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2013-10-11 23:23:36

d’Oliveira & Associates has posted a new informational graphic that describes the risks associated with beryllium exposure. The law firm works with Beryllium lawyers who handle these cases. (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 Beryllium is a metal that has become common in the manufacturing of certain goods. In particular it is often used in electronics such as cell phones, computers, and automotive sensors. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration has warned that beryllium is a...

Scientists Help Identify Possible Botulism Blocker
2013-10-11 12:54:26

UC Irvine Study reveals structure of ‘gateway’ compound in lethal food-borne toxin US and German scientists have decoded a key molecular gateway for the toxin that causes botulism, pointing the way to treatments that can keep the food-borne poison out of the bloodstream. Study leaders Rongsheng Jin, associate professor of physiology & biophysics at UC Irvine, and Andreas Rummel of the Institute for Toxicology at Germany’s Hannover Medical School created a three-dimensional...

2013-10-07 23:31:24

Argireline® (known as the natural Botox®) is favored by many women who want to reduce and relax wrinkles, but who prefer topicals over injections. The popular Face Whisperer® Day cream, on sale this week, features Argireline®. St. Petersburg, FL (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Many vibrant baby-boomers - and even those younger and older than baby-boomers - want their skin to reflect their energy and passion. They don't want to look 20 again, but they want to look as good...

2013-10-03 23:03:06

Agency Responds to Petition Brought by Health Care Without Harm and Eight Other Health and Environmental Groups Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 03, 2013 In a letter responding to a petition brought by nine major health and environmental organizations, including Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), on September 30, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will withdraw 98 of 101 approvals given to arsenic-based animal drugs. This action will remove three of the four...

2013-09-26 23:30:32

ECOBOND LBP successfully combines hybrid paint technology with patented lead treatment technology to create a superior specialty paint product designed to seal and treat the hazards of lead dust and lead paint. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 ECOBOND LBP, LLC (ECOBOND), exclusive manufacturer of ECOBOND® LBP, the specialty paint product formulated to seal and treat the hazards of lead based paint, announced today the release of ECOBOND® LBP Hybrid. This advanced...

2013-09-16 23:01:17

CU Toxicology works to build a better drug test. Aurora, Colorado (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 The low-slung brick building at the far east end of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus doesn’t offer any hint about the work going on within: a unique private-public collaboration intent on bringing revenue measured in the millions—even billions—back to the university. The building houses the iC42 laboratory, with three mass spectrometers churning out results that lab...

FDA Approves Botox Anti-Wrinkle Treatments For Crow's Feet
2013-09-12 12:46:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Botox Cosmetic is an injected drug that was approved over a decade ago to treat frown lines, but plastic surgeons have been using it for a wide variety of other cosmetic purposes. And now, a US Food and Drug Administration ruling will allow the anti-wrinkling drug to be used for treating crow's feet. “This additional indication will provide people with a new FDA approved treatment option for those seeking a smoother appearance by...

2013-09-11 23:02:54

Novel Herbicides Deliver Superior Pre- and Post-emergent Weed Control at Exceptionally Low Use Rates Research Triangel Park, N.C. (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, today announced Specticle® FLO and Celsius® are approved for use in California. Specticle FLO, a pre-emergent herbicide, protects against a broad spectrum of broadleaf and grassy weeds including Poa annua, crabgrass and goosegrass. Celsius delivers post-emergent...


Latest Toxicology Reference Libraries

Ranitomeya sirensis
2013-07-30 10:53:54

Ranitomeya sirensis is a species of poison dart frog that is native to Peru. It is widely known as the Sira Poison Dart Frog, or more popularly as R. lamasi. It is kept as a bet by herpetoculturists and is considered to be one of the more difficult poison dart frogs to keep due to its relative rarity and the fragile nature of its tadpoles. Like most Ranitomeya species, R. sirensis is a mildly toxic poison dart frog. Its skin secretes small amounts of pumiliotoxins which coat the frog and...

Mimic Poison Frog, Ranitomeya imitator
2013-07-29 16:30:53

The Mimic Poison Frog (Ranitomeya imitator) is a type of poison dart frog located in the north-central region of eastern Peru. Like most other Ranitomeya species, R. imitator has a mild toxicity compared to other poison dart frogs. It produces the potent pumiliotoxin B, but its small size limits the amount of poison it can secrete. Like other poison dart frogs, it does not produce toxin in captivity. It most likely gains its poison from consuming toxic insects or other invertebrates within...

Blue Poison Dart Frog, Dendrobates Azureus
2013-06-25 14:59:59

The Blue Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates azureus) is a species of poison dart frog located in the forests surrounded by the Sipaliwini savannah, which is found in southern Suriname and northern to central Brazil. This frog is widely known as the blue poison dart frog or by its Indian name, okopipi. The species name comes from the fact that it is colored azure. This medium sized frog weighs about eight grams. It grows between 3 and 4.5 centimeters long and has a typical lifespan of four to...

Harlequin Poison Frog, Oophaga Histrionica
2013-06-25 13:44:18

The Harlequin Poison Frog (Oophaga histrionica) known also as the Harlequin Poison Dart Frog, is a species of poison dart frog with a native range from Western Ecuador to the El Choco region of Colombia. The frog is usually found on the ground of tropical rain forests, amongst fallen limbs or leaf litter. O. histrionica, along with O. speciosa, produces cardiotoxins referred to as histrionicotoxins. These moderate to highly toxic compounds act as potent non-competitive antagonists of...

601px-Echinophilia
2012-04-03 19:33:28

Chalice Corals, are a family of stony corals in the Pectiniidae family. Members of this family are mostly colonial but at least one species, Echinomorpha nishihirai, is solitary. These corals are endemic to the Indian and Pacific oceans. Pectiniids have a number of different forms but are basically streamlined and smooth. Polyps are large and brightly colored and resemble those of members of the Mussidae family of corals. The polyps are only extended at night. Tentacles are translucent,...

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