News tagged with toxicology

Static killers?

Mammals contain cells whose primary function is to kill other cells in the body. The so-called Natural Killer (NK) cells are highly important in defending our bodies against viruses or even cancer. Scientists ...

Sep 06, 2013
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Too early to say if Neruda was poisoned: Chile

Scientists testing the remains of Pablo Neruda confirmed the Chilean poet had advanced prostate cancer but it's too early to rule on assertions he was poisoned by the Pinochet dictatorship he strongly opposed, an official ...

May 02, 2013
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Stem cells: Tuning the death sentence

In this week's issue of Science Signaling (22 January, 2013), Danen and colleagues of the Division of Toxicology of LACDR report novel insights into the question how stem cells decide to commit suicide when their DNA is dam ...

Jan 23, 2013
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