Botulin toxin

Botulinum toxin

In this Research File special, Liesbeth de Bakker looks at the surprising applications (and future possibilities) of a poison that is best known for causing botulism. Apart from the cosmetic application (reduces wrinkles), it can also help in treating cerebral palsy, stop excessive sweating, kill pain, help people with certain muscular diseases and perhaps more. 

Producer: Liesbeth de Bakker

Broadcast: August 19, 2002