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Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) & comet assay

An international collaboration of scientists from Brazil and Italy have produced a recent publication entitled: “Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation Alters the Redox System of Asymptomatic HIV-Infected Individuals: A Longitudinal Study”

Monocyte Death: Macrophages, Neutrophils & Killing in Trans

Researchers at Mainz University Medical Center have shown that monocytes are impaired in DNA repair, rendering them vulnerable to genotoxic stress while monocyte-derived macrophages are DNA repair competent and genotoxic stress-resistant.

Vitamin D & DNA damage - is there a connection?

Recently, a global team of experts (from The University of Oslo, Norway, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University & The Chinese University of Hong Kong) have been investigating “Vitamin D and oxidation-induced DNA damage: is there a connection?”

Novel high throughput method for comet slide processing

Researchers from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at Florida International University have published a scientific report in Scientific Reports which details a novel method for the high-throughput processing of slides for the comet assay.

Burning logs and the comet assay

Scientists from University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio were inspired by statistics from the World Health Organization to investigate particulate emissions from the combustion of birch, beech, and spruce logs.