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BOTULISM – A Paralytic Nerve Toxin

Botulism, as an accidental illness, is rare these days. More sophisticated canning processes and better preservation of food products have prevented this serious neurotoxin from poisoning those in the modern world. Intentional poisonings, however, are another story. The botulism toxin … Continue reading

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BOTULISM – A Paralytic Nerve Toxin

Botulism, as an accidental illness, is rare these days. More sophisticated canning processes and better preservation of food products have prevented this serious neurotoxin from poisoning those in the modern world. Intentional poisonings, however, are another story. The botulism toxin … Continue reading

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Sarin Gas: A Deadly Agent – A Wonderful Plot Twist!

First developed by Germany in 1938, sarin was used as a pesticide before its full lethal capabilities were understood. Eventually, its use as a chemical weapon began to evolve. Sarin has been used as an agent of terror in the … Continue reading

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Saxitoxin and Ciguatera – More Killers From The Sea

Last week I blogged about pufferfish and the lethal tetradotoxin that they contain, and we discussed their use as possible murder weapons. Today I want to talk about a couple of other interesting sea toxins that could be incorporated into … Continue reading

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DRUGS and BIOTERRORISM

Terrorism is defined as the use of force or violence against people and property. That action is labeled BIOTERRORISM when the violence involves the intentional release of a biological agent (such as bacteria, viruses or toxins). Bacteria and viruses are … Continue reading

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DRUGS and BIOTERRORISM

Terrorism is defined as the use of force or violence against people and property. That action is labeled BIOTERRORISM when the violence involves the intentional release of a biological agent (such as bacteria, viruses or toxins). Bacteria and viruses are … Continue reading

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DRUGS and BIOTERRORISM

Terrorism is defined as the use of force or violence against people and property.  That action is labeled BIOTERRORISM when the violence involves the intentional release of biological agents (such as, bacteria, viruses or toxins). Bacteria and viruses are microorganisms that live … Continue reading

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