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Botulism is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by botulinum toxin, which is produced by the bacterium ''Clostridium botulinum''. The toxin enters the body in one of four ways: by colonization of the digestive tract by the bacterium in children (infant botulism) or adults (adult intestinal toxemia), by ingestion of toxin from foodstuffs (foodborne botulism) or by contamination of a wound by the bacterium (wound botulism).
New discovery could expand the possibilities for medical use of Botox

New discovery could expand the possibilities for medical use of Botox

Botulism strikes during Rugby World Cup: How sardines benched eight fans in Bordeaux

Botulism strikes during Rugby World Cup: How sardines benched eight fans in Bordeaux

Dangerous weight loss trend triggers Iatrogenic botulism outbreak in Europe

Dangerous weight loss trend triggers Iatrogenic botulism outbreak in Europe

Study findings could be harnessed to engineer new botulinum neurotoxin E variants

Study findings could be harnessed to engineer new botulinum neurotoxin E variants

Researchers investigate a drug used for neuromuscular weakness as potential treatment for botulism

Researchers investigate a drug used for neuromuscular weakness as potential treatment for botulism

New discovery about nature’s ‘high-end machinery’ could have big implications for biology

New discovery about nature’s ‘high-end machinery’ could have big implications for biology

Researchers develop mathematical model to prevent botulism

Researchers develop mathematical model to prevent botulism

New approach to tame botulinum toxin for drug delivery

New approach to tame botulinum toxin for drug delivery

CytoDel successfully delivers neuronal antibody in animal models of botulism

CytoDel successfully delivers neuronal antibody in animal models of botulism

New approach produces strong antidotal efficacy in treating lethal botulism in animals

New approach produces strong antidotal efficacy in treating lethal botulism in animals

Non-toxic versions of botulism toxins can deliver therapeutic antibodies to treat botulism

Non-toxic versions of botulism toxins can deliver therapeutic antibodies to treat botulism

Researchers decipher deadly bacterial infection in pigs

Researchers decipher deadly bacterial infection in pigs

COVID survivors’ blood plasma is a sought-after new commodity

COVID survivors’ blood plasma is a sought-after new commodity

Bifunctional nanobodies with antitoxin potencies could protect against botulinum neurotoxins

Bifunctional nanobodies with antitoxin potencies could protect against botulinum neurotoxins

People who eat bushmeat may be at risk of contracting life-threatening diseases

People who eat bushmeat may be at risk of contracting life-threatening diseases

Megaphages detected in the intestinal tract of humans who eat high-fiber, low-fat diet

Megaphages detected in the intestinal tract of humans who eat high-fiber, low-fat diet

New resource outlines neurologic effects and treatment options for biologic, chemical attacks

New resource outlines neurologic effects and treatment options for biologic, chemical attacks

Eating honey can reduce serious injuries in children who swallowed button battery, shows study

Eating honey can reduce serious injuries in children who swallowed button battery, shows study

Scientists decipher workings of little-understood bacterial riboswitch

Scientists decipher workings of little-understood bacterial riboswitch

Researchers discover new source of botulinum neurotoxin

Researchers discover new source of botulinum neurotoxin