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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.

2008-05-30 21:00:19

People living along France's Rhone River and people who regularly eat fish from the river have tested positive for a toxic chemical, health officials said.

2007-10-30 06:00:33

By Cushing, C A Golden, R; Lowney, Y W; Holm, S E ABSTRACT Alkaline copper quaternary (ACQ) Type D is one of several compounds currently being used as a chemical preservative to treat wood for prevention of rot and decay.

2007-05-05 03:00:20

By REX SPRINGSTON They give their lives so that ours will be safer. Of course, when you're a fathead minnow or a water flea, you don't have a lot of choice. These tiny creatures tell us if sewage-treatment plants and industries are piping toxic waste into our waterways.

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2007-01-11 13:15:00

After more than seven years of study scientists have isolated a toxin that they say may have killed millions of fish along the East Coast in the 1990s.

2005-09-06 16:28:09

Duke University Medical Center researchers have found that the naturally occurring marine toxin domoic acid can cause subtle but lasting cognitive damage in rats exposed to the chemical before birth. Humans can become poisoned by the potentially lethal, algal toxin after eating contaminated shellfish.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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