Researchers develop new ultrasensitive assay to detect most poisonous substance known

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 10:07 in Health & Medicine

Scientists at City of Hope and the California Department of Public Health have developed a new ultrasensitive assay to detect botulinum neurotoxin. The toxin is one of the most poisonous substances known that can cause life-threatening disease, and is considered a major potential bioterrorism threat agent. The research team`s work is published today in the online journal PLoS ONE.

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