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ASU lab finding antibiotics to block biological attacks

Tags: arizona state university, biodesign institute, infectious disease, vaccines

{Source: The Arizona Republic] - What happens when a soldier faces biological attack and has no known antidote available in the battlefield?

That's a major concern for the military as it seeks ways to protect soldiers who may face random attacks from unknown sources.

Scientists at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute recently secured a two-year, $5.3 million U.S. Department of Defense research grant to develop drugs that can thwart that kind of a biological attack.

The research project comes with a major catch: ASU must prove it can make and dispense new drugs to treat unknown biological attacks in just seven days.

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