Quahogs flex toxin-defiant muscle, research finds

UMass Dartmouth professor Dr. Bal Ram Singh, above right, with colleages from India, Dr. V.K. Das, center and Dr. Shobna Das.
UMass Dartmouth professor Dr. Bal Ram Singh, above right, with colleages from India, Dr. V.K. Das, center and Dr. Shobna Das.
Studies at UMass Dartmouth could lead to botulism-poisoning antidote The next time you spoon up a stuffie, chew on this: Quahogs, the uniquely Rhode Island seafood snack, might contain an enzyme that resists botulism. “Quahogs seem to have a resistance to diseases, and toxins in particular,” said Dr. Bal Ram Singh, a professor of chemistry…

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