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Scientists are trying to move away from using animals for testing neurotoxins

October 30, 2019

Animal models are still unbelievably widely used in modern scientific research. It may sound cruel and some of…
Taming Tetrodotoxin

June 14, 2019

Opioids remain a mainstay of treatment for chronic and surgical pain, despite their side effects and risk for…
Algal blooms in Lake Erie’s central basin could produce neurotoxins

May 20, 2019

Harmful algal blooms pose a unique toxic threat in Lake Erie’s central basin, new research has found. Not…
Trapping toxic compounds with ‘molecular baskets’

October 15, 2018

Researchers have developed designer molecules that may one day be able to seek out and trap deadly nerve…
3D brain-on-a-chip helps predict drug neurotoxicity

February 16, 2016

NIH-funded engineered brain tissue identifies toxins correctly 9 out of 10 times To help test the toxicity of…
Botox makes unnerving journey into our nervous system

April 16, 2015

New research might bring a frown to even the most heavily botoxed faces, with scientists finding how some…
Botulism-causing Toxins Detected Promptly by ARS-developed Test Strip

February 10, 2014

Botulism, the sometimes deadly illness commonly associated with botched home-canning or other stored-food mishaps, has a new face.…
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