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'Red Tide' Species Deadlier Than First Thought
2012-07-25 15:15:43

A researcher at the University of Connecticut and his team have discovered that a species of tiny aquatic organism prominent in harmful algal blooms sometimes called "red tide" is even deadlier than first thought, with potential consequences for entire marine food chains.

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

2012-02-11 11:00:00

Essential Safe Products (ESP) has announced that as the official featured sponsor of the 54th Annual GRAMMY® Awards Talent Gift Lounge, it will be bringing a non-toxic, food-safe, and eco-friendly

2011-12-01 01:19:21

The most poisonous substance on Earth — already used medically in small doses to treat certain nerve disorders and facial wrinkles — could be re-engineered for an expanded role in helping millions of people with rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, psoriasis and other diseases, scientists are reporting.

Image 1 - Smarter Toxins Help Crops Fight Resistant Pests
2011-10-10 04:33:47

A slight change in molecular structure introduced by genetic engineering gives crop-protecting proteins called Bt toxins a new edge in overcoming resistance of certain pests, a UA-led team of researchers reports in Nature Biotechnology.

2011-04-20 00:00:29

DTRA is supporting a USAMRIID clinical study to evaluate a vaccine against ricin toxin. Fort Belvoir, VA (Vocus/PRWEB) April 18, 2011 The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is supporting a clinical study now underway by the U.S.

2011-03-14 11:02:30

Spider venom could hold the key to understanding how the body operates.

2011-03-09 16:29:14

Spider venom toxins are useful tools for exploring how ion channels operate in the body.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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