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Open access, peer-reviewed publications ensure that knowledge is a public good. HESI believes that accessible research is critical for equitable engagement, diverse collaboration, and increased interdisciplinary conversation. We strive to achieve open access on all publications, and more than 200 publications from HESI programs have been published in the last decade.

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Recommendations for Conducting the Rodent Erythrocyte Pig‐a Assay: A Report from the HESI GTTC Pig‐a Workgroup

The rodent Pig‐a assay is a flow cytometric, phenotype‐based method used to measure in vivo somatic cell mutation. An Organization for Economic Co‐operation and Development (OECD) test guideline is currently being developed to support routine use of the assay for regulatory purposes (OECD project number ...

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Environmental Epidemiology and Risk Assessment: Exploring a Path to Increased Confidence in Public Health Decision-Making

Throughout history, environmental epidemiology has proven crucial to identify certain threats to human health and to provide a basis for the development of life-saving public health policies. However, epidemiologists are facing challenges when studying tenuous threats such as environmental exposure to chemicals, whose ...

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Urinary miRNA Biomarkers of Drug-Induced Kidney Injury and Their Site Specificity Within the Nephron

Drug-induced kidney injury (DIKI) is a major concern in both drug development and clinical practice. There is an unmet need for biomarkers of glomerular damage and more distal renal injury in the loop of Henle and the collecting duct (CD). A cross-laboratory program to identify and characterize urinary microRNA (miRNA) patterns ...

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Health Disparities, COVID-19, and Owning Our Share

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many frightened, saddened, and angered at its impact on our lives and the world around us. The disease has laid bare failures to protect our citizens generally but our vulnerable and underserved most of all. Growing evidence reveals that minority and low-income populations are experiencing ...

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Can We Panelize Seizure?

Seizure liability remains a significant cause of attrition in drug discovery and development, leading to loss of competitiveness, delays and increased costs. Current detection methods rely on observations made in in vivo studies intended to support clinical trials, such as tremors or other abnormal movements. These signs ...

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Repolarization Studies Using Human Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes: Validation Studies and Best Practice Recommendations

Human stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hSC-CMs) hold great promise as in vitro models to study the electrophysiological effects of novel drug candidates on human ventricular repolarization. Two recent large validation studies have demonstrated the ability of hSC-CMs to detect drug-induced delayed ...

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