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2014-09-11 23:11:26

On September 8, Tullia's announced the recall of Italian Meatless Pasta Sauce code 530140 due to possible health risk. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on Italian Meatless Pasta Sauce. Tullia's announced on September 8,...

2014-09-09 23:10:14

Leading Researchers on Botox for Depression, Including Dr. Eric Finzi, Dr. Alex Wollmer, Dr. Kruger Tillmann and Dr. Michelle Magid, to Present Data from Clinical Studies at the XVI World Congress of Psychiatry Meeting, on September 18th in Madrid, Spain Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 The authors of three independent double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled clinical trials will present “Botulinum Toxin, An Emerging Therapeutic for Depression” and their respective...

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2014-09-07 05:13:24

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Containers filled with several types of potentially deadly substances, including a nearly 100-year-old vial of the toxin ricin and samples of the pathogens that cause botulism and the plague, have reportedly been discovered at US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laboratories. The substances were discovered as part of a search launched in response to the accidental discovery of smallpox at an...

2014-08-25 12:26:44

OTTAWA, Aug. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue Home canning is a popular and safe way to preserve food for later use. Jams, pickles, soups, sauces, meat and seafood are frequently canned in glass jars. If home canned foods are not properly prepared, they can cause serious illness such as botulism. Botulism is caused by the toxin of bacterium - called Clostridium botulinum -that affects the nervous system and can cause paralysis. It is estimated there are approximately 4 million cases...

2014-05-09 12:26:14

Oklahoma Supreme Court Affirms Botulism Verdict for McGinnis Lochridge Client Against Allergan, Inc. OKLAHOMA CITY, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An Oklahoma City doctor has prevailed in her long-running legal battle against Botox manufacturer Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN) Dr. Sharla Helton, a successful Ob/Gyn and co-founder of a women's specialty hospital in Oklahoma, contracted botulism after receiving Botox Cosmetic injections in 2006. She took Allergan to trial and won, the jury...

2014-04-14 12:36:39

OTTAWA, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue: Many Sham el-Nessim celebrations include a traditional family meal. Certain salted fish products like fesikh, a traditional dish in the Egyptian community, represent an increased risk of botulism because of the way they are prepared. The fish used to make these salted fish dishes are not gutted before the ripening and salting process. This provides an opportunity for Clostridium botulinum bacteria that may be in the gut of the fish to grow...

2014-04-07 08:32:13

NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Anterios, Inc., a privately held medical dermatology and aesthetic medicine biopharmaceutical company, announced today that CEO and Founder, Jon Edelson, MD will be presenting at Needham & Company's 13(th) Annual Healthcare Conference in New York City on April 8, 2014. Dr. Edelson will be joining a roster of presenters that include senior management representatives from approximately 120 companies in the biotechnology, specialty...

2014-03-19 16:23:29

NEW YORK, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Anterios, Inc., a privately held aesthetic medicine and medical dermatology biopharmaceutical company, announced today development of a next generation injectable botulinum product, AI-09. Unlike currently commercialized injectable botulinum products that all require reconstitution from a powdered form prior to injection, AI-09 will be packaged as a ready-to-use injectable liquid. AI-09 is a complementary product to the company's topical...

2014-03-05 08:20:33

Hawaii Biotech Receives DoD Contract to Develop Anti-Botulism Drug HONOLULU, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, has awarded Hawaii Biotech, Inc., a contract to continue developing drugs to block botulinum toxin, the toxin that causes the life-threatening disease, botulism. There is no therapeutic drug currently available for the treatment of botulism. The award has a first-year period of performance through early 2014, followed...

Nearly 20 California Children Diagnosed With Polio-Like Paralysis
2014-02-24 08:27:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While polio was eradicated from the United States in the 1950s after a vaccine was developed to stop the disease dead in its tracks, researchers have pointed out that a mysterious polio-like illness has been discovered in a cluster of children in California. In a case report that is scheduled to be presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in Philadelphia later this spring, a team of...


Latest Botulism Reference Libraries

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2011-04-15 13:32:47

Clostridium botulinum is a gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium that produces neurotoxins, known as botulinum neurotoxins types A-G, that cause the flaccid muscular paralysis seen in botulism. It is the main paralytic agent in botox and is commonly found in soil. It is also an obligate anaerobe, meaning oxygen is poisonous to the cells. Superoxide dismutase helps C. botulinum tolerate traces of oxygen. It was first recognized and isolated in 1895 by Emile van Ermengem. Subsequent outbreaks...

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