NIEHS Toxicology Liaison Chris Weis, Ph.D., was on the road last month speaking on the link between hazardous mineral fibers and an epidemic of respiratory ailments.
Sindura Ganapathi, Ph.D., took an important step in his career when he transitioned from being a trainee to his new role as an associate program officer at the Gates Foundation.
Robert Boswell, Ph.D., began the new year with yet another addition to his long list of honors and accomplishments since leaving NIEHS in 1986.
Two NIEHS/NTP scientists and two NTP postdoctoral fellows recently took an important step along toxicology’s professional track with DABT certification.
As NIEHS looks forward to its 50th anniversary, NIH geared up for a celebration of 125 years of turning discovery into health.
Association of Schools of Public Health official Mike Stephens addressed the growing national deficit, specifically its impact on federal funding of public health research.
NIEHS grantee Gail Prins, Ph.D., is one of three researchers who are winners of 2011 Researcher of the Year awards at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Mary Lamielle, executive director of the National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, received the 2012 Camden County (N.J.) Freedom Medal.
Researchers and Community Engagement Core leaders were on hand to share health and exposure information on arsenic and lead to the thousands of people at the two-day event.
Organizers of the South Atlantic National Research Conference are accepting registrations for a forum March 21-22 at the Raleigh (N.C.) Convention Center.
NIEHS/NTP colleagues were saddened by the death of Kamal Abdo, Ph.D., Dec. 22, 2011, in Bahama, N.C. at age 73.
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The program featured a talk by toxicologist Lemuel Russell, Ph.D., and three inspirational performances by students from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
One factor in CFC’s success this year, several observers agree, was the leadership provided by NIEHS Deputy Associate Director for Management Chris Long.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Feb 03, in Rodbell A, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Seminar Series, featuring Michael Waterman, Ph.D., speaking on “Structure/Function of CYPs 21A2 and 17A1 in Biosynthesis of Steroid Hormones”
Feb 06–07, at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, N.C., 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — NIEHS Data Sharing Workshop
Feb 07, in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Seminar featuring Ann Reed, M.D., “A Phenotypic Conundrum: My Experience Studying Inflammatory Myositis”
Feb 08–09, in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — NTP Technical Reports Peer Review
Feb 10, in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Seminar featuring Elise Kohn, M.D., topic TBA
Feb 14, in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Falk Lecture with Danny Reinberg, Ph.D., speaking on “Molecular Mechanisms of Epigenetic Inheritance.”
Feb 15–16, in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council meeting
Feb 16, in Keystone 1003, 2:00–3:00 p.m. — Keystone Lecture Seminar Series, featuring Marie-Francoise Chesselet, M.D., Ph.D., exploring “Gene and environment risk factors for Parkinson's disease: from man to mice and back”
Feb 29 (Offsite event), at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, 2024 W. Main Street, Ste. A200, Durham, N.C., 12:00–1:00 p.m. — Postdoc Professional Development Workshop, “Scientific Publishing From the Inside Out,” (http://www.nescent.org/cal/calendar_detail.php?id=811)
by Science Magazine Associate Editor Sacha Vignieri, Ph.D.
Mar 01, in Keystone 1003, 10:00–11:00 a.m. — Keystone Lecture Seminar Series, with John Rawls, Ph.D., addressing “Host-microbe symbiosis in the zebrafish intestine”
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The daylong minisymposium Jan. 10 at NIEHS showcased scientific presentations by many leaders in the field of epigenetics, chromatin biology, development, and disease.
NIEHS grantees and government scientists gathered Jan. 17-19 at NIEHS to update their research efforts on bisphenol A in ARRA-funded research projects.
NIEHS welcomed fellow scientists, practitioners, and leaders in women’s health to a consortium for the singular purpose of highlighting women’s reproductive health.
The first nationally representative sample looked at the prevalence of the most common type of autoantibody known as antinuclear antibodies.
Grantee Rebecca Fry, Ph.D., and her colleagues found elevated levels of arsenic over a period of 11 years in a number of counties that border the Carolina slate belt.
Rajendra Kumar, Ph.D., presented new findings that offer insights into the mechanisms responsible for infertility and insufficient production of the male sex hormone.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Jason Lieb, Ph.D., spoke Jan. 20 at NIEHS about how the organization of DNA in the genome affects gene expression.
NIEHS senior investigator David Armstrong, Ph.D., reported on new findings about the regulation of synaptic plasticity by endocrine modulators found in the environment.
In its feature story of the month, Environmental Health Perspectives examines the impact of environmental exposures on America’s growing obesity epidemic.
The epigenetic biochemist will provide insights into epigenetics research with his talk on “Molecular Mechanisms of Epigenetic Inheritance.”
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2012/2/extramural/index.htm
- New way to remove heavy metals from water
- Perfluorinated compounds and immune response in children
- Menthol lessens irritation from cigarette smoke
- Measuring cockroach allergen in the air
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2012/2/intramural/index.htm
- Catching DNA polymerase beta in the act of mutagenic bypass of 8-oxoG
- In utero tobacco smoke exposure associated with illnesses in adult women
- Crystal structure of a kinase advances research for rational drug design
- Phosphorylation status links cellular stress and GR transcriptional response