Mice study reveals hepatic consequences of exposure to endocrine disrupting chemical mixtures

We are increasingly being exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that interfere with the normal functioning of our hormones. Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates, which are widely used in consumer products including plastics, aluminum cans, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics, are well-known EDCs. Since both BPA and phthalates are structurally similar to steroid hormones that regulate chemical signaling … Read more

New DNA repair vehicle used to fix a common genetic cause of hereditary kidney disease

Genetic mutations which cause a debilitating hereditary kidney disease affecting children and young adults have been fixed in patient-derived kidney cells using a potentially game-changing DNA repair-kit. The advance developed by University of Bristol scientists is published in Nucleic AcidsResearch. In this new study, the international team describes how they created a DNA repair vehicle … Read more