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Antibiotic Resistance and Dual Use



Author(s) Daniel A. Vallero
Contributor(s) Daniel A. Vallero
Notes This material is based on a discussion in D.A. Vallero (2010). Environmental Biotechnology: A Biosystems Approach. Elsevier Academic Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. An annotated presentation entitled amp;quot;Humility and Hubris in Science: The Rewards and Risks of Emerging Technologiesamp;quot; serves as a companion presentation to this case. The presentation can be downloaded in either PDF or Power Point format.
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  • 1.Federation of American Scientists (2009). Cases in Dual Use: Biological Research.; accessed on September 20, 2009.
  • 2.Ibid.
  • 3.R.A. Udani and S.B. Levy (2006). MarA-like regulator of multidrug resistance in Yersinia pestis. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 50 (9): 2971-2975.
  • 4.Federation of American Scientists (2009).
  • 5.Ibid.
  • 6.United Kingdom Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs, Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards (2004). Airborne Particles: What Is the Appropriate Measurement on which to Base a Standard? A Discussion Document.
  • 7.Aerosol textbooks provide methods to determine the aerodynamic diameter of particles less than 0.5 micrometer. For larger particles gravitational settling is more important and the aerodynamic diameter is often used.
  • 8.American Lung Association (1978), Health Effects of Air Pollution. American Lung Association. New York, NY.
  • 9.Federation of American Scientists (2009). Aerosol Delivery Case Study.; accessed on September 20, 2009.
  • 10.D.A. Edwards, J. Hanes, G. Caponnetti, J. Hrkach, A. Ben-Jebria, M.-L. Eskew, J. Mintzes, D. Deaver, N. Lotan and R. Langer (1997). Large porous particles for pulmonary drug delivery. Science 276: 1868-1871.
  • 11.Federation of American Scientists (2009). Aerosol Delivery Case Study.
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