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2009-09-29 11:49:36

U.S. scientists say they've found huachansu, a Chinese drug that comes from dried toad venom, had tolerable toxicity levels and may slow cancer progression. Researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center say they've found the venom secreted by the skin glands of toads has tolerable toxicity levels, even at doses eight times those normally administered. The findings come from a Phase I clinical study, a collaborative research project between M. D. Anderson and Fudan...

2009-07-28 12:14:59

The Senate Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area established by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has issued the MAK and BAT Values List for 2009. This year's list contains 62 changes and new entries.These include revised assessments of nitrogen monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. These gases are produced during combustion processes and thus occur in automobile emissions. Amongst other things, they cause acid...

2009-06-23 15:08:45

U.S. scientists have completed the largest animal toxicology study ever conducted, challenging some concepts concerning cancer-causing compound levels. Oregon State University researchers said their study found acceptable levels of at least one carcinogen may be 500 to 1,500 times higher than currently believed. The scientists said their findings also indicate for many purposes trout may be a superior animal model to laboratory rats, and that traditional methods of assessing carcinogen risk...

2009-05-21 07:00:00

HOUSTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stem Cell Innovations' (Pink Sheets: SCLL) ACTIVTox(R) human liver toxicity tests are the only products on the market using a standardized human liver cell line to identify potential toxicities associated with nutraceuticals and dietary supplements. This system is available now and can be used to help prevent future liver-related damage and death. "The use of our ACTIVTox testing system could help prevent recalls associated with liver toxicity,"...

2009-04-27 11:14:00

DULUTH, Ga., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Daily exposure to toxins in the products we use for lifestyle convenience, such as plastics, adhesives, and insecticides, are creating a toxic load on our bodies contributing to chronic illnesses, mood disorders, allergies, and asthma. In light of increased awareness of our environmental exposures, Metametrix Clinical Laboratory (http://www.metametrix.com) announced today the release of three new testing profiles in the Toxic Effects Profiles product...

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2008-12-30 07:15:00

The air around 435 U.S. schools is saturated with carcinogens more than 50 times higher than state standards allow, a newspaper investigation found. About half of the nation's 127,800 public, private and parochial schools are close enough to industrial sites that they could be affected by a chemical accident, USA Today reported. Many are within blocks of companies that store or release toxic chemicals, it said. What we're seeing all across the country is these schools being built on or near...

2008-12-20 16:31:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Well-known actor Jeremy Piven left his role in the 'Speed The Plow' revival on Broadway this week due to "mercury toxicity" acquired from excessive sushi consumption, says his doctor, Carlon Colker, MD. Piven apparently experienced extreme fatigue that led to neuro-muscular dysfunction and a three-day hospital stay. In 2003, there were 3,362 cases of severe mercury toxicity in the U.S. reported by the American Association of Poison Control....

2008-10-14 09:00:44

SiDMAP, a provider of flux-based, metabolic profiling services, has expanded its SiDTox services to enable rapid and specific detection of drug-induced organ toxicity. Based on research performed by SiDMAP in collaboration with the Center for Metabolomics at the FDA National Center for Toxicological Research, SiDTox now also includes a cost-effective and non-invasive test which promises to better enable pharmaceutical researchers to rapidly detect drug-induced toxicity prior to organ...

2008-08-22 03:00:35

By Applegate, John S I. Introduction Since the beginning of serious environmental regulation in the 1970s, the United States (and later Europe) has increasingly, and seemingly inexorably, adopted a risk-based approach to the regulation of environmental threats and, in particular, of toxic chemicals and pesticides. In these regulatory systems-the Toxic Substances Control Act' (TSCA); the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act2 (FIFRA); and the toxics provisions of general...

2008-08-20 12:00:58

Cellumen has signed an agreement with Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma to develop panels of biomarkers that identify toxicity early in the drug development process. Cellumen is focused on decreasing the drug attrition rate due to toxicity. The company's CellCiphr CSB toxicity profiling services can identify toxic compounds in late primary screening through early preclinical phases, before entering expensive preclinical testing where the pharmaceutical industry is said to be losing millions of...


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