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Synonyms for ricin

a toxic protein extracted from castor beans


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The deadly ricin was found Tuesday afternoon in her apartment, (http://www.
The overall objectives of the contract are to advance the development of Soligenix's thermostabilization technology, ThermoVax, in combination with the company's ricin toxin vaccine, RiVax, as a medical countermeasure to prevent the effects of ricin exposure.
Making ricin is illegal, but Rezaei has not so far been charged with manufacturing ricin.
The court heard that using the username Weirdos 0000, Ali struck a deal on the internet black market to buy 500mg of ricin - enough to kill 1400 people - for $500 (PS320).
Ali was unaware that his source Psychochem was in fact an FBI agent who tipped off police in England and substituted the consignment of ricin for harmless powder.
The judge commended law enforcement agencies in Britain and the US for ensuring that ricin - know as the perfect poison for leaving no trace - did not get into Ali's possession.
Prosecutor Sally Howes QC said the dad of two was a "chancer" who lied to police about having ricin in the hope that he would "get away with it".
Ali was unaware that his source, Psychochem, was in fact an FBI agent who tipped off police in England and substituted the consignment of ricin for harmless powder.
District Judge Analisa Torres that Le was signed on at the time of his arrest at the email address that was frequently cited in a criminal complaint as the Ricin Buyer.
A Department of Justice statement said that James Everett Dutschke, 41, of Mississippi, was given a 300-month prison sentence "for developing and possessing the biological agent ricin and subsequently mailing ricin-laced, threatening letters including one that threatened bodily harm to the President of the United States.
She acknowledged in a signed plea agreement document filed Tuesday that she ordered castor beans online and learned how to process them into a substance used to make ricin, it added.
Now it has emerged he had in fact consumed castor seeds, from which ricin is derived but which themselves are harmless.
Letters sent to Bloomberg and his gun control group contained material believed to be the deadly poison ricin and contained a reference to gun control, New York police said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (CyHAN)- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was the intended recipent of a threatening letter laced with the deadly poison ricin, dpa reported according to US media reports Wednesday.
TUPELO -- Ricin was found in the former martial arts studio of the man suspected of sending poison letters to President Barack Obama and other officials, and it was discovered on a dust mask and other items he threw in the trash, federal prosecutors said in a court document made public Tuesday.