Medical research

Prenatal damage from dioxin shown to involve microRNAs

(Medical Xpress)—Research carried out at the University of South Carolina has identified novel mechanisms through which dioxin, a well-known environmental contaminant, can alter physiological functions, according to a study ...

Health

New light on asbestos risks

Scientists are coming up with new ways to assess the risk of exposure to asbestos, leading to improved management of sites contaminated with the potentially lethal material.

Immunology

Smoking affects allergy-relevant stem cells, study finds

Environmental contaminants, such as smoking, are harmful to the human organism in relation to the occurrence of allergies. This is known. Until now, researchers had never investigated whether and to what extent environmental ...

Health

Arsenic in drinking water linked to lung disease

New research from the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research has uncovered likely mechanisms for the link between arsenic in drinking water and increased risk of developing chronic lung disease.

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