IISc researchers find endosulfan causes DNA damage in animals

For the first time, researchers in India have found that mice and rats exposed to endosulphan suffer from DNA damage and genomic instability, and impaired DNA damage response. The results published on August 4 in the journal, Carcinogenesis, by a team of researchers led by Prof. Sathees Raghavan from the Department of Biochemistry, IISc, Bengaluru … Continue reading IISc researchers find endosulfan causes DNA damage in animals

IISc: endosulfan induces infertility in male mice

If an association between the widely used pesticide, endosulfan and male infertility has been found in the case of humans living in areas where it has been extensively used, laboratory studies on mice have now confirmed that the pesticide indeed causes male infertility. A significant reduction in sperm count and sperm motility in mice was … Continue reading IISc: endosulfan induces infertility in male mice