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.
This week, Politico covered the SOT-FDA colloquium on partially hydrogenated oils, while SOT members discussed a new mouse model that may accurately predict the range of human responses to chemical exposures and made recommendations regarding uncertainty associated with epidemiological studies.
Mathematically determining exposure levels of chemicals, PCBs effects on cochlear function, PAH concentrations from salmon smoking, arsenic in well water, and mountaintop mining dust are highlighted this week.
Quantitative data for genetic toxicity assessments, safe Gulf shrimp, and a vaccine for nicotine addiction are the diverse research findings and activities being reported on this week.
Smoking during pregnancy, methylmercury’s affect on cardiovascular health, dust generated from mountaintop coal mining operations, and pediatric brain function are in the spotlight this week.