Latest Toxin Stories

2014-01-05 23:01:50

The Detox Dieter provides access to a new 30-second Body Toxin Assessment, plus shares access to three free trainings on how to reduce toxin exposure, eliminate built-up toxins, and nourish the body to lose weight and feel more energized. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 05, 2014 The Detox Dieter provides access to a new 30-second free Body Toxin Assessment, plus shares access to three trainings on how to reduce toxin exposure, eliminate built-up toxins, and nourish the body to lose weight...

Bacteria Use Lethal Cytotoxins In Order To Evade Antibiotic Treatment
2013-11-18 11:49:43

Aarhus University Bacteria that cause infectious diseases produce a number of cytotoxins, and an international research team has now found the mechanism behind one of these toxins. The new results could make it possible in the future to develop new treatment methods to impair the cytotoxic activity and thereby reduce the severity of infectious diseases. In spite of the fact that the first antibiotics were discovered almost a century ago, infectious diseases such as tuberculosis,...

2013-09-03 23:25:52

Eco friendly, toxin free company, Wild Mint, adds toxin free yoga mats, candles, and other lifestyle items to its website for safer, healthier products. Plantation, FL (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 Wild Mint, a toxin free, eco friendly company that offers solutions to create a safer, healthier lifestyle has expanded their website to include lifestyle products. While many conventional products contain harmful chemicals like BPA, phthalates, lead, and formaldehyde, Wild Mint’s items are...

New Secrets Of Spider Venom Revealed
2013-08-30 09:22:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the University of Arizona and Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon has found the venom of the brown recluse and other spiders in the genus Loxosceles produces a much different toxic reaction in the body than previously thought. The finding could eventually lead to more effective anti-venoms, study researchers said. The venom of the brown recluse bite contains a protein that can result in the formation of...

2013-07-10 19:46:46

Typhoid fever is one of the oldest documented diseases known to have afflicted mankind but what makes it so lethal has remained a mystery for centuries. In a study appearing online July 10 in the journal Nature, Yale researchers offer an explanation of how the devastating disease marked by delirium and stupor still kills 200,000 people every year - and also suggests the basis of a future vaccine. The culprit appears to be a powerful toxin possessed by Salmonella typhi, the bacterium that...

2013-06-05 11:47:01

Scientists in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University have developed a new, inexpensive and precise way to detect the toxin secreted by Vibrio tubiashii, a bacterial disease that a few years ago caused millions of dollars in losses to the oyster aquaculture industry in the Pacific Northwest. When perfected and commercialized, the new assay should give oyster growers an early warning system to tell when they have a problem with high levels of this toxin and must take...

Synthetic Spider Protein Future Of Anti Venoms
2013-05-10 08:51:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists say they have engineered a spider protein that could be the start of a new generation of anti-venom vaccines, with the potential to save thousands of lives worldwide. Researchers from the Universidade Federal de minas Gerais in Brazil say the new protein, created from parts of the toxin from the reaper spider, may be a promising candidate for developing therapeutic serums or vaccines against other venoms. Part of a family...

2013-04-30 23:03:16

The American College of Medical Toxicology launches ℠Ask A Toxicologist´ on its website. This is a public forum for dissemination of rational, evidence-based answers to questions related to human poisoning. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 There is increasing public concern regarding exposure to the innumerable potential poisons and toxic substances that exist and the risk for the adverse health effects they may pose. Media sources often provide conflicting or incorrect...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.