Ricin


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Ricin

A protein found in castor beans. Ricin is poisonous and has been used in biological warfare.
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Officials say first responders were called to the senior living facility in Shelburne Tuesday for possible ricin exposure.
The successful development of an effective vaccine against ricin toxin may act as a deterrent against the actual use of ricin as a biological weapon and could be used in rapid deployment scenarios in the event of a biological attack.
He added: "I found lots of different items ranging from drugs, guns, other illegal items and because I had been watching Breaking Bad I just had ricin in my mind.
The court heard Ali approached the undercover agent in January with a private message: "Hi, would you be able to make me some ricin and send it to the UK?
Ali was unaware that his source - Psychochem - was in fact an FBI agent who tipped off police in England and sent Ali a harmless powder instead of the ricin.
Ali told the court he was "curious" and decided to buy ricin after he had seen it on Breaking Bad, which stars Bryan Cranston as a teacher-turned-drug lord.
He told the jury: "I was interested in the Dark Net and ricin.
Ricin can take up to a day to reveal its potentially fatal symptoms and he was kept in hospital overnight.
Traces of ricin also were found in the studio, and Dutschke used the Internet to buy castor beans, from which the poison is derived, the affidavit said.
So how come I'm here to tell the tale, given that ricin is one of the most toxic substances in existence?
Jumada II 17, 1434, Apr 27, 2013, SPA -- A Mississippi martial arts instructor was arrested Saturday on charges related to the ricin letters sent to President Obama and others, UPI quoted police as saying.
Secret Service is investigating a letter containing ricin that was addressed to President Obama, the agency confirmed on Wednesday, and at least four U.