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2011-04-14 07:11:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Merz Pharmaceuticals, LLC, maker of XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA), a botulinum toxin type A free from accessory proteins, today announced the launch of the "Make Your Mark" campaign.

2011-03-07 15:32:16

Scientists on the Norwich Research Park have sequenced the genome of a novel strain of Clostridium botulinum, one of the most dangerous pathogens known to man.

2011-02-25 22:56:52

Botulism is a rare disease and recurrent botulism even more rare.

2011-01-13 13:58:00

Company's failure to correct violations prompts court action SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S.

2010-10-07 14:28:00

Company's failure to correct violations prompts FDA to seek court action SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S.

2010-08-12 11:00:00

Nearly 1100 foodborne outbreaks reported nationally in 2007 ATLANTA, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A total of 1,097 foodborne disease outbreaks were reported in 2007 to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a CDC analysis.

2010-05-10 12:12:46

New research in the Journal of Cell Biology helps explain how the toxic protein responsible for botulism can enter circulation from the digestive system.

2010-04-20 17:39:00

Readers are referred to the cautionary notes regarding Forward-looking information at the end of this release Listed TSX, Symbol: CNJ TORONTO and WINNIPEG, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Cangene Corporation today reports that it has signed a new agreement with Baxter Healthcare Corporation under which Cangene assumes the commercialization rights to WinRho(R) SDF (Rho(D) Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)) for the U.S.

2010-02-25 09:13:42

Strategy proven for botulism; may lead to improved therapies for many toxins and some chronic diseases.

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2010-01-21 10:20:00

Scientists at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR) have for the first time developed a highly sensitive means of detecting the seven types of botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) simultaneously.


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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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