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How botox binds to neurons

Botulinum neurotoxin A, better known as botox, is a highly dangerous toxin that causes paralysis in man that may prove fatal. In cosmetic applications the paralysing action of small doses is used in a specific ...

dateNov 18, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Mining the botulinum genome

(Norwich BioScience Institutes) Scientists at the Institute of Food Research have been mining the genome of C. botulinum to uncover new information about the toxin genes that produce the potent toxin behind ...

dateMay 14, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Oral supplements enhance effectiveness of Botox injections

Taking a dietary supplement of organic zinc and the enzyme phytase four days before receiving botulinium toxin injections made the toxin more effective in 93 percent of patients tested in a recent study at The Methodist Hospital ...

dateSep 01, 2010 in Other
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Botulinum injection provides relief of tennis elbow

An injection of botulinum toxin can provide relief for "tennis elbow" but needs to be injected properly to avoid potential paralysis, states a research article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

dateApr 26, 2010 in Other
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