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  • March 6, 2016
  • 02:07 PM

The hand of Code: Developmental transcriptomics in haddock

by scientists from the Marine group at CEES in Marine Science blog

The development of haddock embryos is highly impacted by oil exposure as discussed in a previous post. In a new study Sørhus et al. explored the link between transcriptional changes and developmental processes such as pattern formation and organogenesis. The question is to understand the abnormal development in fish.

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  • September 24, 2015
  • 03:38 AM

Oil droplet pollution and marine fish embryos development

by sceintists from the Marine group at CEES in Marine Science blog

The toxicity resulting from exposure to oil droplets in marine fish embryos and larvae is still subject for debate while at the same time worldwide energy demands have resulted in increased hydrocarbon extraction activity.

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Sørhus, E., Edvardsen, R., Karlsen, Ø., Nordtug, T., van der Meeren, T., Thorsen, A., Harman, C., Jentoft, S., & Meier, S. (2015) Unexpected Interaction with Dispersed Crude Oil Droplets Drives Severe Toxicity in Atlantic Haddock Embryos. PLOS ONE, 10(4). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124376  

  • August 1, 2011
  • 07:32 AM

The horrors of scientific analysis, part 2: Ferocious FM-TOX

by David Robertson in David Robertson

FM-TOX. These evil scientist aren’t even trying to hide their motives anymore; they admit it’s toxic in the acronym! But there’s more to the story, as usual. The TOX in the title’s just a cover story. (This post is part 2 of a series uncovering the dark side of scientific methods; part 1 is here). [...]... Read more »

  • February 3, 2011
  • 11:29 AM

Deathstalker v. Nightstalker: Bats take down highly venomous prey without a care in the world

by Matt Soniak in

There are some 1,400 described species of scorpion in the world, and while only 25 of those have proven they can take down a human being with their venom, many more of them can easily injure and kill smaller creatures. Given that, you’d expect scorpions to be important predators in desert food webs, but you [...]... Read more »

  • December 9, 2010
  • 08:00 AM

Good Idea, Bad Execution: Dosing Errors, A Preventable Harm

by Scott Gavura in Science-Based Medicine

We spend a lot time at SBM discussing different elements of the art and science of medicine, and how we believe that practice can be improve. Yet our science-based intentions can be thwarted at the last possible moment – in the form of dosing errors. The workup may have been comprehensive, the diagnosis could be [...]... Read more »

Yin HS, Mendelsohn AL, Wolf MS, Parker RM, Fierman A, van Schaick L, Bazan IS, Kline MD, & Dreyer BP. (2010) Parents' medication administration errors: role of dosing instruments and health literacy. Archives of pediatrics , 164(2), 181-6. PMID: 20124148  

  • August 18, 2010
  • 03:46 PM

Recreational Mephedrone Brief (8/18/10)

by DrugMonkey in DrugMonkey

sourceThe recreational drug 4-methylmethcathinone (4-MMC; aka mephedrone, MMCAT) was legal in the UK up until mid April of this year. I had previously covered the only work in a behaving animal model that I could find, a paper using drug-discrimination techniques to evaluate the discriminative stimulus (aka, subjective) properties of several cathinone derivative compounds (but [...]... Read more »

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