JEFFERSON, Ark. (KTHV) -- They are on the front lines keeping America safe. But their weapons are microscopes, lab coats and petri dishes.
Scientists at the National Center for Toxicological Research are fighting diseases right here in Arkansas.
NCTR is one of seven components of the Food and Drug Administration and is located behind several security checkpoints in central Arkansas.
The NCTR Research Divisions are committed to the study of biochemical and molecular markers of cancer, nutritional modulation of risk and toxicity, developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, quantitative risk assessment, transgenics, applied and environmental microbiology, and solid-state toxicity.