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Bioterrorism and Spinal Cord Injury Research
are Featured in Fall 2002 Odyssey

 

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"Countering Bioterror," the cover story of the fall 2002 issue of Odyssey, highlights the wide-ranging activities of emergency health care providers and scientists from departments across the UK campus who are working to better understand - and fight - infectious disease, one of terrorism's major threats.

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Oct. 10, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- What is the University of Kentucky doing about bioterrorism?

The short answer is: plenty.

"Countering Bioterror," the cover story of the fall 2002 issue of Odyssey, highlights the wide-ranging activities of emergency health care providers and scientists from departments across the UK campus who are working to better understand - and fight - infectious disease, one of terrorism's major threats. The article features UK researchers who are testing a new smallpox vaccine for the military, making fundamental discoveries about the bacteria that cause plague, finding better ways to protect our food supply, and training emergency personnel to diagnose and respond to bioagents.

Odyssey also features recent research on spinal cord injury at UK's Chandler Medical Center, work by two College of Education professors who are using children's literature to teach math and science, and a look at UK's John Jacob Niles Center for American Music.

Odyssey covers the latest research advances, innovative scholarship, and outstanding people that are part of UK's annual $200-million-plus research enterprise. The award-winning magazine, published through the Office of the Vice President for Research, is also available online at www.rgs.uky.edu/ca/odyssey.


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