Tool helps public health agencies prioritize health risks

Public health agencies across the globe are challenged with preventing the spread of chronic diseases while dealing with limited funds and devastating budget cuts. Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri has applied the Public Health Index (PHI) model, a tool...

Gene therapy for botulism

The soil-borne bacterium Clostridium botulinum causes botulism, a rare paralytic illness. Credit: James Cavallini/Science Source Gene therapy could be more effective than existing treatments for botulism, a rare paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin, according to...