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The most poisonous substance on Earth — already used medically in small doses to treat certain nerve disorders and facial wrinkles — could be re-engineered for an expanded role in helping millions of people with rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, psoriasis and other diseases, scientists are reporting.
Readers are referred to the cautionary notes regarding Forward-looking Information at the end of this release Listed TSX, Symbol:Â CNJ WINNIPEG, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Cangene Corporation (TSX: CNJ) today announces that the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority ("BARDA"), the agency within the U.S.
Fish may put consumers at risk of botulism or other food safety hazards SILVER SPRING, Md., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in a complaint filed by the U.S.
SILVER SPRING, Md., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Taking the handling instructions on food labels seriously can go a long way toward keeping you and your family healthy. By contrast, ignoring the labels can lead to very serious illnesses.
BUFFALO, N.Y., May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The warmer the summer, the more dead birds and fish you can expect to see along the shores of Lake Erie, according to a recent study led by Alicia Perez-Fuentetaja, research scientist of the Great Lakes Center at Buffalo State College and associate professor of biology.
Readers are referred to the cautionary notes regarding Forward-looking Information at the end of this release Listed TSX, Symbol:Â CNJ BALTIMORE AND WINNIPEG, May 2 /PRNewswire/ - Cangene Corporation's Baltimore-based injectable pharmaceutical contract-manufacturing subsidiary, Cangene bioPharma, Inc., has completed a US$11-million renovation of its sterile filling and support facility.
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...