by Mimi February 16, 2017

No, sorry, it’s not the latest variety of Corona beer. Rather, it is a new exciting advance in understanding nanoparticle toxicity! Nano-everywhere! Nanoparticles are any really really small particles in the nanometer range (1-100 nanometers). For size comparison, the thickness … Continue reading

by Mimi October 18, 2016

Over a third of the adult population in America is obese (Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥ 30) and an additional 40% are classified as overweight (BMI 25-30). Within the past ten years, this rate has increased significantly. Obesity increases risk … Continue reading

by Mimi May 5, 2016

When was the last time you microwaved food in a plastic container? At some point in my life, I switched many of my plastic food storage containers to glass containers. Someone told me, perhaps my mom, that microwaving food in … Continue reading

by Mimi August 28, 2015

Hindsight is always 20/20, especially in the field of science. Given what we know now, it seems crazy that people used to think the world was flat. The realm of toxicology is filled with similar stories (see “pregnancy-boosting” DES and … Continue reading

by Mimi July 6, 2015

As a young adult living in Carolina, I have come to associate summer with intolerable heat, delicious watermelon, and…the start of wedding season. Two friends of mine got married recently in May. A few months before, as they were making … Continue reading