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Jeffries lab publishes research on the impacts of flame retardants on immune function

Jeffries lab publishes research on the impacts of flame retardants on immune function. Leah Thornton (MS Biology 2015, PhD 2020), Elise Path (BS Biology 2016), Gunnar Nystrom (BS Biology 2017), Dr. Barney Venables (professor at UNT) and Dr. Jeffries, published an article in Fish and Shellfish Immunology entitled “Embryo-larval BDE-47 exposure causes decreased pathogen resistance in adult male fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas)” (Vol. 80, p. 80-87). The article details research showing that early life stage exposures to the flame retardant BDE-47 lead to altered pathogen resistance in male, but not female, fathead minnows. The article can be viewed at https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1050464818303292.

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