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Epilepsy And Chronic Pain May Soon Be Treated With Botox Injections
2013-11-01 08:02:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of 22 scientists from 11 institutes, led by Professor Bazbek Davletov, of the University of Sheffield, has created and characterized a new molecule able to alleviate hypersensitivity to inflammatory pain. The study, published in the journal Bioconjugate Chemistry, was conducted by Davletov and his team while he was at the Medical Research Council’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. The...

2005-06-14 18:41:18

A team of researchers from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Institute of Neuroscience at the Universitat Autònoma 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. Tetanus toxin is a neurotoxin belonging to the same family as...


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2011-04-15 14:14:43

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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