Around the Interwebs—Week of November 16, 2014

Science headlines this week included new research on how mice genetic expression and genomes relate to those of humans, as well as research indicating that light may be skewing test results on nanoparticles’ health effects. 

SOT Members in the News
“This is the first study to provide evidence that an organophosphate-based flame retardant could contribute to bone loss,” Jennifer Schlezinger tells Environmental Health Perspectives in an article about new research on Firemaster® 550. Dr. Schlezinger, Thomas F. Webster and other colleagues found that the flame retardant caused stem cells to differentiate into fat cells at the expense of bone and cartilage formulation. The effect occurred at exposure levels significantly higher than those currently experienced in the real world, but if everyday exposure levels increase, there may be cause for concern according to Jerry Heindel.

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