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Exposure to Environmental Contaminants Today Can Influence Behavior Generations Later

The researchers exposed gestating female rats to vinclozolin, a popular fruit and vegetable fungicide. When they put the rats’ third generation of offspring through a variety of behavioral tests they found they were more anxious, more sensitive to stress, and had greater activity in stress-related regions of the brain than descendants of unexposed rats.

Pharmacy Researcher Receives $841,000 Challenge Grant from National Institutes of Health for Neuroendocrine Study

Pharmacy Researcher Receives $841,000 Challenge Grant from National Institutes of Health for Neuroendocrine Study

Dr. Andrea Gore, professor of pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin, has received a two-year, $841,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the transgenerational effects of environmental contaminants on neurological and reproductive development.