Pathogen Detection To Catch Exposure Early, Jett Targets Lymphocytes | GenomeWeb

For Marti Jett, the chief of molecular pathology at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Md., catching things early is essentially part of her job description. As an Army researcher, she’s interested in finding ways to rapidly identify patients who have been exposed to pathogens that could be used in warfare. By the time a patient is clinically diagnosed with anthrax, for example, estimates are that person has only a 12 percent chance of beating the disease when treated with the antibiotic ciproflaxin.

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