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2011-03-23 03:09:27

The zeta toxins are a family of proteins that are normally present within various pathogenic bacteria and can mysteriously trigger suicide when the cells undergo stress. A team led by Anton Meinhart at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg has now found the mechanism underlying this programmed bacterial cell death. Their paper, publishing next week in the online, open access journal PLoS Biology, reports that zeta toxins convert a compound required for bacterial cell...

2011-03-14 00:00:26

A small company in Newtown Pa, Media Venom, is reinventing the instore radio Industry, by making it simple and affordable. As a business owner you are always on the look out for the best and easiest to work with for less. Media Venom has made an instore radio system that does just that. Newtown, PA (PRWEB) March 12, 2011 Media Venom knows the advantages of having an instore radio system. They also know how costly it can be. Armed with a system that looks to change the instore radio...

2011-03-08 15:30:00

Research by the University of Liverpool has found that systemic inflammation caused by sepsis can be suppressed by a protein which occurs naturally in a type of roundworm. Sepsis is a serious inflammatory condition, caused by the body over-reacting to infection. The body becomes overwhelmed by bacteria, setting off a series of reactions that lead to inflammation and clotting.  It affects around 20 million people worldwide each year, and accounts for a large proportion of intensive care...

2011-02-03 00:00:39

Therapik® provides bug bite relief and bug bite treatment, in a new, mess-free, drug-free and eco-friendly way. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) February 2, 2011 The FDA confirmed the following: Therapik® is indicated for use to provide temporary bug bite relief, from the pain and itching resulting from insect stings and bites from bees, wasps and mosquitoes, by increasing localized blood flow. Eco-friendly, as well as drug-free and mess-free, Therapik® uses directed heat to...

2011-01-31 16:21:00

EAST FALMOUTH, Mass., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Associates of Cape Cod, Inc., (ACC) is proud to introduce its NEW CHROMOGENIC ENDOTOXIN DETECTION SYSTEM incorporating the enhanced Pyrochrome® chromogenic reagent and the new-to-market Pyros Kinetix® Flex Incubating Kinetic tube reader. This system offers our customers diverse options for conducting endotoxin testing. ACC's enhanced Pyrochrome® is a versatile, quantitative reagent...

2010-12-01 10:00:00

...and how you can avoid snakebites in the first place ROSEMONT, Ill., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Should you be the victim of a snakebite, the best thing you can do is get to a hospital as quickly as possible, according to a new review article from the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). Current medical treatments, including new medications and surgery, if necessary, are far more effective for snakebites than anything you can do on your own....

2010-10-27 20:30:03

Scientists have discovered the secret of how an amazing sea snail injects its venom after shooting a harpoon-like tooth into its prey "” or some unlucky swimmer "” at jetliner speeds. The creatures, called cone snails, use a highly specialized structure that instantly pumps the paralyzing venom through the tooth and into its target. Their study appears in ACS' monthly Journal of Proteome Research. Helena Safavi-Hemami, Anthony Purcell and colleagues note that cone snails live...

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2010-10-13 22:21:49

Two groups of researchers at UC San Diego have found an explanation for a longstanding mystery of how two very different toxins from anthrax bacteria work together to disrupt essential cell functions during infection with this potential bioterrorism threat.One group, looking at the effect of anthrax toxins in fruit flies, and the other, examining anthrax in mice and human cells, demonstrate that the two anthrax toxins act in a cooperative fashion to prevent the final step by which cells...

2010-10-05 15:08:16

The most toxic free radical appears responsible for much of the lung damage that can result from oxygen therapy in the critically ill or injured, Medical College of Georgia researchers report. Within just a few days, ventilators and oxygen chambers used to significantly increase oxygen levels can also dramatically increase levels of peroxynitrite, an oxidant powerful enough to break down DNA and cause proteins to malfunction, said Dr. Yunchao Su, pharmacologist in the MCG Schools of Medicine...

2010-08-31 21:03:08

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health and University of Chicago have found a promising treatment method that in laboratory mice reduces the severity of skin and soft-tissue damage caused by USA300, the leading cause of community-associated Staphylococcus aureus infections in the United States. By neutralizing a key toxin associated with the bacteria, they found they could greatly reduce the damaging effects of the infection on skin and soft tissue. Community strains of S....


Latest Toxins Reference Libraries

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2007-01-10 10:29:11

The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox, is a species of venomous rattlesnake found in the United States and Mexico. It is found in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. It prefers flatlands and prairies to the rocky hills and low mountains. This snake is generally colored dark or light brown. Its pattern is a unique row of large, dark diamond shapes edged in yellow trim, running down the length of its body. The diamonds fade to dark rings around the tail, where...

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2005-06-15 17:02:02

Rattlesnakes are a group of venomous New World snakes (genera Crotalus and Sistrurus) which have a small jointed rattle on their tails. They use this rattle as a warning device when they feel threatened. The rattle is composed of a series of nested, hollow beads which are actually modified scales from the tail-tip. Each time the snake sheds its skin, a new rattle segment is added. Since they may shed their skins many times a year (depending on food supply and consequent growth rates), and...

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