Medical research

Can a dangerous microbe offer a new way to silence pain?

Anthrax has a scary reputation. Widely known to cause serious lung infections in humans and unsightly, albeit painless, skin lesions in livestock and people, the anthrax bacterium has even been used as a weapon of terror.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recurrent infections of salmonella can lead to colitis

An international research group, led by Jamey Marth, Ph.D., a professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys, has shown that the Neuraminidase 3 (Neu3) enzyme is responsible for the onset and progression of colitis—a chronic digestive ...

Neuroscience

Review of data on reputed neurodegeneration toxins

Identifying the causes of human neurodegenerative diseases is a global research priority, warranting frequent reviews of the accumulating knowledge. In doing just that, biologists from the Plant Physiology Laboratory at the ...

Medications

5 neurological conditions you can treat with Botox

You might know botulinum toxin as Botox: one of many brand names for the injectable drug that smooths wrinkles and facial creases. What you might not know is that botulinum toxin can also be used to treat migraines and ease ...

Health

Researchers find toxin from maple tree in cow's milk

Cows can pass on the hypoglycin A toxin through their milk, a study by the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) in Toxins shows. The substance can cause severe ...

Health

How to combat the effects of aging on your skin

While it's often hard to appreciate our aging skin, it does tell a story. It speaks of our family heritage: Genetic code mostly drives the development of lines. It can also say something about our lives, like how we enjoyed ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

What do you know about Parkinson's disease?

April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this progressive nervous system disorder.

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