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Public Liaison Specialist Lou RozierFirst Annual Parenting Festival is a Success

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.

Michael FesslerMichael Fessler to Establish Host Defense Group at NIEHS

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.

Ebony BookmanEbony Bookman Appointed Director's Chief of Staff

Just a few weeks into her new job, Ebony Bookman may still be one of the newest faces at NIEHS.

a camperNIEHS Volunteers Support Delta Sisters' Science Day Camp

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.

Dennis Taylor and Kim Peterson taking a breakBlacks in Government Feeds Crowd at Annual Fish Fry

What would summer be without a traditional fish fry outdoors in the park?

Inside The Institute

NIEHS logo"North Carolina Now" Airs Segments on Asthma and Nanotech

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

Dave MineoDave Mineo Retires, Sort Of...

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.

Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D.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."

photo of a rodentEarly Registration Advised for Rodent Genetics Conference

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.

group photo of NIEHS employees of Hispanic American descent ┬┐Como se dice?

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.

NIEHS logoSmartCommute: A Mid-Year Resolution People Can Live With

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.

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Science Notebook

NIEHS logoIntramural Researchers Streamline Free Radical Investigation

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.

NIEHS logoNew Study Explores Nicotine's Potential as Protection against Parkinson's

Researchers at the Parkinson's Institute in Sunnyvale, CA, have demonstrated that nicotine, a compound that is dangerous and addicting for most people,

NIEHS logoDERT Papers of the Month

Polymorphisms in Nucleotide Excision Repair Genes Modify Breast Cancer Risk in Smokers

NIEHS logoDIR Papers of the Month

Occupational Exposures Linked to Adult-Onset Asthma and Chronic Respiratory Problems