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Botox: Toxic medicine

What is it?

Botulinum toxin A –- more commonly known today as Botox – is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It acts on nerves at the point at which they meet the muscles that they control, where it disrupts transmission of chemical messenger molecules causing muscular paralysis. 254 more words

Biological Structures

Kita Machine

Another queue sketch

Look at this angry machinery!


Nothing Has Changed

They say “blood is thicker than water”.  But what about when it isn’t even technically the same blood that flows within your family because you are adopted. 124 more words

Collagen: Triple strength

What is it?

The best designs – in architecture, engineering, software development – are those that effectively solve a functional problem. The same is true in biology, and scientists have long since appreciated that a protein’s design is intrinsically related to the particular function that it carries out. 245 more words

Biological Structures

Taking stock of the chemical weapon ban

On 20–21 March the University of Rome III hosted a roundtable discussion to reflect on the current status of the prohibition on chemical weapons (CW) and the future challenges to that ban. 4,037 more words


Test Image

This sloth is a test. It is only a test. This is a test of the emergency slothcast system. In the event of a real post, this would not be a sloth.