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Deadliest Poison or Wonder Drug?

“The dose makes the poison.” This maxim is credited to Paracelsus, who is known as the father of toxicology. Another way of saying the same thing is, “Everything is poisonous. It just depends on the dose.” The lethality of a … Continue reading

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The Future of Toxicology

Last week, I was privileged to attend the Future Tox II conference in Chapel Hill, NC. This conference, sponsored by the Society of Toxicology, was focused on recent advances in in vitro and in silico toxicology, as directed towards improvements … Continue reading

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How Reliable is Scientific Research?

The scientific method was developed as a means to understand objective reality, or more simply stated, to discover the truth about the universe we inhabit. Commonly, it is regarded to consist of four steps: 1.       Observe a phenomenon. 2.       Conceive … Continue reading

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