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Toxicology research. View of a sample of muscle tissue during toxicology research. The tissue sample is seen pinned to a colourless plate. The electrochemical effects of organophosphate chemicals on the tissue are being investigated here, with the probe at left measuring the electrical changes as the chemical is applied. Organophosphates are frequently used in insecticides. Over-exposure can cause vomiting, diarrhoea and breathing difficulties. Prolonged exposure can lead to widespread neuromuscular damage. Photographed at Newcastle University, England.
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