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Study Shows Reproductive Effects of Pesticide Exposure Span Generations - insciences

Study Shows Reproductive Effects of Pesticide Exposure Span Generations - insciences | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Study shows reproductive effects of pesticide exposure span generations | Dr. Gerald LeBlanc's team published findings on pesticide effects on the aquatic organisms called the water flea, Daphnia, in PLoS One. Chemical exposure caused Daphnia to produce more male offspring & also caused reproductive abnormalities in female offspring. Dr. LeBlanc is a toxicologist in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NCSU. Read more | http://insciences.org/article.php?article_id=11172

 

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NC State News and Information » New Algorithm Helps Evaluate, Rank Scientific Literature

NC State News and Information » New Algorithm Helps Evaluate, Rank Scientific Literature | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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"Keeping up with current scientific literature is a daunting task," write Matt Shipman, "considering that hundreds to thousands of papers are published each day. Now researchers from NC State University have developed a computer program to help them evaluate and rank scientific articles in their field.

The researchers use a text-mining algorithm to prioritize research papers to read and include in their Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD), a public database which manually curates and codes data from the scientific literature describing how environmental chemicals interact with genes to affect human health.

 

"Over 33,000 scientific papers have been published on heavy metal toxicity alone, going as far back as 1926,” explains Dr. Allan Peter Davis, a biocuration project manager for CTD at NC State who worked on the project and co-lead author of an article on the work.'“We simply can’t read and code them all. And, with the help of this new algorithm, we don’t have to'.”

 

CALS biologists Thomas Wiegers, Cynthia Grondin Murphy & Carolyn Mattingly worked with Dr. Davis and colleagues at The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory on the NIEHS-funded project.

 

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