Lanthanide toxicity research highlighted by NPR's Marketplace, Berkeley Lab

Co-founder Rebecca Abergel, Ph.D. spoke to Marketplace’s Sabri Ben-Achour about how rare earth elements such as gadolinium are used, produced, and purified.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a Department of Energy National Lab and home to the BioActinide Chemistry group , also covered this recent discovery and its applications for new discoveries in lanthanide toxicity and human health.

HOPO Therapeutics develops safe and orally-available chelating agents that bind to and remove heavy metals from the body. Originally designed for use in a nuclear disaster scenario , new applications for exposure to gadolinium , lead, cadmium , and a range of other heavy metals are being studied. Learn more about our science

Original article from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences here.