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Antibodies from plants protect against anthrax

...ors. Plantibodies against the plague bacterium and botulism are also in development. ...

New NIAID grants strengthen national biodefense and emerging infectious diseases research network

...ases such as anthrax, plague, smallpox, tularemia, botulism and West Nile fever. University of California, Irvine, principal investigator Alan G. Barbour, M.D., will head a consortium whose members include four additional University of California campuses and 11 other regional universities and research insti...

Report focuses on challenges to unlocking future promise of vaccines

... means, like avian influenza, West Nile virus, and botulism toxin. According to the report, research and development must continue the progress of the past to address those diseases that have eluded the development of effective vaccines, and existing vaccines must be improved. The report also provides recom...

Creation of antibiotic in test tube holds promise for better antibiotics

...itive bacteria and food-borne pathogens that cause botulism and listeriosis because it punches holes into cell membranes and binds to essential molecules in the disease-causing bacteria. Hitting on at least two targets reduces the risk of resistance occurring, van der Donk said. The researchers synthesized n...

Highly concentrated botulinum preparation for cosmetic injections can result in severe illness

An examination of 4 cases of botulism following cosmetic injections to the face indicate...tion for cosmetic and therapeutic use, no cases of botulism with detectable serum toxin have previously been attributed to cosmetic or therapeutic botulinum tox...

Genome of Clostridium botulinum reveals the background to world's deadliest toxin

...ontaminated food or open wounds, leading to infant botulism or wound botulism, both of which are serious human infections. The host can be quickly overpowered and, in some cases, killed by the toxin, and C. botulinum has a new food source. "Although in the same group as Clostridium difficile — the Cdiff s...

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