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Red Meat

Marinate red meat to limit the risk of colorectal cancer

A nutritional prevention track to limit the risk of cancer induced by the iron of the red meat by transforming and consuming meat differently.
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Male mice liver - steatosis

Cocktail effect of low dose pesticide mixture in food : gender-related metabolic disturbances

Male mice exposed to pesticides gain weight and become diabetic. Female mice are protected from these effects but exhibit other metabolic...
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Muqueuse intestinale

Titanium dioxide does not weaken intestinal mucus

INRA TOXALIM and MICALIS research units, in collaboration with CNRS teams, investigated the potential effects on the intestinal mucus of TiO2, an...
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Nanomaterials in food

Nanotechnologies & nanomaterials in food : assets, risks, perspectives

The work of Toxalim's EnteRisk team is cited in the Center's analysis note #120
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Appetence for sugar

Appetence for sugar: new elements to understand the regulation of a hormone secreted by the liver

A new step has been taken in the understanding of the mechanisms of regulation of the hepatic hormone FGF21 which has various metabolic effects and...
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First Toxalim Keynote

"Sexual Dimorphism and Gender: Implications in Toxicology and Health Research", le 29 mars 2018

Toxalim organizes, under the label ESOF 2018, a symposium on sexual dimorphism and its implications in toxicology and health
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Bandeau Toxalim 1

TOXALIM (Research Centre in Food Toxicology)

TOXALIM is a "joint research unit" (UMR 1331) created in January 2011 by INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique) in partnership with (i) the Veterinary college of Toulouse (ENVT, Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Toulouse), (ii) the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT) represented by the School of Engineers of Purpan (EI-Purpan, Ecole d'Ingénieurs de Purpan, Toulouse) and (iii) the University Paul Sabatier - Toulouse 3 -  (UPS ; Life Sciences, Pharmacy).


  • is scientifically attached to the Food (AlimH) and Animal Health (SA) divisions of INRA ;
  • involves more than 200 people including 123 permanent staff (75 researchers, 48 engineers & technicians / as of 2016), distributed into 11 research teams, 4 technological platforms and support-to-research services ;
  • covers more than 7000 m2 of premises, INRA (180 chemin de Tournefeuille, F-31027 Toulouse) and ENVT (23 chemin des Capelles, F-31026 Toulouse) located at the west of the city of Toulouse (St Martin / Purpan);
  • has an overall annual budget of more than 3 Mio€ (not including salaries)

(See raw map for localisation of INRA campus at Saint-Martin-du-Touch, Toulouse)

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