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Ricin on campus? This ain't good

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A substance discovered by a student in a University of Texas dormitory has tested positive for ricin, a potentially deadly poison, officials said. The chunky powder was found at the Moore-Hill dormitory Thursday and reported to university police, officials said. Tests for ricin came back positive Friday. Officials don’t know where it came from, said campus police spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon. “We were very concerned as soon as we heard about the positive testing late this evening,” Dr. Theresa Spalding of UT Health Services said Friday. Ricin is extracted from castor beans and can be added to food

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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