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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2007
NR-07-05-02

Lab's Saturday lecture to discuss biodefense

  WHO:

Frank Y.S. Chuang, M.D., Ph.D., associate director for Science and
Education Integration at the National Science Foundation for Biophotonics, Science and Technology will present “Biodefense: Detection to Protect the Nation.”

Sccience on Saturday logo WHAT:

Biodefense is a new component of national security, dedicated to protecting the country and the people against infectious disease and harmful biological agents. Because germs can grow and multiply in a host body and then spread to other people — even a small quantity of a deadly pathogen could be used to infect tens, thousands, or possibly millions of individuals. Infectious diseases continue to plague modern society. Scientists are working to understand the mechanism of infectious disease. Engineers are building new tools and instruments to detect, prevent, and/or eliminate infectious disease. Doctors and health-care providers are using these new technologies in their practice, and are alerting us to new diseases that may be emerging.

  WHEN:

Saturday, May 19, 2007
9:30 a.m.

  WHERE: Los Banos High School, 1966 S 11th St., Los Banos
  NOTE: Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; there is no pre-registration. Directions, maps and additional information are available at http://education.llnl.gov/sos/.   Science on Saturday is presented by LLNL’s Science and Technology Education Program.

Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission to ensure national security and to apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.


Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is a national security laboratory that develops science and engineering technology and provides innovative solutions to our nation's most important challenges. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration.