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Gene biomarkers indicate liver toxicity quickly and accurately

December 18, 2020

When agrochemical and pharmaceutical companies develop new products, they must test extensively for potential toxicity before obtaining regulatory approval. This testing usually involves lengthy and expensive animal studies.

A research team at University of Illinois has developed a gene biomarker identification technique that cuts the testing process down to a few days while maintaining a high level of accuracy.


December 18, 2020


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Scientists uncover mechanism that propels liver dev. after birth

November 5, 2015

Any expectant mother will tell you that she wants her baby's organs to develop properly in the womb.

What she may not realize, however, is that a child's internal organs continue to develop for months and years after birth. This critical period is full of cellular changes that transform the organization and function of most tissues. But the exact mechanisms underlying postnatal organ maturation are still a mystery.


November 5, 2015


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