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Recent publications support predictive toxicology

Dr. Ly Ly Pham is a co-author of two articles recently published in Reproductive Toxicology. One paper updates the Toxicity Reference Database (ToxRefDB), one of the largest publicly available animal toxicity databases that support the practice of predictive toxicology. The publication describes improvements to the original database, including the addition of controlled vocabulary, aggregated heterogeneous study design, and extracted quantitative data. These data enable dose-response modeling for nearly 28,000 data sets for some 400 endpoints using the EPA’s dose-response modeling software, BMDS. The other paper describes how the BMDS software was made to enable rapid-batch processing using a Python interface—Python BMDS.