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a toxic protein extracted from castor beans

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According to the (https://emergency.cdc.gov/agent/ricin/facts.asp) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , "Ricin is a poison found naturally in castor beans" and it can be found "in the form of a powder, a mist, or a pellet, or it can be dissolved in water or weak acid."
"As part of the screening process, (authorities) recognized some suspicious packages," Sherwood said, noting they were "suspected to be ricin."
[U.S.A.], Oct 03 ( ANI ): At least two packages suspected of containing deadly poison Ricin, were found by the authorities at a Pentagon mail screening facility on Monday.
The article, entitled "Thermal Stability and Epitope Integrity of a Lyophilized Ricin Toxin Subunit Vaccine," is published in the journal Vaccine online and is available here.
The 29-year-old man, who was arrested in June, is suspected of building a "biological weapon" with ricin, a poison found in castor beans, the Federal Prosecutor's Office said in a statement.
Ricin is a by-product of castor beans (the seeds of the Ricinus plant) from which castor oil can be produced with uses in various industries and products.
The European Commission has granted orphan drug designation to Soligenix's recombinant modified ricin toxin A-chain subunit (the active pharmaceutical ingredient in RiVax) for the prevention of ricin poisoning, it was reported on Monday.
Making ricin is illegal, but Rezaei has not so far been charged with manufacturing ricin.
Detectives organised for a "controlled delivery" - with a fake consignment of ricin being sent to Ali's Liverpool home, hidden in a toy car, in February last year.
A COMPUTER geek has been jailed for eight years for trying to buy deadly ricin poison from the Dark Web after being inspired by the hit US television series Breaking Bad.
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 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).
ACOMPUTER geek from Liverpool was jailed yesterday jailed for eight years for trying to buy deadly ricin poison from the Dark Web after being inspired by the hit US television series Breaking Bad.
A computer geek from Liverpool has been jailed for eight years for trying to buy deadly ricin poison from the Dark Web after being inspired by the hit US television series Breaking Bad.