Peer-Reviewed
Publications

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.

Impact of HESI Publications

An International, Inter-Laboratory Ring Trial Confirms the Feasibility of an Open Source, Extraction-Less “Direct” RT-qPCR Method for Reliable Detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Clinical Samples

RT-qPCR is used world-wide to test and trace the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Extraction-less or direct RT-PCR is an open-access qualitative method for SARS-CoV-2 detection from nasopharyngeal (NP) or oral pharyngeal (OP) samples with the potential to generate actionable data more quickly, at a lower cost, and with fewer experimental ...

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Ecological Thresholds of Toxicological Concern: A Review

The ecological threshold of toxicological concern (ecoTTC) is analogous to traditional human health-based TTCs but with derivation and application to ecological species. An ecoTTC is computed from the probability distribution of predicted no effect concentrations (PNECs) derived from either chronic or extrapolated acute ...

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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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