Environmental Factor, September 2006, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Approximately 200 people attended the First Annual NIEHS Parenting Festival on Monday August 7 in the Rodbell Conference Center. With 28 information booths, the event showcased institute and community resources for parents and other interested employees.
While most people think all of their organs are pretty special, to Dr. Michael Fessler, the lung is the pivotal organ in the human body's interaction with the environment.
Just a few weeks into her new job, Ebony Bookman may still be one of the newest faces at NIEHS.
Thanks to members of the NIEHS Science Education Committee (SEC) and other NIEHS volunteers, along with the Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, 19 area African-American children between the ages of 5 and 13 had an opportunity to experience the fun side of science and mathematics this summer at a special free event.
What would summer be without a traditional fish fry outdoors in the park?
Inside The Institute
As its lead story on the August 25 broadcast of "North Carolina Now," UNC-TV aired a segment on asthma research. The program featured interviews with NIEHS researchers by UNC-TV journalist Kelly McCullen and
Long-time NIH Grants Management Officer Dave Mineo plans to leave federal service on October 1st after a career of 11 years, but he says he is not actually retiring.
Upcoming Event: Noted Clinical Pathologist and Reproductive Specialist Opens Distinguished Lecture Series
NIEHS opens its 2006-07 Distinguished Lecture Series with a talk by Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D., on "Genetic Dissection of Ovarian Cancer and Fertility Pathways."
The NIEHS Center for Rodent Genetics will host a conference September 21 and 27 for researchers interested in using mouse genetics/genomics in their work.
Hispanic co-workers are eager to tell other folks at NIEHS about their culture with special events during Hispanic American Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15.
Commuters fed up with the smell of diesel in the morning need to hear again what Dick Sloane, coordinator of NIEHS Transhare Program, has been advocating for some time.
In a recently published study, two NIEHS researchers demonstrated the performance of a creative shortcut for medical investigators to open new possibilities in their research of the "dark side" of oxygen utilization by the human body.
Researchers at the Parkinson's Institute in Sunnyvale, CA, have demonstrated that nicotine, a compound that is dangerous and addicting for most people,
Polymorphisms in Nucleotide Excision Repair Genes Modify Breast Cancer Risk in Smokers
Occupational Exposures Linked to Adult-Onset Asthma and Chronic Respiratory Problems