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Wilson and Yakel Honored as AAAS 2008 Fellows

Wilson and Yakel Honored as AAAS 2008 Fellows

In December, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announced that two NIEHS scientists are among the 486 AAAS 2008 Fellows, an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. ....read more

Superfund Comes of Age

Superfund Comes of Age

The NIEHS Superfund Basic Research and Training Program (SBRP) marked 21 years of research and training success at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, Calif. December 7-9. ...read more

NTP Unveils New Non-Cancer Study Criteria

NTP Unveils New Non-Cancer Study Criteria

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) is trying to bring the same rigorous standards it uses for classifying the outcomes of its cancer studies to many of its non-cancer studies, according to presentations made by speakers at the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC) meeting November 20 in Rodbell Auditorium....read more

2008 ONES Awardees Speak at NIEHS

2008 ONES Awardees Speak at NIEHS

The 2008 winners of the Outstanding New Environmental Scientists (ONES) awards gathered in Rodbell Auditorium December 11 for their first group visit to NIEHS and presentations to Institute scientists....read more

Global Health Meeting Highlights International Partnerships

Global Health Meeting Highlights International Partnerships

As part of the ongoing cooperative agreement between NIEHS and the World Health Organization (WHO), the NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT) hosted a mini-symposium on global environmental health December 4 in Rodbell Auditorium...read more

Study Examines Women's Household Exposure Experiences

Study Examines Women's Household Exposure Experiences

A new report, funded in part by an NIEHS Environmental Justice grant, indicates that women are increasingly concerned with the chemicals in their household environment - and that learning about their own "exposure experiences" can help to shape understanding of the common sources of chemical exposures...read more

NIEHS Represented at EcoHealth Conference

NIEHS Represented at EcoHealth Conference

The Yucatan Peninsula city of Merida served as the venue for the International EcoHealth Forum 2008 December 1-5 . Hosted by Mexico's National Institute of Public Health and sponsored in part by NIEHS, the conference provided a forum for exchange of the latest information on ecological issues, including land use patterns, biodiversity loss, and conservation programs and their relationships to human health....read more

WE ACT Conference To Address Climate Justice

WE ACT Conference To Address Climate Justice

West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT) for Environmental Justice, an NIEHS grantee, is currently accepting registrations for its 20th Anniversary National Climate Justice Conference January 29 - 30 to be held at Fordham University School of Law in New York City....read more

Humane Society and Procter and Gamble Recognize NTP for Advancing Alternatives to Animal Testing

Humane Society and Procter and Gamble Recognize NTP for Advancing Alternatives to Animal Testing

On December 18, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and Procter and Gamble presented Ray Tice, Ph.D., of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) an award for the outstanding scientific contributions that he and others are making to advance viable alternatives to animal testing....read more

Inside the Institute

Director's Annual Honor Awards Ceremony

Director's Annual Honor Awards Ceremony

NIEHS honored employees at the 2008 Director's Annual Honor Awards Ceremony in Rodbell Auditorium on December 18....read more

Native American Heritage Features Lumbee Entrepreneur

Native American Heritage Features Lumbee Entrepreneur

The NIEHS Diversity Council welcomed vintner Darlene Gabbard as guest speaker at the NIEHS Native American Heritage Month celebration November 21 in Rodbell Auditorium....read more

Science Notebook

LMG Fellows Host Talk on Endogenous Mutagenesis

LMG Fellows Host Talk on Endogenous Mutagenesis

On December 8 in Rodbell Auditorium, the NIEHS Trainee Action Committee (TAC) of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics (LMG) welcomed the most recent researcher in its trainee-invited speaker series....read more

Folic Acid Supplements May Have Adverse Epigenetic Effects

Folic Acid Supplements May Have Adverse Epigenetic Effects

A team of U.S. and Norwegian researchers, funded in part by NIEHS, report evidence of a possible downside to the practice of maternal folic acid supplementation in the first trimester of pregnancy to reduce the risk of neural tube defects and other congenital malformations....read more

Yeast Model Used to Explore Genomic Hypermutation

Yeast Model Used to Explore Genomic Hypermutation

A recent discovery by researchers at NIEHS sheds new light on the mechanisms of the unintentional changes in DNA that may lead to cancer and genetic disease....read more

Upcoming Distinguished Lecture by Salvatore DiMauro

Upcoming Distinguished Lecture by Salvatore DiMauro

The 2008 - 2009 NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Series will welcome its next speaker, Salvatore DiMauro, M.D., at 11:00 a.m. January 13 in Rodbell Auditorium, when he explores the topic of "Mitochondrial Medicine."...read more

Extramural Research

Extramural Update

The NIEHS Superfund Basic Research Program (SBRP) has announced that Laura Senier of Brown University is the recipient of the eleventh annual Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award. The award was presented to Senier on December 9 at the SBRP Annual Meeting in Pacific Grove, California. ....read more

Extramural Papers of the Month

Intramural Research

Intramural Papers of the Month

Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • January 5 in Rodbell Auditorium, 10:00 - 11:00 - Laboratory of Molecular Genetics Fellows Invited Guest Lecture with Susan Rosenberg, Ph.D., speaking on "Mutation as a Stress Response and the Regulation of Evolvability"
  • January 6 in Rodbell A, 11:00 - 12:00 - David Banks, Ph.D., presenting a Biostatistics Branch seminar on "Statistical Issues in Metabolomics"
  • January 9 in Rodbell Auditorium, 9:00 - 10:00 - Frontiers of Environmental Sciences Lecture Series featuring a seminar on "How Should we Respond to Uncertain Environmental Risks of Nanomaterials?" by Mark R. Wiesner, Ph.D.
  • January 13 in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00 - 12:00 - Distinguished Lecture Series presentation by Salvatore DiMauro, M.D., on "Mitochondrial Medicine"
  • January 16 in Rodbell Auditorium,11:00-12:00 - Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Seminar Series featuring Lora Hedrick Ellenson, M.D., speaking on "The Molecular Genetics of Endometrial Carcinoma: Of Mice and Women"
  • January 22 in Rall D-350, 11:00 - 12:00 - Robert T. Truckner, M.D., speaking on "Human Environmental Exposure Research: Ethical and Safety Issues"
  • January 22 in Rall F-193, 1:00 - 2:00 - Laboratory of Structural Biology Seminar Series presentation on "Ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM)-mediated Cell Cycle Checkpoint in Response to Inhibition of Poly (ADP-ribose) Polymerase (PARP) Activity during Base Excision Repair" with Michael Carrozza, Ph.D.
  • January 29-30 (Offsite Event) at the Fordham University School of Law, New York City - Advancing Climate Justice: Transforming the Economy, Public Health and Our Environment
  • January 30 in Rodbell Auditorium, 9:00 - 10:00 - Frontiers of Environmental Sciences Lecture Series, speaker and topic TBA

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