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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.

Protocol to evaluate DNA damage in whole nematodes using the comet assay

 The scientists at King’s College, London, and their collaborators have been working to establish a protocol for cell dissociation from the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans.  They are using the comet assay to assess BaP genotoxicity.

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