Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Anthrax spores use RNA coat to mislead immune system

Researchers from Harvard Medical School have discovered that the body's immune system initially detects the presence of anthrax spores by recognizing RNA molecules that coat the spores' surface. But this prompts an unfavorable ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study generates Soviet anthrax pathogen genome from autopsy specimens

A new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) used deep DNA sequencing methods to generate the anthrax genome sequence from the victims of the 1979 anthrax outbreak ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

21 infected in far north Russia anthrax outbreak

Russia on Tuesday confirmed 21 cases of anthrax, including one fatality, after an unusual heatwave melted permafrost in its remote far north, releasing potentially lethal spores from the soil.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US military confirms more anthrax blunders (Update)

A US Army lab sent a live sample of anthrax to Canada by mistake and may have sent the deadly bacteria to the Pentagon's police force as well, officials said Tuesday.

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Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought

The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough ...

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US military shipped live anthrax to lab by accident (Update)

The US military accidentally shipped at least one live anthrax sample across the country to a commercial lab in Maryland and four workers were undergoing medical treatment as a precaution, officials said Wednesday.

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