Toxicology (38 News)

Nicotine May Harm Human Embryos at the Single-Cell Level

Mar 13, 2019 3:00 pm
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It's pretty common knowledge that smoking during pregnancy confers a host of risks on a developing embryo and fetus, including miscarriage, low...

DNA Damaging Gut Bacteria Toxin Might Be Involved in Colorectal Cancer

Mar 12, 2019 2:00 pm
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For more than a decade, scientists have worked to understand the connection between colibactin, a compound produced by certain strains of E. coli, ...

Scientists Find Genetic Vulnerability to Menthol Cigarette Use

Mar 4, 2019 12:00 pm
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A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker’s preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a ...

New Potential Treatment for High Blood Pressure Taken from Vampire Bat Venom

Jan 27, 2019 2:00 pm
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Vampire bats could hold the key to new treatments for a range of serious medical problems, but researchers have hit a snag accessing the specimens ...

How the Distance of Microbial Competitions Shapes Their Community Structures?

Dec 8, 2018 10:00 am
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Inside the microbial communities that populate our world, microbes are fighting for their lives. These tiny organisms are in the soil, in the ...

Impacts of highly Hazardous Pollutants Dioxins on Plants

Sep 9, 2018 11:00 am
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Dioxins are highly hazardous pollutants that have well characterized impacts on both animal and human health. However, the biological effects of dioxi...

Prenatal Exposure to the DDT Toxin may be Related to Autism

Sep 4, 2018 10:00 am
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National birth cohort study finds DDT metabolites in the blood of pregnant women are associated with elevated odds of autism in offspring. A s...

Marine Mammals Adaptations Have Led to the Loss of the Gene that Protects from Pesticides

Aug 28, 2018 11:00 am
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As marine mammals evolved to make water their primary habitat, they lost the ability to make a protein that defends humans and other land-dwelling mam...

A Toxin Discovered in V. Cholera Affects Both Vertebrates and Invertebrates

Jul 10, 2018 12:00 pm
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The structure and function of a previously unknown toxin in the cholera bacteria Vibrio cholera has been discovered by scientists at Umeå Uni...

Studying Glycans in Venom of South American Viper Which May Have Applications in Biotechnology

Jun 4, 2018 3:00 pm
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A bite from a lancehead snake can be fatal. Species in the family, found throughout Central and South America, have venom that can disrupt blood cl...

Food Packaging Might Cause Dysfunction In The Digestive Tract

Apr 17, 2018 9:00 am
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Our digestive system has a complex relationship with our health. Intestinal cells form an important barrier that has to let nutrients in and keep harm...

Quick working Test For Synthetic Drugs

Mar 21, 2018 3:00 pm
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Current tests for new “designer drugs” like fentanyl and synthetic cannabinoids are incompatible with emergency medical situations. Detect...

Alcohol Vs Marijuana

Mar 20, 2018 3:00 pm
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Alcohol may take a greater toll on the brain than marijuana does, especially for teens, a new study finds. Specifically, researchers found that chr...

a Venom As a Therapy & Pain Reliever !!

Mar 3, 2018 11:00 am
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder affecting over 2 million Americans. Those patients may eventually use a new kind of therapeutic, o...

Can We Stop Heroin Lethal Overdose?

Feb 22, 2018 10:00 am
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After five years of optimizing, researchers from the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have come up with the best candidate for a heroin vaccine. The ...

E-cigarettes Carry Their Own Cancers Risk Through The Nicotine They Deliver

Feb 3, 2018 1:00 pm
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The nicotine in e-cigarettes seems to damage DNA in ways that may increase cancer risk, a new study in mice suggests. The damage was seen both to D...

Alcohol Damages DNA In Stem Cells

Jan 10, 2018 11:00 am
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Scientists have shown how alcohol damages DNA in stem cells, helping to explain why drinking increases your risk of cancer, according to research part...

Syrian researchers use date stones to suck up toxic materials!

Sep 13, 2017 3:00 pm
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TO DISCOVER how to use a waste material to clean up hazardous chemicals is a notable achievement. To do so while working in a war zone is doubly impre...

Be Aware! Some Everyday Care Products May Bring You More Harm Than Benefits!

Sep 4, 2017 5:00 pm
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New work by researchers at the University of California, Davis, has suggested that a common class of chemical compounds may be de-energizing mammalian...

Newly Identified Protein That Protects Liver From Alcohol Damage

Aug 23, 2017 4:00 pm
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Drinking too much alcohol can damage the liver, but investigators have discovered a protective response in the organ that might be targeted to help tr...


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