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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).
High-speed method generates mini-protein binders with potential to become new class of drugs

High-speed method generates mini-protein binders with potential to become new class of drugs

Molecular map shows novel way to stop dangerous bioweapon

Molecular map shows novel way to stop dangerous bioweapon

Zika: costs of prevention and control

Zika: costs of prevention and control

TSRI scientists discover potential new therapy to stop deadly botulinum neurotoxin

TSRI scientists discover potential new therapy to stop deadly botulinum neurotoxin

TSRI scientists discover potential new therapy to stop deadly botulinum neurotoxin

TSRI scientists discover potential new therapy to stop deadly botulinum neurotoxin

Scientist develops way to detect BoNT in biological samples

Scientist develops way to detect BoNT in biological samples

Botulinum toxins may cause remote effects by moving between neurons

Botulinum toxins may cause remote effects by moving between neurons

Soligenix announces encouraging preliminary results of heat stable Ebola vaccine

Soligenix announces encouraging preliminary results of heat stable Ebola vaccine

Discoveries could lead to development of novel therapies to prevent C. diff infection

Discoveries could lead to development of novel therapies to prevent C. diff infection

Scientists decipher details of cloaking proteins that protect the toxin that causes botulism

Scientists decipher details of cloaking proteins that protect the toxin that causes botulism

New technology developed to determine resistance to rabies virus

New technology developed to determine resistance to rabies virus

Health Canada: Parents advised not to feed honey to infants less than one year old

Health Canada: Parents advised not to feed honey to infants less than one year old

Gene therapy may offer significant advantages in prevention of botulism exposure

Gene therapy may offer significant advantages in prevention of botulism exposure

CDC closes labs after anthrax, flu accidents

CDC closes labs after anthrax, flu accidents

First Edition: July 14, 2014

First Edition: July 14, 2014

Emergent BioSolutions reports total revenue of $53.9 million for Q1 2014

Emergent BioSolutions reports total revenue of $53.9 million for Q1 2014

Researchers identify polio-like syndrome in cluster of children from California

Researchers identify polio-like syndrome in cluster of children from California

Emergent BioSolutions enters into definitive agreement to acquire Cangene

Emergent BioSolutions enters into definitive agreement to acquire Cangene

Scientists decode key molecular gateway for toxin that causes botulism

Scientists decode key molecular gateway for toxin that causes botulism

Botox Cosmetic receives FDA approval for treatment of crow’s feet lines

Botox Cosmetic receives FDA approval for treatment of crow’s feet lines