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How Becoming More Involved in SOT Activities Advances Careers

From your undergraduate years through the later stages of your career, getting your research acknowledged, finding good mentors, and increasing your visibility in the scientific community can be difficult. I’ve discovered that all of these things can become easier, though, by taking advantage of...


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Toxicoepigenetics: The Emerging Field Many Are Exploring Without Knowing It

Co-Author: Emma C. Bowers, MS Why should toxicologists and risk assessors care about epigenetics? According to Dana C. Dolinoy, PhD, University of Michigan School of Public Health, “many toxicologists may already be studying epigenetic phenomena — they just might not realize it.” The...


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EUROTOX + SOT = Friendly Debates and Shared Goals to Further Toxicology Globally

Toxicology transcends many boundaries, but while the science remains the same in disparate locations, local regulations and concerns have international impact and influence on approaches used in research. To help maintain its awareness and involvement in toxicology around the world, SOT partners...


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Influencing Legislation, Celebrating Partnerships, and Enhancing Programs and Bylaws

On June 22, US President Barack Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which reformed the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). It passed the US House of Representatives by a 403 to 12 vote and the US Senate by a voice vote, indicating...


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A New Way to Define Proarrhythmic Risk? Exploring Human Induced Pluripotent Stem-Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes

Attrition of novel drug candidates due to cardiovascular liabilities (including proarrhythmic risk due to delayed ventricular repolarization and Torsades-de-Pointes arrhythmia) remains a hurdle for drug discovery efforts, a hurdle which may be mitigated by the use of human induced pluripotent...


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Invitation to Submit an Abstract for 2017 SOT Annual Meeting in Baltimore

The Scientific Program Committee is planning another dynamic slate of sessions for the 2017 SOT Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, March 12–16, 2017. SOT is happy to announce that the abstract submission site is now open to accept abstracts for poster and platform presentations. The...


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Educating Legislators: How SOT Influenced TSCA Reform

Each year, approximately a quarter of SOT members express a desire for the Society to engage in advocacy activities on behalf of toxicology. Aware of this interest, SOT Council continually monitors regulatory and political policy throughout the world to identify opportunities for engagement by...