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Toxicologist, Doctor, and Jazz Musician Steven Seifert Dies at 72
Seifert is well known for his clinical toxicology work, particularly his findings around snake envenomation and antivenoms.
Toxicologist, Doctor, and Jazz Musician Steven Seifert Dies at 72
Toxicologist, Doctor, and Jazz Musician Steven Seifert Dies at 72

Seifert is well known for his clinical toxicology work, particularly his findings around snake envenomation and antivenoms.

Seifert is well known for his clinical toxicology work, particularly his findings around snake envenomation and antivenoms.

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Bald Eagle Killer Identified
Abby Olena | Mar 25, 2021
After a nearly 30-year hunt, researchers have shown that a neurotoxin generated by cyanobacteria on invasive plants is responsible for eagle and waterbird deaths from vacuolar myelinopathy.
Q&A: Tire Rubber Preservative Harms Coho Salmon, Study Suggests
Max Kozlov | Dec 7, 2020
6PPD, a tire preservative, reacts with ozone to produce a compound that the researchers say may be responsible for large die-off events.
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Understanding Our Enemies: Identifying Mechanisms of Antibiotic Resistance
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Researchers sample and sequence bacteria from biological and environmental sources to learn how to overcome selective pressure
EPA Science Board Criticizes Proposed Regulatory Rollbacks
Emily Makowski | Jan 3, 2020
Most of the panel’s members were appointed by the Trump administration.
Janette Sherman, Public Health Activist, Dies
Emily Makowski | Nov 18, 2019
The physician, toxicologist, and expert witness drew attention to health issues caused by radiation and toxic chemicals.
The Community-Wide Effort to Standardize QA/QC for Metabolomics and Lipidomics
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Perspectives on the basics and future of QA/QC
EPA Aims to Drastically Reduce Animal Testing
Emily Makowski | Sep 11, 2019
The agency plans to stop funding virtually all toxicology studies in mammals by 2035.
Fixing the Flaws in Animal Research
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2019
Many preclinical studies carried out in vivo are poorly designed and generate irreproducible data, but efforts to address the problem are on the rise.
Perfecting Dose Response Assays
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Jeffrey Weidner and Eric Niederkofler will discuss strategies for optimizing dose response assays.
Sunscreen Ingredients Absorbed into Blood: Study
Catherine Offord | May 7, 2019
FDA researchers report that multiple active ingredients wind up in users’ bloodstream and recommend toxicology testing to investigate the clinical significance of the findings.
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Artificial Intelligence Shakes Up Drug Discovery
Bianca Nogrady | May 1, 2019
The pharmaceutical industry is looking to machine learning to overcome complex challenges in drug development.
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Humane Society Successfully Campaigns to End Pesticide Test on Dogs
Shawna Williams | Apr 8, 2019
After the release of an undercover investigation, Corteva Agrisciences announces it will release 36 beagles for rehoming.
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A Landmark Study On BPA Leaves Scientists at Odds
Shawna Williams | Oct 26, 2018
Conceived as a way to resolve differences between government regulators and academics over the chemical’s effects, the CLARITY-BPA collaboration instead highlights divisions.
Software-Based Chemical Screen Could Minimize Animal Testing
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 13, 2018
Researchers develop a machine-learning tool for toxicity analyses that is more consistent in predicting chemical hazards than assays on animals.
EPA to Limit Assessments of Toxic Chemical Risks
Ashley Yeager | Jun 8, 2018
Reducing the evaluation to only direct contact, rather than including environmental exposures, could leave damaging substances on the market, critics say.
Bees’ Molecular Responses to Neonicotinoids Determined
Catherine Offord | Mar 22, 2018
Researchers pinpoint a protein that can metabolize at least one of the insecticides, highlighting a route to identifying compounds that are friendlier to the critical pollinators.
Nasser Zawia: An American Scientist Born in Yemen
Bob Grant | Mar 23, 2017
The University of Rhode Island neurotoxicologist and dean came to the U.S. for college in the 1980s. 
Will Organs-in-a-Dish Ever Replace Animal Models?
Tanya Lewis | Jul 19, 2016
Increasingly sophisticated tissue organoids can model many aspects of disease, but animal studies retain a fundamental role in research, scientists say. 
Study Linking Cell Phone Use to Cancer Stirs Debate
Tanya Lewis | May 27, 2016
Exposing male rats to nonionizing radiation increased the animals’ risk of brain and heart tumors in a study, but the findings are far from conclusive.