16 January 2019

The influence of endocrine disruptors on the male and female thyroid gland

The new European collaborative project SCREENED, coordinated by Maastricht University, aims to develop three-dimensional (3D) cellbased in vitro tests to better characterize the effects of endocrine disruptors on thyroid gland function. This method will overcome the limitations of existing tests, being more sensitive at low doses of exposure to chemicals, and enabling the prediction of their toxicity on human health in a sex-specific manner.