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Tag: toxicology

Sleeping newborn

Oct 6, 2021

‘Safer’ Chemicals Still Linked to Neurotoxicity, Developmental Effects

A class of chemicals commonly found in everything from toys to home furnishings may pose more of a risk to brain development in children than previously thought. 

Cathrine Hoyo delivers a talk at the 2020 CHHE Symposium.

Sep 28, 2021

Researchers Receive $17M Grant to Explore Links Between Contaminants and Liver Cancer

NC State is the lead institution on a major study that will explore a potential link between environmental contaminants and liver cancer. 

Sleeping newborn

Feb 22, 2021

Q&A: Phthalates and Child Brain Development

Heather Patisaul talks about how phthalates can impact developing brains. 

Alumni Gateway near sunset.

Nov 12, 2020

In Mice, Cadmium Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Obesity, Metabolic Issues in Adult Female Offspring

Female offspring of mice exposed to cadmium during pregnancy suffer from obesity, fatty livers and abnormal glucose processing. 

NC State researcher Jane Hoppin meets with students on her team to discuss their GenX community exposure study.

Oct 28, 2020

NC State Researchers Invite Wilmington, Brunswick County Residents to Participate in GenX Exposure Study

NC State researchers recruiting new participants from Wilmington and Brunswick County for the GenX Exposure Study. 

Water flea

Sep 16, 2019

Disrupting Key Protein Alters Biological Rhythms in Water Flea

Suppression of E75 protein results in longer molt cycles and reduced numbers of offspring in the water flea. 

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Jul 24, 2019

When Science is Sidelined, Uncertainty Reigns

Science is fundamental to effective decision-making and public policy. And uncertainty in science does *not* mean we don’t know enough to make rational and informed choices. 

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Jul 2, 2019

Being Certain About Uncertainty

Most people don't understand uncertainty. Let's talk about that. 

Graphic of listeria in cells with and without cell-killing proteins.

Apr 18, 2019

Cell-Killing Proteins Suppress Listeria Without Killing Cells

What happens when proteins that kill cells as a defense mechanism decide to not kill cells? An NC State study reveals the answer. 

Fisherman tries his luck along the surf at Carolina Beach's Freeman Park.

Aug 2, 2018

Ensuring Cleaner Air and Water

NC State researchers are partnering with communities, agencies and local residents on a wide range of projects to improve air and water quality. 

NC State Belltower lit from below with red lighting.

Jun 29, 2018

Researchers Find Vitamin D Receptor Is Target for Disruption by Environmental Chemicals

Vitamin D receptor is target for disruption by environmental chemicals 

Aug 22, 2017

Technique Expedites Chemical Screening to Prioritize Toxicity Testing

A new technique can determine if a chemical has the potential to activate key genes in seconds rather than the typical 24 hours or more. The technique can be used to prioritize chemicals for in-depth testing to determine their toxicity. 

The Memorial Belltower

Aug 2, 2017

Recommending a New Approach for the EPA on Low-Dose Endocrine Effects: Q&A With David Dorman

Committee provides strategies to EPA for evaluating low-dose effects of endocrine-active chemicals on human health. 

Mar 10, 2017

Why Endocrine Disruptors Are Scary – And What You Can Do About It

A new book aims to explain the nature of endocrine disruptors, why they are so widespread, and how you can protect yourself. 

May 12, 2016

Database Helps Researchers Connect Exposures to Health Effects, Compare Diseases for Treatment

Database gives researchers new strategies for connecting environmental exposures to human health effects.