Live Blogging Society of Toxicology mtg

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There is a animal testing karmic pass up in the exhibition hall! I’ll post again when I return from my ego trip. PS Since it’s tangentally related, I’m going to use the opportunity to express some outrage at what the Chinese are saying about the Dalai Lama and doing to Tibetans. @#$@% $#%&^# $%#!

The poster sessions were largely a bust yesterday but I did come across a couple of interesting ones: 1) Definitive evidence that it was the melamine + cyuranic acid that caused toxicity in animals (by creating crystals inside the kidney). As I’ve noted before, neither is very toxic on it’s own. Not a surprise but…

In one of the sessions today there was a fantastic talk by Dr Dolinoy. Here are my notes with some explainations where needed: Epigenetics (this is where you affect gene expression by means other than damaging DNA, messing with transcription or translation of DNA/RNA, for instance). If you give murine dams (mice mothers) genestein (a…

Gee, I bet you’re pumped, right? I’ll be doing little updates now and then if I hear anything interesting. The opening lecture was by Dr Lee Hartwell (2001 Nobel Laureate) on science – particularly toxicology, of course – in the 21 century. There were a couple of interesting points that he made, particularly on how…