRIDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Raxibacumab i ... Read on »
Health problems linger for survivors of the anthrax attacks/PA's Courier Times by Meryl Nass Posted Sun 11 Sep 2011 9:07pm The following article talks about an important finding, which I mentioned back in a 2002 NY Times interview :  the people who developed inhalation anthrax (or cutaneous anthrax that became generalized) were likely to suffer from the identical symptoms as those who became very ill after anthrax vaccinations.  These symptoms have now ... Read on »
African Drum Anthrax: 80 advised to take anti-anthrax medicine/ Union-Leader by Meryl Nass Posted Wed 30 Dec 2009 12:00am According to Dan Tuohy at the Manchester, New Hampshire Union-Leader, The state is encouraging more than 80 people to take antibiotics and anthrax vaccine after an environmental sample at the United Campus Ministry in Durham tested positive for anthrax. The announcement today comes after a young woman remains in critical condition with gastr ... Read on »
Possible study of anthrax vaccine’s effectiveness in children stirs debate/WaPo by Meryl Nass Posted Tue 25 Oct 2011 7:32am The people on the NBSB could only come up with a recommendation to test anthrax vaccine on children if they were ignorant about the vaccine and/or the law's requirements for testing children under 45 CFR 46.407.  Fagbuyi, co-chair of the Anthrax Vaccine Working Group, who is still in the military,  does not even know the vaccine is not approved f ... Read on »