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Nanotechnology Detected Mercury In Water And Fish
2012-09-13 08:47:12

Inexpensive, super-sensitive device detects even low levels of toxic metals in water, fish When mercury is dumped into rivers and lakes, the toxic heavy metal can end up in the fish we eat and the water we drink. To help protect consumers from the diseases and conditions associated with mercury, researchers at Northwestern University in collaboration with colleagues at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, have developed a nanoparticle...

2012-08-27 23:02:33

After actress, host and beauty icon Kelly Ripa revealed in a magazine that she uses Botox to fight skin aging, LeAnne Rumbel´s Team Rumbel of Rodan + Field Dermatologists announced a new offer on their “Age Assault” package to help women looking for more natural skincare solutions. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 26, 2012 After Kelly Ripa revealed to In Touch magazine that invasive Botox treatments are behind her youthful skin, LeAnne Rumbel, an independent consultant for...

2012-08-23 14:22:25

WHITEHALL, Pa., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 17, 2012, Protica Inc. of Whitehall, PA had undertaken a voluntary product withdrawal of four products including Body Choice "Protein Shots", Nutritional Resources "Protein Wave", ProBalance "Protein to Go French Vanilla Latte" and "Protein to Go Milk Chocolate Shake" because they have the potential to be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum, a bacterium which can cause life-threatening illness or death. Consumers are warned not to...

2012-08-09 06:22:20

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, announced today that the Department of Defense (DoD) has elected to exercise its option to accelerate funding for PharmAthene's rBChE nerve agent medical countermeasure program contingent on the achievement of key milestone activities. "We believe this is a timely decision given the recent headlines about the...

2012-07-02 06:24:39

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and SHREVEPORT, La., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using preclinical molecular imaging, scientists from Southern Research Institute and LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport have published data which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease. Their study--"PET Imaging a MPTP-Induced Mouse Model of Parkinson's Disease Using the Fluoropropyl-Dihydrotetrabenazine Analog [18F]-DTBZ (AV-133)"--was published in a recent edition (June 18,...

2012-06-01 23:01:43

Dr. Scott Mosser educates patients on the advantages of non-surgical cosmetic procedures and allows them to see in real time before and after images of how they could look with an innovative new Treatment Visualizer. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 Many people have what they consider flaws in the way they look. A lot of times these flaws no matter how minor they may appear to other people can affect them in many ways, such as having a lack of self-confidence. When a procedure is...

2012-04-19 02:28:11

IRVINE, Calif., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten years ago, BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows in people ages 18-65. In celebration of the millions of women who have been treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic over the past decade, BOTOX® Cosmetic and PEOPLE® magazine, in a marketing campaign, are searching for "Women Just...

2012-04-04 20:29:44

Researchers study special forms of a conotoxin that blocks transmission of pain signals Hidden in the mud, the cone snail Conus purpurascens lies in wait for its victims. It attracts its prey, fish, with its proboscis, which can move like a worm, protruding from the mud. Once a fish approaches out of curiosity, the snail will rapidly shoot a harpoon at it, which consists of an evolutionarily modified tooth. The paralyzed victim then becomes an easy meal. It takes the venomous cone snail...

Snakes Evolve Along Similar Path Of Poison Resistance Say Biologists
2012-03-06 04:57:40

Utah State University biologists have long studied varied species of North American garter snakes that have evolved an amazing resistance to a deadly neurotoxin found in innocuous-looking newts, a favorite food of the snakes. The researchers have now discovered that snakes of different types in Central and South America and Asia have evolved the same resistance in a strikingly similar way. The findings, by USU alum Chris Feldman, PhD´08, now a faculty member at the University of...

2012-02-23 19:00:00

Sanford-Burnham researchers determine the first 3D structure of the botulinum neurotoxin, together with the protein bodyguard that guides it through the body–revealing weak spots that could be exploited to develop new counterterrorism measures. La Jolla, Calif. (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) and the Medical School of Hannover in Germany recently discovered how the botulinum neurotoxin, a potential bioterrorism...


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2009-02-28 22:55:08

Northern Blue Monkshood (Aconitum noveboracense) or Northern Wild Monkshood, is a species of flowering plant found in the United States only in Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio and New York. It is commonly found on shaded to partly shaded cliffs, or on cool, streamside sites. These areas have suitable cool soil conditions. They are also found on algific talus slopes which have a cool outflow of air and water from ice contained in underground fissures. This plant is also known as Wolfsbane. This plant is...

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2009-02-28 22:50:38

Anthora (Aconitum anthora) also known as Yellow Monkshood or Healing Wolfsbane, is a flowering species of plant with a widespread range, but mainly found in European mountains such as the Alps and the Carpathians. It is also common in the northern parts of Asia. It is a threatened species in Czech Republic. The root of the Anthora, was reputed to be a good antidote, and counter-poison. The plant itself is extremely toxic to livestock and humans. Even a small dose can be deadly. The foliage...

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