He addresses ideologies that characterize terrorist organizations, their motives and goals, and their use of biocrime; biohacking and the origin and development of the DIYbio movement, in which people conduct biological or bioengineering experiments in home and other settings; specific pathogens and toxins, such as anthrax, botulism, plague, tularemia, Q fever, salmonellosis, Ebola, Marburg Virus Diseases, smallpox, and their dissemination; and specific cases: physician Debora Green and her efforts to use a lethal plant toxin
as a weapon, bioterrorism attacks orchestrated by extremist religious sects in the US and Japan, and the anthrax attack after 9/11.
Oxidative stress has already been shown to significantly contribute to plant toxin
For years, scientists have known of some mutations in upper urinary tract cancer patients exposed to the plant toxin
Ricin is a potent plant toxin
found in the seeds of the castor
With the exception of animal-derived, digoxin-specific Fab antibodies to inactivate ingested plant-derived cardiac glycosides and physostigmine to reverse plant toxin
-induced central anticholinergic syndromes, there are few remaining effective antidotes for most plant toxins
Inventories of plant and animal food items are being compiled to determine if a naturally occurring plant toxin
or contaminated food/water is the source of the disease.
A researcher from Purdue University has discovered that a natural plant toxin
can stop invading fungi by turning a fungus' protein production system against itself.
Other than Rashneeshee and the Aum Shinrikyo, the only other confirmed attempt by a terrorist group to use bioagents involved the Mau Mau, who used a plant toxin
to poison cattle.
A team from A*STAR's Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology has discovered the secret recipe for 'antidotes' that could neutralize the deadly plant toxin
Ricin - widely feared for its bioterrorism potential - as well as the Pseudomonas exotoxin responsible for the tens of thousands of hospital-acquired infections in immune-compromised patients around the world.
In fact, it all sounds like choosing the latest lippy, that someone might just forget to mention that Botox is actually a derivative of botulinum - a deadly plant toxin
which is even used in biological warfare.
Detective work that unmasked a plant toxin
poisonous to beef cattle has helped medical science in its search for cancer-fighting weapons.
Ricin, a plant toxin
from the seeds of the castor bean, is one of the most poisonous naturally occurring substances known and is poisonous to people, animals and insects.