Toxicological Sciences

The mission of Toxicological Sciences, the official journal of the Society of Toxicology, is to publish premier peer-reviewed, hypothesis-driven, original research articles in all areas of toxicology.

Publisher
Oxford University Press
Website
http://toxsci.oxfordjournals.org/
Impact factor
4.652 (2011)

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New research uncovers mercury's long-term health effects

Methylmercury (MeHg) is a well-known neurotoxin that can impact brain development, particularly in utero. A series of new studies from researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) indicate that exposure ...

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Breast cancer: The risks of brominated flame retardants

Brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are found in furniture, electronics, and kitchenware to slow the spread of flames in the event of a fire. However, it has been shown that these molecules may lead to early mammary gland ...

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Environmental contaminants alter gut microbiome, health

The microbes that inhabit our bodies are influenced by what we eat, drink, breathe and absorb through our skin, and most of us are chronically exposed to natural and human-made environmental contaminants. In a new paper, ...

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What the brain really thinks about forever chemicals

The human-made chemicals that make our kitchen pans stick-free, our athletic wear water-repellent and firefighting chemicals more efficient do their jobs incredibly well, but it's at the expense of lingering in the body and ...

Medical research

Heart-on-a-chip mimics drug response seen in humans

Researchers from TARA Biosystems, Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today published data demonstrating that TARA's engineered heart-on-a-chip system replicated drug responses found in adult humans. The findings, published in ...

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