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Gene therapy for botulism

Gene therapy could be more effective than existing treatments for botulism, a rare paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin, according to an infectious disease researcher at Cummings School.

Jul 31, 2015
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Battling 'the largest mass poisoning in history'

International health experts have called it the largest mass poisoning in history, and it is still underway. Some 100 million people in southeast Asia have been drinking from shallow wells originally drilled to provide germ-free ...

Jul 14, 2015
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Straight talk about poison ivy

(HealthDay)—Reports that poison ivy has gotten bigger, stronger or more prevalent are misleading, one dermatologist says.

Jul 10, 2015
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Toxic liquor kills 41 in India's Mumbai

Forty-one people have died in Mumbai and 12 others are fighting for their lives after drinking toxic home-made liquor, police said Friday, in the latest incident of alcohol poisoning in India.

Jun 19, 2015
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