Algal ciguatoxin identified as source of ciguatera poisoning in the Caribbean -

Ciguatera poisoning (CP) is a severe seafood-borne disease, caused by the consumption of reef fish contaminated with Caribbean ciguatoxins (C-CTXs) in the Caribbean and tropical Atlantic. However, C-CTXs have not been identified from their presumed algal source, so the relationship to the CTXs in fish causing illness remains unknown. This has hindered the development of […]

Other publications (risk assessments) -

From the Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids, Materials in Contact with Food and Cosmetics of the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM) ( Publications with the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment (VKM) 2023 Protocol for a scoping review of research on gastrointestinal effects of selected emulsifiers, stabilisers, and thickeners. […]

Acute Toxicity Testing of the Tire Rubber–Derived Chemical 6PPD-quinone on Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) and Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) -

Recent identification of 6PPD-quinone as the chemical causing acute toxicity in coho salmon has led to substantial concern regarding the toxicity of this contaminant for other aquatic species. Environmental occurrence of 6PPD-quinone is probably high, because it is an oxidation product of a common tire rubber additive. Research on 6PPD-quinone toxicity in fish has revealed […]

Other publications -

2022 Reductive amination for LC–MS signal enhancement and confirmation of the presence of Caribbean ciguatoxin-1 in fishKryuchkov F, Robertson A, Mudge EM, Miles CO, Van Gothem S, Uhlig SToxins 2022 Jun 9; 14 (6): 399. Production and stability of oxygen-18 labeled Caribbean ciguatoxins and gambieronesMudge EM, Meija J, Uhlig S, Robertson A, McCarron P, Miles […]

Digitalised exercise material in forensic odontology -

This paper presents digital educational material in forensic odontology, including dental identification after multiple fatalities and dental age estimation from different age groups.
The educational material embraces the new possibilities for digitalisation and intraoral scanning. This might be a valuable tool for motivating and engaging the students in their participation and understanding of the subject.

Has the prevalence and severity of dental erosion in Norway changed during the last 30 years? -

Is dental erosion more frequent nowadays, the objective was to compare the prevalence and severity of dental erosion among 16–18 year-olds in Norway in 2012 with 15 year-olds in 1985.
Thirty years ago, the prevalence of dental erosion was in the same order as reported nowadays, but the condition seemed less severe.