Toxicology

What is Toxicology?

Toxicology is the scientific study of adverse effects that occur in living organisms due to chemicals. It involves observing and reporting symptoms, mechanisms, detection and treatments of toxic substances, in particular relation to the poisoning of humans.

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Using 'mini-brains' to detect harmful neurodevelopmental effects of antidepressant

Using 'mini-brains' to detect harmful neurodevelopmental effects of antidepressant

The fat around our arteries may play key role in keeping the blood vessels healthy

The fat around our arteries may play key role in keeping the blood vessels healthy

StemBioSys announces acquisition of majority stake in Cartox

StemBioSys announces acquisition of majority stake in Cartox

Advancing a protein drug in lettuce leaves to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension

Advancing a protein drug in lettuce leaves to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension

Research sheds light on potential cause of Minamata mercury poisoning

Research sheds light on potential cause of Minamata mercury poisoning

Understanding stress-induced bladder dysfunction in children

Understanding stress-induced bladder dysfunction in children

Researchers engineer probiotics to safely deliver immunotherapies to tumors

Researchers engineer probiotics to safely deliver immunotherapies to tumors

Novel melatonin receptor molecules potentially address circadian rhythm disturbances

Novel melatonin receptor molecules potentially address circadian rhythm disturbances

Longer commute time associated with greater exposure to carcinogens in car seats

Longer commute time associated with greater exposure to carcinogens in car seats

Pilot study highlights the effect of chemotherapy on male fertility

Pilot study highlights the effect of chemotherapy on male fertility

Persistant industrial chemical modifies gut microbiome of mice

Persistant industrial chemical modifies gut microbiome of mice

Flame retardants and pesticides responsible for intellectual disabilities among millions

Flame retardants and pesticides responsible for intellectual disabilities among millions

UMN and Windgap Medical collaborate to design cyanide antidote autoinjector

UMN and Windgap Medical collaborate to design cyanide antidote autoinjector

Daily chronic pain, opioid use disorder add to the challenges of relieving pain among patients

Daily chronic pain, opioid use disorder add to the challenges of relieving pain among patients

ToxPoint article highlights alternative mechanism to bring focus to major issues in toxicology

ToxPoint article highlights alternative mechanism to bring focus to major issues in toxicology

Frequently cited claim that e-cigarettes are '95% safer' is misleading and outdated

Frequently cited claim that e-cigarettes are '95% safer' is misleading and outdated

Changing the underlying structure and culture of a clinic to address opioid epidemic

Changing the underlying structure and culture of a clinic to address opioid epidemic

Extremely low concentrations of acetic acid could alter cellular processes in rice blast fungus

Extremely low concentrations of acetic acid could alter cellular processes in rice blast fungus

Researchers analyze how e-cigarette particle size, deposition change with different factors

Researchers analyze how e-cigarette particle size, deposition change with different factors

New study analyzes how consumers use vapor and tobacco heating products

New study analyzes how consumers use vapor and tobacco heating products