An underlying theme of this 2018 Annual Meeting Scientific Session was that new discoveries in the molecular mechanisms of autophagy and mitochondrial maintenance can further enhance our understanding of how pharmaceuticals and toxicants act on mitochondria.
It is an exciting time to study the microbiome’s role in toxicology. As evidenced by presentations during a 2018 Annual Meeting Scientific Session, it is apparent that the microbiome plays a key role in the metabolism of xenobiotics.
The SOT Component Groups host many webinars throughout the year. Webinars are an effective distance-learning method intended to impart scientific knowledge to members of their group as well as the SOT membership at large.
Historically, toxicity testing has relied upon the use of experimental animals, an approach that has a number of benefits. However, there are a number of drawbacks to conducting experimental animal tests. What are the novel animal alternatives being developed to bridge the gap?
If biological sciences in the 20th century were characterized by the birth of molecular biology and the DNA revolution, then the early 21st century will be remembered as the beginning of the “–omics” era.