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Clinical laboratory biosafety is an integral process that is meant to ensure safety of laboratory staff. By extension, biosafety is also meant to ensure the safety of the rest of the medical facility, the community, and laboratory staff families and friends.
A news roundup of microbiology research. This week: gain-of-function research policies and cannabinoids made in yeast.
Researchers have identified a compound that strongly inhibits botulinum neurotoxin, the most toxic compound known. That inhibiting compound, nitrophenyl psoralen (NPP), could be used as a treatment to reduce paralysis induced by botulism. Botulinum neurotoxin is considered a potential bioweapon because there is no FDA-approved antidote.