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Oil burning on water, a fireboat in the foregroundNIEHS Oil Spill Response Intensifies Story has embedded video

Two months following the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the loss of 11 lives, NIEHS continues to expand its role in the response effort.

Chris Kepley, Ph.D.Grantee Honored for Allergy Research

NIEHS-funded nanoPharma researcher Chris Kepley, Ph.D., was one of two young scientists to receive the prestigious 2010 PhARF Award.

NIEHS Director Emeritus Ken Olden, Ph.D.Olden Honored for Scientific Achievement

NIEHS Director Emeritus Ken Olden, Ph.D., recently added yet another award to his long list of honors at the annual gala of the Bronx Community College Foundation.

Postdoctoral Fellow Jeff Sunman, Ph.D.Law and Science Make a Winning Combination

Postdoctoral Fellow Jeff Sunman, Ph.D., begins a new phase of his scientific career as a patent agent with the law firm Alston & Bird, LLP, in Raleigh.

Ericka Reid, Ph.D.Reid Named Education Outreach Specialist

NIEHS energized its commitment to science education outreach with the appointment of Ericka Reid, Ph.D., who assumed the duties of education outreach specialist in June.

NIEHS Deputy Scientific Director William Schrader, Ph.D.Candidates Interview for NIEHS Toxicology Liaison

Because toxicological studies are vital to understanding how the environment influences human disease, the person who serves as the NIEHS toxicology liaison will play an important role.

Logo: ENDO 2010: The 92nd Annual Meeting and ExpoNIEHS Scientists Attend Endocrine Meeting

A delegation of NIEHS scientists and grantees participated in ENDO 2010: The 92nd Annual Meeting & Expo held June 19-22 in San Diego, Calif.

BSC Chair Raymond Novak, Ph.D.Report on Carcinogens Moves Toward Completion Story has embedded video

The 12th Report on Carcinogens came closer to completion during an NTP Board of Scientific Counselors meeting on June 21-22 in Rodbell Auditorium at NIEHS.

NICEATM Director Rear Admiral William Stokes, D.V.M.NTP Hosts International Visitors

NICEATM Director Rear Admiral William Stokes, D.V.M., hosted a visit by representatives from the European Union and the Republic of Korea June 16.

Marion F. Ehrich, Ph.D.Committee Advises on Alternative Toxicological Methods

Maximizing animal care and welfare was one of several topics addressed at the June 17-18 meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods

Joan Packenham, Ph.D., director of the NIEHS OHRCManaging Clinical Protocols that Safeguard Human Subjects

On June 7 the NIEHS Office of Human Research Compliance launched a new paperless, integrated web-based system - the Protocol Tracking and Management System.

Dean Carter, Ph.D.Remembering Superfund Pioneer Dean Carter

Binational programs along the U.S.- Mexico border are helping people on both sides live healthier lives because of the efforts of pioneers such as toxicologist Dean Carter, Ph.D.

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Inside the Institute

NIEHS Ethics posterEthics Made Easy

During Ethics Day on June 10, the NIEHS Ethics Program showcased its new initiative to help make complying with government ethics regulations easier.

Bill JirlesCelebrating Friends and Family Day

On this year's Friends and Family Day, sweltering heat curtailed outdoor events, but didn't stop the fun or celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage.

Facility Operations Branch employee Dennis Will, seated in car, and Electrical Technician Jim McDonough make daily use of the NIEHS electric carNIEHS - A Pioneer in Sustainability and Green Government

Three NIEHS employees accepted the 2009 Organization Green Champion Award on behalf of the many members of the NIEHS family working for environmental sustainability.

HawkHawk Calls NIEHS Home

On a recent afternoon, photographer Steve McCaw aimed his telephoto lens at a beautiful hawk that apparently is nesting next to the main building on the NIEHS campus in RTP.

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Science Notebook

John Rinn, Ph.D.Non-coding RNAs: What To Be or Not To Be Story has embedded video

Guest lecturer John Rinn, Ph.D., explored the role of large non-coding RNAs in establishing the distinct epigenetic states of cells and their misregulation in cancer.

Habibul Ahsan, M.D.Arsenic Exposure Shown to Increase Risk of Death Story has embedded video

According to a new NIEHS-funded study by Superfund researchers, 35-77 million Bangladeshis may face a higher risk of death from chronic exposure to arsenic in water.

