Scientists discover new super toxin so dangerous, they’re keeping it secret
2013-10-16 0:00

Red Ice Creations

This can’t end well...

Daily News reports on what is described as the ’deadliest substance on earth’...



---
Scientists discover new type of deadly botox, won’t release DNA sequence
By Rheana Murray | DailyNews

[...]Researchers from the California Department of Health are refusing to release the DNA sequence of the new botulinum toxin because there is no known antidote — the first time a sequence has been withheld from public records over safety concerns, according to New Scientist.

If published, the DNA sequence would pose “an immediate and unusually serious risk to society,” said Stanford University’s David Relman, who provided commentary for the report published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

It would take a microscopic injection of just 2 billionths of a gram — or inhaling 13 billionths of a gram — of the new Botox to kill an adult. Victims would contract botulism and eventually die of paralysis.

Lead study author Stephen Arnon and colleagues discovered the new substance — the 8th known botulinum toxin, called toxin H — in the feces of a child who had botulism.

Only the first two types of Botox — A and B — are used in cosmetic procedures.

Today, botulism patients are treated with antibodies, but in Arnon’s study, antibodies didn’t save mice that had been infected with toxin H.

Researchers worked with the U.S. Army’s infectious diseases laboratory, Homeland Security and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep the new toxin’s sequence in safe hands, according to New Scientist.

Read the full article at: nydailynews.com



READ: Oops: Vial of deadly virus goes missing from secure biomedical lab




Related Articles
Genetic switch to guard against escaped ’superviruses’
98 million were given polio vaccine contaminated with cancer-causing virus, admits CDC
Scientists Creating New Materials...with Viruses?
U.S. virologists intentionally engineer super-deadly pandemic flu virus
Designer Flu: How scientists made a killer virus airborne — and who should know


Latest News from our Front Page

Galaxy Poll: 86 per cent of Australians want childhood vaccination to be compulsory?
2015-04-17 23:33
Australians want Prime Minister Tony Abbott to make childhood vaccination compulsory and close loopholes that allow vaccine refusers to put all children at risk. An exclusive national Galaxy poll commissioned by The Sunday Telegraph has revealed overwhelming support to ensure every child is vaccinated. The highest support for compulsory jabs is in South Australia, where 90 per cent support the call. The poll ...
Eye in the sky: Local police now using drones to spy on citizens
2015-04-17 22:09
The Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office is doing something that no other agency in Harris County is believed to have done yet: Use drones to help fight crime. It's an eye in the sky for law enforcement, without giving up the element of surprise. "It could absolutely save lives," says Constable Alan Rosen. Rosen says the agency's two new $1,200 drones, which ...
New Zealander of the Year: refuse vaccines, lose money
2015-04-17 22:47
Following in the footsteps of Australia, 2014 New Zealander of the Year, Dr. Lance O’Sullivan, wants to punish people who don’t get vaccinated. The New Zealand Herald (4/15) reports: “A leading New Zealand doctor has called on the Government to follow Australia’s example to cut child welfare payments to families who do not vaccinate their children, saying the policy would help protect ...
Iris Scanner Identifies a Person 40 Feet Away
2015-04-17 22:20
Police traffic stops are in the news again, tragically, sparking a new round of discussion on whether and how to outfit police with cameras and other technology. For several years now, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab Biometrics Center have been testing an iris recognition system that can be used to identify subjects at a range of up to 40 feet. Like ...
Yes, You Can Catch Insanity
2015-04-17 22:29
One day in March 2010, Isak McCune started clearing his throat with a forceful, violent sound. The New Hampshire toddler was 3, with a Beatles mop of blonde hair and a cuddly, loving personality. His parents had no idea where the guttural tic came from. They figured it was springtime allergies. Soon after, Isak began to scream as if in pain ...
More News »