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Joop Hermens awarded SETAC Europe Environmental Education Award
Dr. Joop Hermens was awarded the 2004 Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe Environmental Education Award, sponsored by Dr. U. Noack Laboratorien. Though the award was intended to honor Hermens, he saw it as an acknowledgement of the effort from the environmental toxicology and chemistry research group at the Institute for Risk Assessment (IRAS) at the University of... View News Article (2004-05-17)

"Rewarding Good Ideas": Introducing the LRI Innovative Science Award
Cefic announces the first LRI Innovative Science Award, sponsored by the European Chemical Industry's Long-range Research Initiative (LRI) in conjunction with the Federation of European Toxicologist & European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX). The EUR100k award will be bestowed upon an early career European scientist who proposes novel interdisciplinary research in the field of toxicology.... View News Article (2003-11-19)

Leading toxicologist warns against new drug of abuse
Professor Alison Jones said benzylpiperazine was a "new drug of abuse" which could have serious clinical effects - similar to those of ecstasy to which it is structurally related. View News Article (2007-04-30)

LRI Innovative Science Award - Rewarding Good Ideas
The deadline for applications for the LRI Innovative Science award is March 1, 2004. The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) in conjunction with the Federation of European Toxicologists and the European Societies of Toxicology (Eurotox) is offering a EUR100,000 award to support promising new research in the field of toxicology. The award is intended for a Europe-based scientist with less... View News Article (2004-01-19)

Dartmouth researchers find that arsenic triggers unique mechanism in rare leukemia
Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) researchers have identified a new way that arsenite, a form of arsenic, acts in treating a rare cancer known as APL, or acute promyelocytic leukemia. Their study is published in the Jan. 3 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. View News Article (2007-01-09)

Cefic bestows first Innovative Science Award
Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, announces the winner of the first LRI (Long-range Research Initiative) Innovative Science Award. Dr. Roger Godschalk of University of Maastricht, The Netherlands will receive EUR100,000 to conduct research on Paternal carcinogen exposures and genetic risks in their offspring. The award was presented yesterday (June 15) in conjunction with the... View News Article (2004-06-16)

Bisphenol A is affecting us at much lower doses than previously thought
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a known endocrine disruptor that hijacks the normal responses of hormones. Yet, traditional toxicology studies indicate that only very high doses of this chemical affect exposed animals-doses as high as 50 mg/kg/day. View News Article (2013-11-08)

MRC scientists advance understanding of cell death
Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists have made an important advance in understanding the biological processes involved when cells are prompted to die. View News Article (2009-08-14)

PETA and PCRM researchers publish on in vitro methods for assessing tobacco toxicity
The tobacco industry and regulatory authorities should support more relevant and less costly in vitro toxicology testing methods over unreliable animal testing. View News Article (2015-04-02)

Beating the poppy seed defense: New test can distinguish heroin use from seed ingestion
Heroin is one of the most widely used illegal drugs in the world, but drug testing has long been challenged by the difficulty in separating results of illicit heroin users from those who have innocently eaten poppy seeds containing a natural opiate.  View News Article (2014-01-08)

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