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Novel Compound from Algae Yields Long-Acting Anesthetic Effect

New Orleans—The duration of sensory blockade was significantly prolonged by a novel site 1 sodium channel blocker that belongs to the class of paralytic shellfish toxins.

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New test for serious algal toxin threat saves time and money for NZ shellfish farmers

The most serious algal toxin threat to New Zealand shellfish can now be detected faster and at around a quarter of the previous cost through a new test method likely to be introduced this year. The test for paralytic shellfish toxin (PST), the most serious of shellfish poisoning syndromes caused by harmful algae, has been developed by New Zealand’s Cawthron Institute in collaboration with the UK’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science.

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Tasmanian shellfish industry will have to wait another week before threat from toxic algal bloom passes

Oyster growers on Tasmania’s east coast will have to wait another week to resume harvesting to after two producers were forced to stop production last week.

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