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Botulism is a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by botulinum toxin, which is produced by the bacterium ''Clostridium botulinum''. The toxin enters the body in one of four ways: by colonization of the digestive tract by the bacterium in children (infant botulism) or adults (adult intestinal toxemia), by ingestion of toxin from foodstuffs (foodborne botulism) or by contamination of a wound by the bacterium (wound botulism).
Novel 3D Structure can Serve as Blueprint to Engineer New BoNT/E Variants

Novel 3D Structure can Serve as Blueprint to Engineer New BoNT/E Variants

Understanding the regulation of intramembrane proteases across the tree of life

Understanding the regulation of intramembrane proteases across the tree of life

Researchers identify bacterium responsible for causing intestinal bleeding in pigs

Researchers identify bacterium responsible for causing intestinal bleeding in pigs

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