Antonella Zanobetti Ph.D.Pollution Linked to Severity of Sleep-Disordered Breathing

A new study by Harvard researchers, funded in part by NIEHS, found the first link between air pollution exposure and SDB, a known cause of cardiovascular disorders.

Paolo Boffetta, M.D.Identifying Environmental Carcinogens Through Epidemiology

During his June 17 visit, Paolo Boffetta, M.D., focused on indentifying environmental risk factors that lead to cancer, a challenge that is central to the mission of NIEHS.

Craig R. Lee, Pharm.D., Ph.D.Discovery May Open Doors for New Blood Pressure Treatments

NIEHS-funded researchers have found that increasing certain proteins in the vessels of mice relaxed the vessels and lowered blood pressure.

Ivan Matic, Ph.D.Mutations - Raw Materials for Bacterial Evolution

Ivan Matic, Ph.D., a leading molecular geneticist with the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, visited NIEHS June 7, as a guest of the LMG fellows.

Les Hanakahi, Ph.D.Little Things That Do a Lot Story has embedded video

The July 7 presentation by Les Hanakahi, Ph.D., "Little Things that Do a Lot: Inositol Polyphosphates in DNA Repair," was one of the highlights of the 2010 LST seminar program.

Jonathan Chevrier, Ph.D.Fire Retardant Chemicals Linked to Lower TSH in Pregnancy

According to a new study by NIEHS-funded researchers, exposure to fire retardant chemicals is associated with lower levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone during pregnancy.

Sadis Matalon, Ph.D.RSV - Not Just a Children's Disease

"We used to think that respiratory syncytial virus is a cause of runny nose mainly in children," said grantee Sadis Matalon, Ph.D., during his May 25 talk at NIEHS.

David Miller, Ph.D.30 Year Old Research Still Resonates

Early in his career before joining NIEHS, lab chief David Miller, Ph.D., studied the physiological effects of Louisiana crude oil ingestion on seabirds.

EHP LogoThis Month in EHP

The current issue of EHP is sure to spark a lively exchange of opinion with its focus on asbestos, including the commentary "The Case for a Global Ban on Asbestos."

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Extramural Research

Extramural Papers of the Month

Intramural Research

Intramural Papers of the Month

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • July 6, in Rall D450, 12:00-1:00 p.m. - Receptor Mechanisms Discussion Group Seminar, "Outside-in Signaling via SOCE Is Required for Mouse Egg Activation," by Carmen Williams, M.D.
  • July 7, in Rodbell Auditorium, 4:00-5:00 p.m. - Presentation on "Rapid Dynamics and Gene Regulation by Nuclear Receptors," by Gordon Hager, Ph.D.
  • July 8-9, in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:30-5:00 p.m. - EHP-Sponsored Teacher Training Workshop
  • July 8, in Keystone 2164/2166, 12:00-5:30 p.m. - High-Throughput Screening Meeting for Assay Selection Strategy
  • July 9, in Executive Conference Room, 8:00-12:30 p.m. - High-Throughput Screening Meeting for Assay Selection Strategy
  • July 12, in Rodbell Auditorium, 10:00-11:30 a.m. - NIEHS Deputy Director Candidate Lecture by Richard Woychik, Ph.D., "Meeting the Challenges in the Post-Genome Era"
  • July 14, in Rodbell Auditorium, 10:00-11:30 a.m. - NIEHS Deputy Director Candidate Lecture by Steve Kleeberger, Ph.D., topic TBA
  • July 30, in Keystone 2164/2166, 10:00-11:00 a.m. - NTP Biomolecular Screening Branch Seminar, "A High-Throughput Respirometric Assay for Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Toxicity," by Craig Beeson, Ph.D.
Summers of Discovery Seminar Series (NIEHS Only)
  • July 6, in Rodbell Auditorium, 10:30-12:00 p.m. - Jennifer Sims, Ph.D., discussing "Heavy Metals"
  • July 13, in Rodbell Auditorium, 10:30-12:00 p.m. - Mercedes Arana, Ph.D., discussing "Radiation"
  • July 20, in Rodbell Auditorium, 10:30-12:00 p.m. - Sophie Bolick, Ph.D., discussing "Hormones and Diet"
  • July 27, in Rodbell Auditorium, 10:30-12:00 p.m. - Amy Abdulovic, Ph.D., discussing "Air Pollution"

View More Events: NIEHS Public Calendar

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