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SLU To Test Cancer Drugs Against Potential Biological Threat

Apr 4, 2013
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Saint Louis University is launching a study to explore whether two cancer medications could also help protect U.S. troops from bioterrorism attacks.

SLU is part of a consortium of institutions participating in the project, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Oct. 12, 2011 - WASHINGTON - Warning that the nation remains vulnerable to a large-scale bioterrorism attack, former U.S. Sens. Jim Talent and Bob Graham said Wednesday that the government needs leadership to set priorities to improve the response to a potentially devastating event.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Oct. 10, 2011 - WASHINGTON - Moon-suited investigators swab for spores in vacated suites of a U.S. Senate building. A Florida photographer, two postal workers in the nation's capital, and two women in the Northeast perish from inhalation anthrax. Speculation about the origins of the deadly pathogen leads to "white powder scares" across the country.