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Sponging up toxins - The Galveston County Daily News: Health

October 24, 2016

Medical Discovery News Sponging up toxins

Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 12:05 am

People reach for sponges for soaking up messes, washing the dishes, and cleaning appliances. But sponges can also clean up toxins — inside the body, no less.

For years, scientists have worked to develop methods to remove toxins that destroy cells and tissues. This has been a challenge due the variety of infectious agents and poisons that produce toxins.

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