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New botulinum neurotoxin discovered — potential to treat a number of medical conditions

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Botulinum toxins are currently used on more than 80 medical conditions including Muscle spasms, Overactive bladder, Chronic migraine, Cervical dystonia, Sweating and Cerebral Palsy (CP). The new toxin, Botulinum neurotoxin type X (BoNT/X), has the potential to open up a new field of toxin therapeutics related to intracellular membrane trafficking and secretion.Since Botulinum neurotoxins are the most toxic substances known, the development of detection methods and treatments is very important.Powered by WPeMatico

Anthrax: a hidden threat to wildlife in the tropics

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Joint press release by the Robert Koch Institute, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropolgy, the University of Glasgow and Laboratoire Central Vétérinaire de Bingerville, Ivory CoastAnthrax, a disease so far not associated with tropical rain forests, is common in the Ivory Coast’s Taï National Park and is posing a serious threat to...Powered by WPeMatico

Light pollution as a new threat to pollination

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Artificial light disrupts nocturnal pollination and leads to a reduced number of fruits produced by the plant. This loss of night time pollination cannot be compensated by diurnal pollinators. The negative impact of artificial light at night on nocturnal pollinators might even propagate further to the diurnal community, as ecologists of the University of Bern were able to show.The number of bees and other diurnal pollinators is declining worldwide – due to diseases, introduced parasites, pesticides, climate change and the continuing...Powered by WPeMatico

ASU geoscientists find explanation for puzzling pockets of rock deep in Earth’s mantle

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A team led by geoscientists from Arizona State University and Michigan State University has used computer modeling to explain how pockets of mushy rock accumulate at the boundary between Earth's core and mantle.These pockets, lying roughly 2,900 kilometers (1,800 miles) below the surface, have been known for many years, but previously lacked an explanation of how they...Powered by WPeMatico

Ferroelectric phenomenon proven viable for oxide electrodes, disproving predictions

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Researchers in China have disproved the theory that oxide electrodes destabilize ferroelectric phenomena called flux-closure domains in ferroelectric thin filmsFlux-closure domain (FCD) structures are microscopic topological phenomena found in ferroelectric thin films that feature distinct electric polarization...Powered by WPeMatico