NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., was back on Capitol Hill Feb. 2, testifying at a U.S. Senate "Oversight Hearing on Public Health and Drinking Water Issues."
Although uncertain budget prospects cast a bit of a pall over the proceedings, the NIEHS Council accomplished a great deal in its two-day meeting Feb. 16-17.
NIEHS Deputy Director Richard Woychik, Ph.D. responded to questions about his presentation Feb. 16 on the NIEHS 2012-2016 Strategic Plan.
NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., and other representatives from the Institute engaged the New Orleans community during a visit to the city Feb. 23-24.
NIEHS DISCOVER program grantees shared successes and talked about translation of their research when they got together for a meeting and series of presentations Feb. 1.
On February 2-3, investigators with expertise on air pollution and neurobiology gathered at EPA to assess the state of the science in the field of air pollution and brain health.
NIEHS Director Emeritus Ken Olden, Ph.D., discussed urban environmental public health at a monthly breakfast meeting of the Triangle Global Health Consortium Jan. 28.
Superfund Research Program grantee and LSU chemist Barry Dellinger, Ph.D., was recognized for his progress with environmentally persistent free radicals.
Six of the ten 2011 Science Communication Fellows announced Feb. 7 by Environmental Health Sciences have received NIEHS training or research support.
NIEHS Principal Investigator Ron Mason, Ph.D., has been honored once again for his outstanding contributions to the field of electron spin resonance.
NIEHS Principal Investigator Humphrey Hung-Chang Yao, Ph.D., will receive the 2011 Young Andrologist Award at the American Society of Andrology annual meeting.
Two of the first of this year's SOT awards to NIEHS/NTP trainees and scientists are going to Visiting Fellow Zhengyu Yin, Ph.D., and doctoral student Jessica Graham.
Brown University graduate research fellow Catherine Volle has been selected to attend the 61st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting June 26-July 1 in Lindau, Germany.
NIEHS Senior Medical Advisor Aubrey Miller, M.D., will address the NIH role in the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill at an Environmental Information Association meeting.
Inside the Institute
As part of the NIEHS Black History Month celebration Feb. 2, employees found themselves right in the middle of the making of a new documentary.
In its celebration of Black History Month, NIEHS neighbor EPA hosted a talk by sustainability specialist George Benjamin Brooks, Ph.D., Feb. 15.
NIEHS welcomed a delegation from China to help celebrate the Chinese New Year and foster good will between China and the U.S., during a tour and reception held Feb. 16.
Neuroscientist Maiken Nedergaard, M.D., gave the NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Feb. 8 on brain cells known as astrocytes, which are important in learning and memory.
NIEHS grantee Deborah Cory-Slechta Ph.D., addressed a capacity audience from NIEHS and EPA Feb. 3 on the combined effects of lead and stress on cognitive function.
New research finds people who used the pesticide rotenone or paraquat developed Parkinson's disease approximately 2.5 times more often than non-users.
Two new NIEHS studies offer insights into mechanisms of the chronic neuroinflammation that drives progressive neurodegeneration in Parkinson's.
NIEHS principal investigators and trainees attended the latest meeting of the Atlantic Coast Chromatin Club at the N.C. Biotechnology Center Jan. 31.
The National Toxicology Program (NTP) convened a peer review of draft NTP Technical Reports by an external scientific panel at a meeting Jan. 26 at NIEHS.
On Feb. 17 Council members heard about new findings on synaptic plasticity during a presentation by NIEHS Principal Investigator Serena Dudek, Ph.D.
A new exercise program for employees at the NIH in Bethesda, Md., has the added advantage of helping researchers learn more about diabetes and obesity.
During his guest lecture at NIEHS Feb. 7, toxicologist Thomas Kensler, Ph.D., provided a new twist to the age-old axiom about eating your vegetables.
A new NIEHS paper describes for the first time a key transcriptional mechanism for regulation of drug and lipid metabolism in the human liver.
The feature article of the March issue of EHP explores nanomaterial safety with "Engineered Nanoparticles in Consumer Products: Understanding a New Ingredient."
NIEHS has extended the application deadline for the position of director of the Division of Intramural Research (scientific director) to March 31, 2011.
The NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM) is convening an international peer review panel March 29-30.
- Rapid evolution in Hudson River tomcod
- Elevated plasma cytokines in children with autism spectrum disorder
- Glutathione variant linked to lung function growth
- Interactions of lifetime lead exposure and stress
- Uncontrolled neuroinflammation drives progressive neurodegenerative disorders
- Interleukin-10 protects against ozone-induced lung inflammation
- Mutations resulting from subtle chemical "trickery"
- Categorizing heterogeneous myositis syndromes by phenotype
Calendar of Upcoming Events
- March 4 (off-site event) in room A247 in the Levine Science Research Center at Duke University, 12:00-1:30 p.m. - Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Seminar Series, featuring Jean Harry, PhD, speaking on "Neuronal/Glial Interactions and Inflammation: Possible Targets for Neurotoxicity, Neuroprotection, and Therapeutic Opportunities"
- March 7 in Rodbell Auditorium C, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Epidemiology Branch Seminar Series presentation on "The PhenX Toolkit - Consensus Measures for Phenotypes and Exposures," by Carol Hamilton, Ph.D.
- March 10 in Rodbell Auditorium A, 6:00-8:30 p.m. - Graduate Women in Science meeting
- March 11 in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. - North Carolina Environmental Stewardship meeting
- March 14 in Rall F-193, 10:00-11:00 a.m. - Laboratory of Signal Transduction Seminar Series, featuring Binks Wattenberg, Ph.D., speaking on "The Multiple Personalities of Sphingosine Kinase: Signaling Enzyme and Keystone of Sphingolipid Metabolism"
- March 14-15 in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. - Gulf Long-term Follow-up Study (GuLF STUDY) Scientific Advisory Board Meeting
- March 16 in Keystone 2164/66, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. - GuLF STUDY Exposure Assessment Meeting
- March 23 in Rall F-193, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Laboratory of Neurobiology Seminar Series featuring Herbert Covington, Ph.D., topic TBA
- March 30 in Rall F-193, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. - Laboratory of Neurobiology Seminar Series featuring a presentation on "The Concept of 'Efficacy' in Pharmacology and Drug Discovery," by Terry Kenakin, Ph.D.
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