Sheryll Mangahas

Sheryll Mangahas

Sheryll Mangahas is a BioScience Analyst at Praedicat. Her responsibilities at Praedicat include scientific content and data integration. Sheryll completed her undergraduate degrees at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) where she double majored in Biochemistry/Chemistry and Cognitive Science with a Specialization in Neuroscience. Her graduate work at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) focused on the biophysics of rhodopsin, a membrane protein in the eye.

Night shift work and cancer: Could it be blue light?

Night shift work and cancer: Could it be blue light? 5184 3456 Sheryll Mangahas

In 2007 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified shift work with circadian disruption as probably carcinogenic to humans on the basis of sufficient evidence in animals and…

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PFOA & PFOS replacements under fire

PFOA & PFOS replacements under fire 379 379 Sheryll Mangahas

DuPont and 3M introduced the commercial world to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the 1950s.  Decades later, the first generation of these water-, grease-, and stain-resistant chemicals – perfluorooctanoic…

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Sunscreen is a summer necessity, so what exactly is in it?

Sunscreen is a summer necessity, so what exactly is in it? 500 350 Sheryll Mangahas

Summer is almost upon us with its long sunny days. As humans, we require sunlight to produce Vitamin D. However, excessive sun exposure results in sunburn and may instigate skin…

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Loud noise is not the only hazard to consider in hearing loss

Loud noise is not the only hazard to consider in hearing loss 500 414 Sheryll Mangahas

Ototoxic is a word not seen or read very often unless one works at Praedicat. The latter part is familiar-toxic, so what is “oto”? It is a medical term used…

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Is it the flu or is it Legionnaires’ Disease?

Is it the flu or is it Legionnaires’ Disease? 500 334 Sheryll Mangahas

This year’s flu season has been the worst in 10 years. However, the symptoms of the flu are similar to Legionnaires’ disease. Earlier this month, a woman in Texas was…

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Heart disease deaths may be due to low levels of lead

Heart disease deaths may be due to low levels of lead 500 333 Sheryll Mangahas

An article published in The Lancet this week examined low levels of lead and heart disease deaths. By using the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES-III) they found…

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Nanotechnology in food: helpful or harmful?

Nanotechnology in food: helpful or harmful? 500 317 Sheryll Mangahas

Researchers announced recently that they have developed a new screening technique for detecting pyrethroid pesticides in food. This screening technique uses magnetic nanoparticles and, one day, could be incorporated directly in food…

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Separating the Rumors from the Science: Rivaroxaban

Separating the Rumors from the Science: Rivaroxaban 150 150 Sheryll Mangahas

CoMeta™ Life Science adds pharmaceutical Litagion® agent profiles to CoMeta focusing on evaluating the liability that could arise from a manufacturer’s failure to warn physicians regarding the risk of specific…

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What Happens to Liability Risk When Regulators Take Action? The Case of Silica.

What Happens to Liability Risk When Regulators Take Action? The Case of Silica. 150 150 Sheryll Mangahas

Inhalation of crystalline silica can cause silicosis, a permanent scarring of the lungs leading to impaired lung functioning, and possibly death. Silicosis first garnered public attention in the early 1930s…

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