Altered Botox molecule could help treat pain and neruological disorders

11/03/2013 - 00:00

By using neurotoxins produced by bacteria of the genus Clostridium (C. botulinum and C. tetani), commonly known as Botox and Tetanus toxin respectively, a large group of scientists has created and characterized a new molecule that could be used to treat neurological disorders.

While the Botox element is able to block neuronal communication – and therefore pain signals – for months, the Tetanus component targets the central nervous system very effectively.