UW SRP Project Summary

Biochemical Mechanisms of Olfactory Injury in Salmon

Scientists hope to create an early warning system for potential adverse human health effects by examining Coho salmon exposed to contaminants commonly found at Superfund sites.

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Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Cadmium Neurotoxicity

Cadmium (Cd) is a heavy metal of high interest to the Superfund Initiative. It has no known physiological function but is a neurotoxicant.

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Role of Paraoxonases (PONs) in Modulating Cadmium and Manganese Neurotoxicity

Scientists are investigating the role of two paraoxonase genes (PON1 and PON2) in various neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s disease.

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Arsenic in Shallow Unstratified and Seasonally Stratified Urban Lakes: Mobility, Bioaccumulation and Ecological Toxicity

Arsenic, a priority Superfund contaminant, neurotoxin and carcinogen, is a ubiquitous metalloid contaminant polluting many urban surface water bodies.

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