Toxicology (18 News)

How Gene Expression is Affected By Mercury Toxicity?

Aug 21, 2017 10:00 am
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The mercury found at very low concentrations in water is concentrated along the entire food chain, from algae via zooplankton to small fish and on to ...

A Common Antimicrobial Agent Has Irreversible Effect on Embryos!

Aug 15, 2017 5:00 pm
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have discovered that exposure to environmental levels of triclocarban (TCC), an antibacterial chemic...

The Drastic Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Adolescent Brain

Aug 7, 2017 2:00 pm
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Summary: A review of the literature shows that the effects of heavy drinking among young people on the brain are serious -- binge drinking among youn...

How Some Widespread Commerical Products Could Bring Us Harm?

Jul 27, 2017 4:00 pm
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Chemicals found in everyday plastics materials are linked to cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure in men, according to Aust...

Can House Dust Really Play a Role in Obesity?

Jul 14, 2017 1:00 pm
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Poor diet and a lack of physical activity are major contributors to the world's obesity epidemic, but researchers have also identified common envi...

How Alcohol Exposure During Pregnancy Makes Babies More Susceptible to Alcoholism?

Jul 11, 2017 1:00 pm
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One of the many negative consequences when fetuses are exposed to alcohol in the womb is an increased risk for drug addiction later in life. Neuroscie...

Could Water Treatment Be Really Harmful In Some Developing Countries?

Jun 23, 2017 1:00 pm
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Scientists are warning that a water treatment widely used in developing countries could be damaging the DNA of those drinking it. Despite poor evid...

How Smoking Damage The DNA?

Jun 17, 2017 9:00 am
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Scientists have known for decades that smoking cigarettes causes DNA damage, which leads to lung cancer. Now, for the first time, UNC School of Medici...

Stem Cell Research Reveals How Smoking Mothers Harm Fetal Liver

Jun 7, 2017 12:15 pm
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Chemicals found in cigarette smoke have been shown to damage fetal liver cells. Scientists say the potent cocktail of chemicals in cigarettes is pa...

Another role for oxytocin revealed.

May 21, 2017 3:00 pm
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Experts say oxytocin, a key hormone made naturally by the brain, could hold the key to treating drug addicts and help them avoid relapse. Oxytocin is...

Discovering Neurological Factors Related to Alcoholism

May 18, 2017 4:00 pm
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A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) could help researchers develop personalized treatments for alcoholism and alcoh...

How Marijuana Mimic a Natural Compound to Relieve Stress

May 3, 2017 11:00 am
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A natural signaling molecule that activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain plays a critical role in stress-resilience -- the ability to adapt to r...

Addictive Nuts Help Reduce Smoking Addiction! How is That?

May 2, 2017 5:00 pm
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As many as 600 million people in Southeast Asia chew areca nuts with betel leaves, sometimes adding tobacco leaves. Many users are addicted to this ha...

Synthetic Cannabinoids is Not Less Toxic Than The Natural Cannabinoids

Apr 30, 2017 8:00 pm
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Synthetic cannabinoid abuse is a growing problem in the United States, with new versions of the drugs coming on the market every year. New research is...

Little fish, but with great abilities.

Apr 20, 2017 11:30 am
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Fang blennies are small fish with big teeth. Specifically, they have two large canine teeth that jut out of their lower jaw. Since blenny fish are onl...

How Paracetamol Causes Liver Damage

Feb 16, 2017 6:30 pm
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Scientists have shed new light on how the common painkiller paracetamol causes liver damage. Their findings may offer valuable insights into poisonin...

Highly Fluorinated Chemicals Is Contained In Fast Food Packaging

Feb 11, 2017 1:00 pm
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Many Americans, with the start of the New Year, will resolve to cut back on fast food to avoid an overload of fat and calories. Yet, there is anoth...

Studies Reveal Effects of Hazardous Chemicals in the Environment on Pregnant Women and Fetus Health

Jan 1, 1900 12:00 am
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Each day, we are exposed to an array of chemicals lurking in the foods we eat and the common products we use. Pregnant women and their developing offs...