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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.
A team of researchers from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Institute of Neuroscience at the Universitat AutÃ²noma de Barcelona has discovered that tetanus toxin, which causes tetanus, could be extremely useful as a therapy against psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety and anorexia, and to slow the progress of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
Clostridium tetani is a rod-shaped, anaerobic bacterium of the genus Clostridium. It's a gram-positive and resembles tennis rackets or drumsticks on a gram stain. It can be found as spores in soil and the gastrointestinal tract of animals. It produces a potent biological toxin which is the causative agent of tetanus. Ancient people recognized the relationship between wounds and fatal muscle spasms. Arthur Nicolaier isolated tetanus from soil bacteria. Antonie Carl and Giorgio Rattone...
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