NIEHS is seeking input for its new strategic plan. There are two ways for people to get involved now, by submitting a visionary idea and nominating a workshop participant.
The GuLF STUDY (Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study) will follow 55,000 cleanup workers and volunteers in four states affected by the oil spill for up to 10 years.
Two weeks after launching the historic GuLF STUDY (Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study), NIH study leaders met with advisory groups March 14-16 for input on their protocol.
The yearlong anticipation of the 50th annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) came to a successful culmination March 6-10 with a record-setting 8,000 attendees.
Key players involved in the Tox21 effort gathered March 10 at the NIH Chemical Genomics Center to dedicate a new high-speed robot screening system.
Sophie Bolick, Ph.D., left NIEHS recently for a position at MedThink Communications, a health care communications company in Raleigh, N.C.
Director of the National Institute of Mental Health Thomas Insel, M.D., explored the topic of "Why NIMH Cares About NIEHS" during a presentation here March 1.
Continuing a five-year tradition, NIEHS hosted the North Carolina Environmental Stewardship Initiative annual meeting March 11 in Robell Auditorium.
University of Washington trainee Judit Marsillach Lopez, Ph.D., will attend the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting June 26-July 1 in Germany.
As she pursues her dream of becoming a doctor, trainee Quiana Childress stars in a new video produced by her sorority to help raise funds for scholarships.
NIEHS is playing a major role as sponsor and participant in the upcoming workshop on "Interplay of the Microbiome, Environmental Stressors, and Human Health," April 27-28.
The 14th annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair will be held April 29 at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conference center in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
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The RTP Chapter of Blacks In Government and the NIEHS Diversity Council sponsored a program Feb. 23 on health issues in the African-American community.
Teachers from across North Carolina gathered in Rodbell Auditorium Feb. 28 to draw on the resources of NIEHS to liven up their science lessons.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
- April 5, in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - NTP Technical Reports Peer Review Meeting
- April 5-6 (offsite event), at the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C., 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - Workshop on Enhancing the Food and Drug Administration's Evaluation of Science to Ensure Chemicals Added to Human Food Are Safe
- April 7, in Keystone 1003AB, 10:00-11:00 a.m. - Keystone Science Lecture Seminar Series with Olivier Deschenes, Ph.D., topic TBA
- April 11, in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Yikang Rong, Ph.D., discussing "Sequence-independent telomere maintenance in Drosophila," as part of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics Fellows Invited Guest Lectures Series
- April 11, in Rodbell Auditorium, 1:30-2:30 p.m. - Seminar on "A New NHGRI/NIH Strategic Plan: Charting a Course for Genomic Medicine" by Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.
- April 12, in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Distinguished Lecture by Ron de Kloet, Ph.D., on "Resilience or vulnerability to environmental challenge? A question of stress, genes, and balance"
- April 13, in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. - NTP Board of Scientific Counselors Meeting
- April 14-15, in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. - GEI Exposure Biology Grantee Meeting
- April 22, in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Distinguished Lecture by Edison Liu, M.D., "Systems Biology in Cancer Medicine: Harnessing Complexity"
- April 25, in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Presentation by Jodi Nunnari, Ph.D., title TBA, as part of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics Fellows Invited Guest Lectures Series
- April 27, in Rodbell Auditorium, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - Symposium on Sirtuins in Aging and Age-associated Diseases
- April 27-28 (offsite event), at the 20 F Street Conference Center in Washington, D.C. - Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions workshop, "Interplay of the Microbiome, Environmental Stressors, and Human Health," register (http://dels-old.nas.edu/envirohealth/microbiome.shtml)
- April 29 (offsite event), at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conference center in Research Triangle Park, N.C., 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - 14th Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair
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The scientists worked toward development of a consensus statement and green testing protocols for bringing a next generation of safer chemicals into the marketplace.
During a seminar at Duke University Feb. 25, NIEHS grantee Rebecca Fry, Ph.D., explored this chemical as a medicine and as a poison.
NIEHS Principal Investigator Jean Harry, Ph.D., introduced the complex processes of neuroinflammation in the brain during a talk March 4 at Duke University.
Four NIEHS/NTP trainees returned home from the 50th anniversary meeting of the Society of Toxicology with honors for their exceptional scholarship and service.
Xueqian (Shirley) Wang, Ph.D., received a first-place prize for her poster presentation at the RTP Drug Metabolism Discussion Group Winter Symposium March 17.
NIEHS researchers offer the first evidence that DNA damage can lead to the regulation of inflammatory responses, the body's reaction to injury.
NIH announced on Feb. 25 supplemental support of $86,000 in fiscal year 2011 for an innovative research project headed by NIEHS cell biologist Anton Jetten, Ph.D.
New NIEHS-funded Superfund research finds a population of Atlantic tomcod (Microgadus tomcod) in the Hudson River has rapidly evolved resistance to PCBs.
NIH-funded investigators report that PCBs, in concentrations representative among the general U.S. population, were associated with failed embryo implantations.
NIEHS-funded scientists recently unveiled the discovery of a potential therapeutic that could dramatically transform the treatment of lung diseases.
Korea joined partners in the U.S., E.U., Canada, and Japan, as representatives signed an historic Memorandum of Cooperation in Washington, D.C., March 8.
Toxicologist Russell Thomas, Ph.D., a genomics specialist at The Hamner, spoke at NIEHS March 21 on the application of non-traditional approaches to risk assessment.
The April issue of EHP takes a look at a new trend in public health preparedness in its feature article,"Preparing a People: Climate Change in Public Health."
The NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Series continues a series of talks on neuroscience when it hosts a lecture by neuroendocrinologist Ron de Kloet, Ph.D., April 12.
The Distinguished Lecture Series shifts gears on April 22 when it hosts geneticist Edison Liu, M.D., for a talk on "Systems Biology in Cancer Medicine: Harnessing Complexity."
- Resveratrol protects mother and fetus from immunotoxic effects of TCDD
- Human-induced pluripotent stem cells exhibit extensive epigenomic reprogramming
- Arsenic exposure may increase mortality from tuberculosis
- Tobacco smoke enhances the progression of diabetic nephropathy
- SNPs modulate cellular stress response
- Decreasing DNA binding may reverse mutator phenotype
- Regulation of metabolic syndrome by the nuclear receptor TAK1/TR4
- Occupational hazards of agriculture