Latest Clostridium botulinum Stories

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...

2014-04-07 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...

2011-12-01 01:19:21

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. Their study appears in ACS' journal Biochemistry. Edwin Chapman and colleagues explain that toxins, or poisons, produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria, cause of a rare but severe...

2011-05-12 17:26:00

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. The study appears online in the Journal of Great Lakes Research. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110512/DC01391) The deaths result from outbreaks of type...

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. With the help of patient advocates, "Make Your Mark" celebrates the inspirational stories of people living with blepharospasm or cervical dystonia (CD), also known as spasmodic torticollis, and aims to raise awareness of these often...

Latest Clostridium botulinum Reference Libraries

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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