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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.

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

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.

2013-04-30 23:03:16

The American College of Medical Toxicology launches ‘Ask A Toxicologist’ on its website.

Nanosponges Soak Up Toxins Released By Venom And Bacterial Infections
2013-04-15 10:52:43

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have invented a "nanosponge" capable of safely removing a broad class of dangerous toxins from the bloodstream – including toxins produced by MRSA, E. coli, poisonous snakes and bees.

2013-03-31 23:02:33

The Brand New Free Quiz Provides People with Personalised Answers and a Guide to Help Improve their Overall Health and Wellness Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March

2013-02-27 11:09:07

The powerful venom of the saw-scaled viper Echis carinatus contains both anticoagulants and coagulants.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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