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Duke SRP Uses Blog to Explain Research Projects

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The Friend Request Accepted pages provide information about the model organism and how Duke SRP uses it in a clever Facebook format.

Check out the Duke University Superfund Research Program (SRP) blog for a great way to get more information about Duke SRP research and its trainees. Duke SRP began the blog in March and has amped up postings over the summer to explain grantees work related to early life exposures and later life consequences, as well as accomplishments and insights from trainees.

Blog posts like Exposing Nemo , What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. True for fish, too? , Are there flame retardants in health care settings? , and Country Roads , were written with a personal touch by Duke SRP interns and graduate students to explain their time at Duke and their research projects.

In an effort to familiarize readers with organisms studied in Duke SRP labs, the blog also began a Friend Request Accepted series. Just as Facebook provides an opportunity to expand networks, stay in contact with people and get to know them better, these Facebook-inspired posts introduce some of the model organisms used in research projects at Duke SRP.

Part I of the “Friend Request Accepted” series features the mummichog , a model organism used to research mechanisms of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) toxicity at Duke. Part II highlights C. Elegans , another model organism used to research mechanisms and consequences of mitochondrial toxicity.

The blog posts provide insights into intern experiences, trainee projects, and clearly explain difficult concepts related to Duke SRP research.  To read the blog posts, visit the Duke SRP website blog, ToxInsider.

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