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The journey of scientific discovery

The journey of scientific discovery by Gipi Schiavo Every project that we got down on a piece of paper, every experiment that we plan in our notebook (paperbound or electronic) or we carry out in our laboratory is a journey. Sometimes this is a major endeavor, sometimes it is just a stroll within familiar territories, [...]

November 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The journey of scientific discovery

The BNN therapeutic guidelines for non responders CD

This article, written by the British Neurotoxin Network taskforce, reviewed the therapeutic guidelines for the management of cervical dystonia patients with poor response to Botulinum toxin treatment. Abstract Botulinum toxin (BoNT) injections are an effective treatment for cervical dystonia. Approximately 20% of patients eventually stop BoNT treatment, mostly because of treatment failure. These recommendations review [...]

November 20th, 2016|Resources|Comments Off on The BNN therapeutic guidelines for non responders CD

The discovery of the molecular mechanism of the neuroparalytic action of tetanus and botulinum neurotoxins

The discovery of the molecular mechanism of the neuroparalytic action of tetanus and botulinum neurotoxins by Cesare Montecucco My scientific interest in presynaptic neurotoxins begun during a semi-sabbatical at the Institut Pasteur in 1984 in the lab of Jean-Pierre Changeux and was stimulated by discussion with Patrice Boquet, also at Pasteur. On my return to [...]

November 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The discovery of the molecular mechanism of the neuroparalytic action of tetanus and botulinum neurotoxins

The initial use of Botulinum Toxin at Denmark Hill and Queen Square

The initial use of Botulinum Toxin at Denmark Hill and Queen Square by Prof Philip Thompson ( Adelaide, Australia) In order to understand how Botulinum toxin therapies were introduced it is helpful to go back 30 years to the 1980s. Several things happened at the time.   Prof David Marsden and fellows-Denmark Hill 1984 [...]

November 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on The initial use of Botulinum Toxin at Denmark Hill and Queen Square

Pioneering Botulinum toxin treatment in France

Pioneering the use of Botulinum toxin treatment in France by Marie-Helene Marion From San Francisco to London Alan Scott, a Californian ophtalmologist in the early 70’s started researching a neurotoxin to weaken the oculomotor muscle as an alternative to surgery in the treatment of strabismus in infants. He established that Botulinum toxin [...]

November 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Pioneering Botulinum toxin treatment in France

An European celebration of the Botulinum Toxin

The 2016 BNN meeting the 22 nd-23rd September at Merton college, Oxford has been a great success with 92 participants for the celebration of 30 years of Botulinum Toxin in Europe, Injectors from all over Europe attended the meeting, with neurologists from France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Norway, Poland, even from Russia and Turkey. The beautiful [...]

November 11th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on An European celebration of the Botulinum Toxin

Program of the BNN 2016 meeting

6th British Neurotoxin Network Celebrating 30 years of Toxin in Europe 22, 23 Septembre 2016, Oxford The contribution of Botulinum Toxin to Neurology over the last 30 years: • The initial use of BoNT at Denmark hill and Queen square-Prof Philip Thompson, Adelaide • Les Amis du Clostridium- Dr Marie-Helene Marion • The German school – [...]

September 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Program of the BNN 2016 meeting

6th annual British Neurotoxin Network meeting, Oxford 2016

This year, the British Neurotoxin Network is celebrating 30 years of Toxin in Europe and many pioneers in the field from all over Europe have accepted to talk about their experience in treating dystonia and spasticity. Also basic sciences experts will be present to explain how the understanding and the therapeutic potential of the toxin evolved [...]

September 20th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on 6th annual British Neurotoxin Network meeting, Oxford 2016

Where to get treated for Spasmodic dysphonia in UK?

The British neurotoxin network has identified 13 centres in UK, which are available for treating patients with spasmodic dysphonia. This condition is a dystonia of the laryngeal muscles, which responds well to injections of Botulinum toxin into the vocal cords. Spasmodic dysphonia is a rare condition, which manifests with speech difficulties, either a strangulated voice [...]

June 6th, 2014|Blog|Comments Off on Where to get treated for Spasmodic dysphonia in UK?

Keble College, Oxford. 3rd & 4th October 2013

The 3rd annual meeting has been a great success with 74 participants from all over UK. There were multiple presentations with guest speakers and a really useful Questions and answers session. Keep an eye out for the next meeting and join us discussing everything BOTOX!

October 26th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Keble College, Oxford. 3rd & 4th October 2013