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Old 08-04-2011, 09:01 AM
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Scientists Could Turn Natural Enzyme into Defense against Man-Made Nerve Agents (http://www.ninds.nih.gov/news_and_events/news_articles/CounterACT_Tawfik_PON1.htm - broken link) (NIH/NINDS Press Release)

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"Enzyme Might Hold Key to Countering Nerve Agents" at NTI Global Security Newswire


Gupta RD et al. “Directed evolution of hydrolases for prevention of G-type nerve agent intoxication.” Nature Chemical Biology, February 2011, Vol. 7, pp. 65-125. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21217689

This work is supported by a research program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NINDS) called the Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats Program (CounterACT). To learn more about this extremely important program, see their website at www.ninds.nih.gov/counteract (http://www.ninds.nih.gov/counteract - broken link)
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