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2014-02-16 23:00:46

Transparency Market Research Report added "Clostridium Diagnostics Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its database. Browse full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/clostridium-diagnostics-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 Clostridium is a gram-positive bacteria which belongs to phylum Firmicutes, it’s an obligate anaerobe capable of producing endospores. Clostridium botulinium,...

2013-12-12 23:27:36

Latest news for New Zealand dairy products from Export New Zealand Ltd. New Zealand Dairy Products Ltd launches Synutra infant formula in New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 New Zealand Quality Foods Ltd launches new product in China. Golden Fern CalciMilk is a new powder formulation that will launch in China in January 2014. This milk supplement is designed for use by the whole family. It is formulated to provide nutritional support for a normal diet. Golden Fern...

Scientists Help Identify Possible Botulism Blocker
2013-10-11 12:54:26

UC Irvine Study reveals structure of ‘gateway’ compound in lethal food-borne toxin US and German scientists have decoded a key molecular gateway for the toxin that causes botulism, pointing the way to treatments that can keep the food-borne poison out of the bloodstream. Study leaders Rongsheng Jin, associate professor of physiology & biophysics at UC Irvine, and Andreas Rummel of the Institute for Toxicology at Germany’s Hannover Medical School created a three-dimensional...

2013-07-01 23:17:10

“European Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Aesthetics and Medical Laser Devices” is the new market research report added to ReportsnReports.com store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 According to a new report the total European market for cosmetic surgery, facial aesthetics and medical laser devices is valued at €869.4 million. This market includes botulinum toxin A, dermal fillers, breast implants, non-breast implants, aesthetic lasers and light devices, non-invasive skin tightening...


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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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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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