March 19, 2013 Anthrax has long been considered one of the most likely weapons a bioterrorist might use. Some researchers think the vaccine should be tested on children to find out if it would be safe to use in an attack. But a presidential bioethics commission says that first, researchers will have to show that children would face no more than "minimal risk."
January 11, 2013 Anthrax spores and gluten are health problems on a very different scale. But researchers believe they both could be vulnerable to thoughtfully designed enzymes. Computerized tools funded by the Defense Department to develop countermeasures for chemical and biological attacks may help with a treatment for celiac disease.
September 18, 2009 Two men's names haunted NPR editors as they decided Wednesday whether to go with the name of a 'person of interest' in the Yale murder of Annie Le. It turned out to be a moot question. But the issue remains: should the press publicize the name of ...