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Infants and toddlers frequently carry toxigenic Clostridium difficile, usually with no harm to themselves, but can serve as a reservoir and spread the bacteria to adults in whom it can cause severe disease.
BioScience Laboratories an Independent testing laboratory announces the capability of product efficacy testing versus Clostridium difficile spores. Bozeman,
An international team of scientists have created and characterized a new molecule that can alleviate hypersensitivity to inflammatory pain. Utilizing elements of Botox and tetanus, the new molecule does not come with toxic side effects.
Hardik Soni, M.D., Medical Director of Ethos Spa Skin and Laser Center, now offers Botox treatments to minimize fine lines at the outside corners of eyes known as crows feet, in addition to frown
A research team from Weill Cornell Medical College and The Rockefeller University has identified a bacterium it believes may trigger multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic, debilitating disorder that damages myelin forming cells in the brain and spinal cord.
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.
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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