MOLECULAR GEIGER COUNTER The abundance of small pieces of genetic material called microRNAs falls or rises in the blood of mice after radiation exposure. A lethal dose of 8 grays of radiation (red dots) produces a different pattern than a serious but survivable dose of 6.5 grays (black triangles). ~~ S.S. Acharya et al/Science Translational Medicine 2015
Nothing like eating red seaweed on a cool October morning while watching the sun rise in the east. Maybe we should top it off with a lethal dose of LSD and some alcohol and we should set for a trip to wonderland
Gut reaction: Mice survive lethal doses of chemotherapy
Magic Kids: A Lethal Dose Of Sweet Pop; "Little Red Radio" isn't the most upbeat moment on Magic Kids' debut album, Memphis, but it gets the point across. With jangly guitars and boyish vocals leading the way, there's not an abrasive sound in sight. The hook comes on so fast, it's easy to miss, especially since so much candied instrumentation comes before and after it. [September 14, 2010]
World’s Deadliest Plants and How They Kill You -- Castor Bean seeds harbor the incredibly toxic chemical ricin, which incapacitates ribosomes. A lethal dose is considered to be 4 to 8 seeds, which leads to burning sensations in the mouth and throat, intense abdominal pain, and bloody diarrhea within 36 hours. Left untreated, it can lead to death within 3-5 days.