Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Inside the Lab: Using Botox to Advance Science

Inside the Lab: Using Botox to Advance Science

The latest information on Botox:


Newswise — Many know Botox as a trendy way to get rid of wrinkles, but the popular drug — made from botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) — can do more than just fill lines.

Many may not realize that BoNT is one of the most potent biological toxins known to man. Just one small dose injected intravenously could easily paralyze and kill a human being. However, in a controlled dose and purified form, the toxin can be used for therapeutic purposes, helping treat a variety of diseases.

Currently, BoNT is being used for the treatment of neck spasms (cervical dystonia), eyelid spasms (blepharospasms), crossed eyes (strabismus), severe underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis), migraines and other primary headaches, depression — and is even being used with cancer therapies.
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