Biological Science and Biotechnology in Russia: Controlling Diseases and Enhancing Security
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Controlling Diseases and Enhancing Security
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In July 2005, the National Academies released the report Biological Science and Biotechnology in Russia: Controlling Diseases and Enhancing Security. The report offered a number of recommendations that could help restore Russia s ability to join with the United States and the broader international community in leading an expanded global effort to control infectious diseases. A proposed bilateral intergovernmental commission could play a pivotal role toward that end as cooperation moves from assistance to partnership. The report proposed the establishment of two model State Sanitary Epidemiological Surveillance Centers in Russia, more focused support of competitively selected Russian research groups as centers of excellence, the promotion of investments in biotechnology niches that are well suited for Russian companies, and expanded opportunities for young scientists to achieve scientific leadership positions in Russia. Also, the report highlighted the importance of U.S. programs that support the integration of former Soviet defense scientists with civilian researchers who had not been involved in military-related activities.


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156 pages | 6x9
ISBN: 978-0-309-09704-8

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-x
Summary 1-9
Introduction 10-20
1 The Vision for Russia’s Future 21-26
2 Pillar One: Improving Surveillance and Response 27-35
3 Pillar Two: Meeting Pathogen Research Challenges 36-46
4 Pillar Three: The Promise of Biotechnology 47-58
5 Pillar Four: The Human Resource Base 59-64
6 Reshaping U.S.-Russian Cooperation in the Biological Sciences and Biotechnology 65-75
Epilogue 76-78
Appendix A Committee Biographies 79-85
Appendix B Organizations Consulted During the Study 86-88
Appendix C Decision of the Board of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation: Tasks for the Periods 2001-2005 and 2006-2010 from Protocol #6 89-92
Appendix D Main Goals and Objectives in Combating Infectious Diseases in the Russian Federation 93-95
Appendix E Regulations on the Federal Service for the Supervision in the Sphere of Health and Social Development 96-103
Appendix F Recent Reports by the National Academies on Global Health Concerns 104-105
Appendix E Regulations Regarding the Federal Service for the Supervision in the Sphere of Health and Social Development 106-107
Appendix H Highest Priority Measures for Creating a System to Counter Biological Terrorism 108-112
Appendix I National Immunization Calendar of the Russian Federation 113-114
Appendix J Selected Russian Research and Related Institutions with Activities Relevant to Infectious Diseases, Diagnostics, Treatment, Prevention, and Control 115-119
Appendix K Scientific and Methodological Research Results Highlighted by the Russian Ministry of Health and Social Development 120-124
Appendix L List of Research Projects Proposed in Open Competitions Organized in 2003 125-126
Appendix M Test Systems and Other Products Being Developed in Russian Laboratories 127-130
Appendix N RosAgroBioProm Organizational Structure 131-131
Appendix O Activities of Russian Research Institutes in Developing Vaccines for Human Use 132-132
Appendix P Regulation of the Russian Government on Licensing Activities Connected with the Use of Infectious Disease Antidotes, No. 731 133-136
Appendix Q Bioengagement Programs Financed by the United States Government 137-142
Appendix R International Programs and Projects of Special Significance to the Ministry of Health and Social Development 143-144
Selected Bibliography 145-146
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National Research Council. Biological Science and Biotechnology in Russia: Controlling Diseases and Enhancing Security. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2005.

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