Environmental Factor, July 2010, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
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.
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., 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., begins a new phase of his scientific career as a patent agent with the law firm Alston & Bird, LLP, in Raleigh.
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.
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.
A delegation of NIEHS scientists and grantees participated in ENDO 2010: The 92nd Annual Meeting & Expo held June 19-22 in San Diego, Calif.
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., hosted a visit by representatives from the European Union and the Republic of Korea June 16.
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
On June 7 the NIEHS Office of Human Research Compliance launched a new paperless, integrated web-based system - the Protocol Tracking and Management System.
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.
Inside the Institute
During Ethics Day on June 10, the NIEHS Ethics Program showcased its new initiative to help make complying with government ethics regulations easier.
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.
Three NIEHS employees accepted the 2009 Organization Green Champion Award on behalf of the many members of the NIEHS family working for environmental sustainability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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., 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.
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.
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.
"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.
Early in his career before joining NIEHS, lab chief David Miller, Ph.D., studied the physiological effects of Louisiana crude oil ingestion on seabirds.
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."
- Arsenic-Related Mortality in Bangladesh
- Flame Retardant Linked to Decreased Thryoid Hormone Levels in Pregnant Women
- Solutions to Arsenic Groundwater Contamination
- New Kidney Injury Biomarker
- A Magnesium-Coordinating Threonine Plays a Critical Role in GTPase Catalysis
- Cell Survival is Modulated by Phosphorylation of SIRT1
- Nuclear Receptor CAR Represses the Death of Mouse Primary Hepatocytes
- Stem Cell Survival Advantage Toward Arsenic Drives Malignant Transformation
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"
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