Section Editors

  • Michael Aschner, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Phil Biggin, University of Oxford
  • Lucio Guido Costa, University of Washington
  • David H Farb, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Giorgio Palu, University of Padova

Executive Editor

  • Christopher Morrey, BioMed Central


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    Trends in the use of over-the-counter analgesics

    Population-based analysis highlights increased analgesic use in Germany in the last decade and significant relationships between analgesic use and factors including age, gender, socio-economic status and health behavior.

    BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 2015, 16:28
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    Evalution of PEG-PSL in a murine chronic arthritis model

    Pegylated phosphatidylserine-containing liposome (PEG-PSL) treatment does not suppress chronic inflammation in collagen induced arthritis in mice and suggests the important contribution of TGF-β1 and other cytokines in the mechanism of action.

    BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 2015, 16:24
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    Renin-angiotensin inhibitor prevention of diabetic kidney disease

    A retrospective cohort study quantifying the preventive effect of antihypertensive treatment using data from specific health check-ups and health insurance claims suggests that treatment with renin-angiotensin inhibitors is potentially useful for preventing the development of diabetic kidney disease.

    BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 2015, 16:22
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    Ozone challenge trial of inhaled calcium lactate PUR118

    A single-blind phase 1B proof of concept study suggests treatment with multiple rising doses of PUR118 is safe with three applications within 25 h prior to the ozone challenge having small effects on ozone-induced airway inflammation.

    BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 2015, 16:21
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    Elevated maternal blood cadmium levels associated with lower birth weight

    A prospective cohort study suggests that early cadmium exposure is associated with lower birth weight and that maternal cadmium exposure in early pregnancy may alter DNA methylation at multiple differentially methylated regions in offspring with sex and possibly race/ethnic-specific effects.

    BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 2015, 16:20
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    Cytarabine activation of human T cells

    An in vitro study suggests that combination of low-dose cytarabine, all-trans retinoic acid and valproic acid has immunomodulatory effects that differ between T cell subsets and may affect other immunocompetent cells through the altered release of soluble mediators.

    BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 2015, 16:12



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Section Editor's profile

David H Farb

David H Farb is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at Boston University School of Medicine. He is Principal Investigator and Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Director of the university-wide NIGMS training program in Biomolecular Pharmacology. A renowned neuropharmacologist, his research integrates existing electrophysiological, behavioral, pharmacological, and molecular genetic technologies in a novel systems-level platform to establish a molecular dissection of spatial memory. Dr Farb is Section Editor for 'Basic pharmacology' and you can read more about the key issues in this field and his aspirations for the journal in his recent interview here.

"Pharmacology is a powerful interdisciplinary science providing an essential link between hypotheses developed from molecular, systems, and clinical models with the ultimate goal of improving human health. Our journal publishes timely research describing advances in a broad range of disciplines that combine novel approaches within a framework of rigorous scientific research."

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