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How can botulinum toxin help with depression?

Botulinum toxin, or Botox, has shown significant effectiveness in treating a wide variety of conditions such as muscle spasms, excessive drooling, excessive sweating, and migraines. It works by weakening the nerve-muscle connection, thus relaxing the tightened muscle. However, Botox has achieved most of its popularity in... click to read more

  • Tigran Makunts | Research Associate at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UC san Diego Health, La Jolla, CA, USA
  • Ruben Abagyan | Professor at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UC san Diego Health, La Jolla, CA, USA
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Reading time 2.5 min
published on Sep 15, 2021
Studies of the bugs within: telling sickness from cure

Each of us carries intestinal gardens, where microbes process food for our own consumption. We evolved to benefit from this, but as our guests are selfish single-cell creatures, tense diplomacy was always needed. Since these bacterial communities in our gut play surprisingly large roles in... click to read more

  • Sofia K. Forslund | Junior Group Leader at Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine & European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Berlin, Germany
  • Oluf Pedersen | Professor at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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published on Mar 20, 2018