Bunk, Steve, The Scientist
Despite US funding hikes to counter bioterrorism, stubborn problems remain in biosensor research | By Steve Bunk
Worst-case scenarios don't come much uglier than the plume of an aerosolized biowarfare agent infiltrating a city. What happens then? Do alarms ring, evacuations and vaccinations begin? Or will anyone even know what the cloud contains? The answer could depend on efforts to improve molecular recognition systems that identify biowarfare agents in the air, water, or food. Problems of accuracy and efficiency that have dogged such technologies for decades are approaching resolution, but even then, the real test will remain: to expose a given threat with such …
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Publication information: Article title: Sensing Evil. Contributors: Bunk, Steve - Author. Magazine title: The Scientist. Volume: 16. Issue: 15 Publication date: July 22, 2002. Page number: 13+. © The Scientist, Inc. Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.