Evaluate the published information on the reproductive endocrinology of aquatic invertebrates with a view to evaluate their potential use in aquatic hazard identification of endocrine modulators.
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DNA adducts are biomarkers of genotoxicity, and there is an ongoing discussion whether the dose response for DNA-adduct levels also predicts the dose response for mutation or even cancer. A linear low dose-effect relationship is plausible for the rate of […]
The main objective of this project is the development of an approach/strategy that can be used to identify chemical allergens and if possible to discern respiratory from contact sensitizers. In order to accomplish this, the proposed study aims to identify […]
The objective of the project is to verify whether impairment of expression and/or function of the gap junctional connexins (elements of the gap junction structure; this structure facilitates "communication" between cells) could be implicated in human male reproductive disorders. An […]
Conduct a literature review on present understanding of sex determination mechanisms in wildlife and the current use of markers of genetic sex for wildlife species selected for use in the testing and evaluation of effects of endocrine modulators. This knowledge […]
Substantial research has been underway for many years on the health effects of pollutants in domestic and commercial buildings. This project has developed a searchable database (termed IERIE) of recent, current and planned indoor environment research activities across Europe. Existing […]