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2013-05-21 23:01:27

A recent New Zealand Herald article examines numerous concerns surrounding Botox treatments. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Beverly Hills says that Botox has been used safely for cosmetic purposes for more than a decade. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 According to a May 13, 2013 New Zealand Herald article titled “Time to Rethink the Use of Botox,” Botox injections have become the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world since their approval in 2002 (Go to goo.gl/8iYbD)....

2013-03-28 11:55:55

A strain of probiotic bacteria that can fight harmful bacterial infections in poultry has the ability to change its coat, according to new findings from the Institute of Food Research. The probiotic is currently being taken forward through farm-scale trials to evaluate how well it combats Clostridium perfringens — a cause of necrotic enteritis in poultry and the second most common cause of food poisoning in the UK The researchers at IFR, which is strategically funded by the...

2013-02-21 23:04:11

Diet Doc´s has advanced their prescription hCG diets to be a more cost-effective and safe alternative to gastric injections of botulinum toxin A (BTA) that are proven to be largely ineffective in fast weight loss. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 Diet Doc´s prescription hCG diets have now been customized to produce fast weight loss at a fraction of the cost of gastric Botox injections, which offer no benefit in terms of body weight loss. Though Botox is one of the most...

2013-02-20 23:04:48

In a paper published today in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists from Biolog, Inc. reported on the use of Phenotype MicroArray technology as a general method that enables the determination of environmental signals that can activate or repress production of toxins by pathogenic microorganisms. Hayward, CA (PRWEB) February 20, 2013 Regulation of Microbial Toxin Production: A Novel Application of Biolog´s Phenotype MicroArray Technology In a paper published today in the journal PLOS ONE,...

Latest Clostridium 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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The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.