NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., spoke at the Oct. 10 annual meeting of the Pesticides and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Project in Reisterstown, Md.
A workshop at NIEHS Oct. 11-12 aspired to fundamentally transform ways of thinking about worker health and safety training evaluation, as well as share best practices.
The annual meeting of the NIEHS Superfund Research Program Oct. 22-24 in Raleigh was an occasion for celebrating accomplishments and looking to the future.
A new internship program to foster the engagement of minority scholars with the environmental health sciences officially launched Sept. 17 at NIEHS.
Several representatives of leading-edge organizations visited NIEHS Oct. 9 to demonstrate innovative public health applications for mobile technologies.
Ericka Reid, Ph.D., and Anshul Pandya, Ph.D., represented NIEHS at the nation’s premier conference for Hispanic and Native-American science students.
Representatives of several agencies and organizations joined researchers at a Household Air Pollution Research Training Institute Oct. 9-12, co-sponsored by NIEHS.
A meeting Oct. 15 may be one sign of a new working relationship between environmental justice advocates and risk assessment scientists.
Workers and volunteers who helped with the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup have until Dec. 31 to sign up to be a part of the historic study.
Trainee Ramendra Saha, Ph.D., became the latest NIEHS beneficiary of this early-career support Oct. 1, when the National Institute of Mental Health announced his award.
Experts from NIEHS and nearly two dozen other federal agencies gathered Sept. 25 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md. to carry out a critical mission.
NIEHS observed Hispanic Heritage Month Oct. 3 with a program featuring Elizabeth Yeampierre, J.D., a civil rights attorney and community leader in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The American Veterinary Medical Association announced Sept. 19 its approval of animal welfare as a certification for veterinary specialists.
Researchers at the Colorado School of Mines hosted a multimetallic project meeting and Superfund site visit Sept. 23-25 for stakeholders.
After a 34-year career at the bench, James “Jim” Mason, Ph.D., will step away from his role as leader of the Drosophila Chromosome Structure Group.
News of the death of former Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) Oct. 14 saddened many at NIH who had worked with him over the years to advance biomedical research.
NIEHS staff and scientists gathered Oct. 15 for a unique presentation on enhancing access to biomedical laboratories for people with disabilities.
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With proceeds from a bake sale Oct. 2, the Combined Federal Campaign at NIEHS had raised nearly $32,200, as of Oct. 29, toward its 2012 goal.
Along with his memorial tree at NIEHS, toxicologist Frank Kari, Ph.D., is remembered by the Dr. Frank W. Kari Walkway and Ponds Restoration Project at his alma mater.
This summer, Durham Magazine writer Mark Griffin profiled the First Environments Early Learning Center in a story titled “Eat (And Grow) Your Veggies.”
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Nov 01–02, Rodbell Auditorium Nov. 1, 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.–Nov. 2, 9:00-11:30 a.m. — NIEHS Science Days
Nov 03 (Offsite event), Duke University Levine Science and Research Center, B101, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. — Seminar on “Genetics of variation in human gene expression,” by Vivian Cheung, M.D.
Nov 06, Executive Conference Room 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. — Receptor Mechanisms Discussion Group featuring Albert Baldwin, Ph.D., exploring "Roles of IKK and NF-kappaB in oncogenesis"
Nov 08 (Offsite event), William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, N.C. — Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society annual fall meeting, register (http://www.eventbrite.com/org/255909917)
Nov 14, Rodbell A 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — Keystone Science Lecture Seminar Series, speaker and topic TBA
Nov 15, 101 mall area 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. — America Recycles
Nov 15 (Offsite event), Natcher Conference Center on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md., 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. — Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health Symposium, webcast (http://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?live=11834)
Nov 15 (Offsite event), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1131 Bioinformatics Auditorium, 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. — Seminar on “The many roles of VEGF in the adult” by Patricia D’Amore, Ph.D.
Nov 16, Rodbell A 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Seminar Series, featuring Vargheese Chennathukuzhi, Ph.D., discussing “Pathogenesis of uterine leiomyomas: new molecular mechanisms"
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Scientists committed to developing green solutions for replacing problem chemicals in the marketplace gathered at a meeting Oct. 15-17 in Tarrytown, NY.
During its meeting at NIEHS Oct. 1-2, the panel conducted in-depth discussions and concurred by unanimous vote on each of the NTP’s five main findings.
NIEHS scientists and trainees presented talks and posters at the annual event Oct. 9-12 at the Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, Md.
As of Oct.1, lead researcher Thomas Kunkel, Ph.D., is devoting himself full time to research as head of the DNA Replication Fidelity Group.
The connection between chemicals and obesity was the focus of an NIEHS grantee meeting Oct. 3-4 at the Ann Arbor Regent Hotel in Michigan.
Gad Getz, Ph.D., provided a glimpse of the exciting new world of identifying and treating cancer in his talk Oct. 5 at NIEHS.
Three NIEHS grantees are this year’s recipients of the Jacob Heskel Gabbay Award in Biotechnology and Medicine for their work on the health effects of bisphenol A.
NIEHS celebrated Genomics Day Sept 27 by showcasing new resources for high-throughput assessment and the advanced research those resources make possible.
A bacterial protein in common house dust may worsen responses to indoor allergens, according to research conducted by scientists at NIEHS and Duke University.
A new study finds that dioxin affects not only the health of an exposed rat, but also unexposed descendants through a mechanism of epigenetic transgenerational inheritance.
University of Groningen professor Antoine van Oijen, Ph.D., dazzled NIEHS researchers with images of DNA replication proteins altering single DNA molecules in real time.
A new study funded in part by NIEHS reports that exposure to BPA during pregnancy may affect thyroid hormones levels in pregnant women and newborn boys.
Understanding this signaling mechanism could lead to more precisely targeted therapeutic interventions that have increased efficacy and fewer side effects.
Two NIEHS-funded studies from Columbia University report new findings that link exposures to chemicals found in the home with childhood respiratory problems.
In an Oct. 2 talk at NIEHS, Kami Ahmad, Ph.D., discussed findings from his work on epigenetic control of gene expression and development in a Drosophila model.
A discovery by scientists in the NIEHS Laboratory of Structural Biology opens the door for developing new treatments for human immunodeficiency virus.
An interagency committee administered by NTP has transmitted recommendations to federal agencies on reducing animal use for identifying chemical eye hazards.
NIEHS researcher Scott Williams, Ph.D., thinks he may have discovered how some malignant cells resist aggressive pharmaceutical treatment.
The November issue of Environmental Health Perspectives highlights mercury exposures from mining and the immediate and long-term effects of dam removal.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2012/11/dert/index.htm
- Non-coding DNA variants may link early exposures with later health problems
- Reversible epigenetic changes associated with bee behavior
- Fetal BPA exposure harms reproductive health in primates
- Assay quantifies effects of DNA damage on transcription
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2012/11/dir/index.htm
- New treatment allows medicines to cross blood-brain barrier
- Neuromodulators may affect learning and memory
- Inverse relationship between allergy and heart attack
- Low-level p53 expression reveals supertransactivating response element sequences