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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.

Genotoxic properties of two synthetic cathinones (commonly used as psychoactive drugs).

According to the literature, synthetic cathinones are consumed worldwide as psychostimulants and are increasingly marketed as surrogates of classical illicit drugs via the internet.  Alarmingly, it is reported that the genotoxic properties are unknown.

Genotoxicological survey of the Adige river basin

Scientists working in collaboration from the University of Belgrade, University of Kragujevac, University of Trento, and the Catalan Institute for Water Research, have conducted a genotoxicological survey at seven sites within the Adige river basin.