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Grants to fund research on preparing for bioterrorist attack

Research teams at the University of Rochester Medical Center have received two $10 million grants to help ready the nation to defend itself against terrorist attacks where viruses or bacteria are used as weapons. Together with a September grant meant to improve emergency medical treatment after a “dirty bomb” radiation attack, the new grants bring to $41 million the anti-terror research funding received by the Medical Center in two months. The two new grants are from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the nation’s lead institution for research into vaccines against potential bioterror agents. Full Story

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