ISBN-10:
0849328365
ISBN-13:
9780849328367
Pub. Date:
11/28/2005
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Biodefense: Research Methodology and Animal Models

Biodefense: Research Methodology and Animal Models

by James R. Swearengen

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Biodefense: Research Methodology and Animal Models

The importance attached to rapidly developing our biodefensive capabilities has recently resulted in a significantly increased funding for biodefense research. Accordingly, researchers will respond with an effort equal to the challenge, producing an impressive body of findings.

To ensure that this effort continues in the most efficient manner, Biodefense: Research Methodology and Animal Models presents a thorough historical and current review of biodefense research, encouraging researchers to leverage relevant results, rather than duplicate them. By building on the work of others, scientists will be able to proceed in a way that makes the best use of available resources, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of animal research.

Including contributions from recognized leaders in the field who have developed and refined the animal models presented, this book examines those bacterial, viral, and toxic agents considered to pose the greatest threats to public safety. Each section on a specific agent provides pertinent background information, followed by a description of those animal models employed in research and testing and a discussion of how the findings translate to human impact.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780849328367
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/28/2005
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

The History of Biological Weapons: James W. Martin Bioterrorism and Biowarfare: Similarities and Differences: Nelson Rebert Scientific and Ethical Importance of Animal Models in Biodefense Research: Arthur O. Anderson and James R. Swearengen Development and Validation of Animal Models: Jaime B. Anderson, and Kenneth Tucker Infectious Disease Aerobiology: Aerosol Challenge Methods: Chad J. Roy and Louise M. Pitt Anthrax: Elizabeth K. Leffel and M. Louise M. Pitt Glanders: David L. Fritz and David M. Waag Plague: Jeffery J. Adamovicz and Patricia L. Worsham Tularemia: Jeffery J. Adamovicz, Erica P. Wargo, and David M. Waag Q Fever: David M. Waag and David L. Fritz Alphaviruses: William D. Pratt, Mary Kate Hart, Douglas S. Reed, Keith E. Steele Orthopoxviruses: Peter B. Jahrling, and John W. Huggins,
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers: Kelly L. Warfield, Nancy K. Jaax, Emily M. Deal, Dana L. Swenson, Tom Larsen, and Sina Bavari Botulinum Toxins: Stephen B. Greenbaum, and Jaime B. Anderson Ricin: Stephen B. Greenbaum, and Jaime B. Anderson Staphylococcal and Streptococcal Superantigens: Teresa Krakauer and Bradley G. Stiles

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