Nearly two years after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 10,000 cleanup workers and volunteers have enrolled in the Gulf Long-term Follow-up STUDY.
NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., will receive the National Research Center for Women & Families 2012 Health Policy Hero Award.
When the Society of Toxicologic Pathology gathers in June for its annual symposium, its new president-elect will be NTP/NIEHS pathologist Robert Sills, D.V.M., Ph.D.
In a new clinical opinion paper, NIEHS- and EPA-funded children’s health specialists advocate for a proactive approach for preventing harmful environmental exposures.
More than 150 scientists, experts, and stakeholders involved in children’s environmental health convened March 6-7 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md.
The two-day NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Health meeting March 7-8 included a variety of activities designed to promote grantee interactions.
NIEHS senior research Ken Korach Ph.D., is this year’s winner of the Dale Medal, the highest accolade awarded by the Society for Endocrinology.
In March, NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., was doubly honored as a role model with talks at Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Carolina.
Veteran NIEHS grantee Michael Smerdon, Ph.D., received the Eminent Faculty Award during the annual Showcase celebration March 30 at Washington State University.
The cool San Francisco weather and heavy rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the more than 7,000 scientists who attended the annual meeting March 11-15.
The NIEHS Office of Science Education and Diversity welcomed Institute staff to Rodbell Auditorium Feb. 28 for a unique training seminar titled “Outreach 101.”
Staff of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Research gathered Feb. 15 for a talk by NIEHS Superfund Research Program researcher Staci Simonich, Ph.D.
NIEHS welcomed representatives of North Carolina's public and private sectors to the 10th annual North Carolina Environmental Stewardship Initiative (ESI).
NIEHS researcher Karen Adelman, Ph.D., recently received tenure for her work on how the environment impacts gene expression.
NIEHS will welcome Todd Park April 5 for a presentation on the U.S. Department of Health Human Services Health Data Initiative.
NIEHS co-hosted the South Atlantic National Research Conference, "Engaging the Community for Research Success: What Scientists and IRBs Need to Know."
Inside the Institute
Although it wasn’t officially spring yet when NIEHS employees picked up litter around the campus lake March 13, it was a great time for a lakeshore clean sweep.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Apr 03 (Offsite event), Webinar 1:00–2:00 p.m. — PEPH webinar titled “Examining and Communicating the Health Implication of Arsenic in our Food System,” (https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/198613834)
featuring Margaret Karagas, Ph.D., and Laurie Rardin
Apr 05, in Rodbell Auditorium, 10:00–11:00 a.m. — Seminar on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services technology, with Todd Park speaking on “The Health Data Initiative: Unleashing the Power of Open Data and Innovation to Improve Health”
Apr 09, in Keystone 1003, 2:00–3:00 p.m. — Seminar on “Assessing the Impact of Research,” by Kristi Holmes, Ph.D., and Cathy Sarli
Apr 10, in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Rodbell Lecture with Keith Yamamoto, Ph.D., exploring “Cell-, Gene-, and Physiology-Specific Regulation by the Glucocorticoid Receptor”
Apr 16, in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Laboratory of Molecular Genetics Fellows Invited Guest Lecture, featuring Reuben Harris, Ph.D.
Apr 16, in Rodbell Auditorium, 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. — Spirit Lecture, “From Stem Cells to Complex Patterning in the Embryo,” presented by Gail Martin, Ph.D.
Apr 23–24, in Rodbell Auditorium, 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. — NTP Neuropathology Symposium
Apr 24 (Offsite event), at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park, N.C., 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. — Genetic and Environmental Mutagenesis Society spring meeting, “Emerging Environmental Issues”
Apr 26, in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Laboratory of Toxicology and Pathology Seminar Series with Michael Kasten, M.D., Ph.D., topic TBA
Apr 26, in Keystone 1003, 2:00–3:00 p.m. — Seminar with Paige Lawrence, Ph.D., topic TBA
Apr 27 (Offsite event), at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park, N.C., 7:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — 2012 NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair
Apr 30, in Rodbell Auditorium 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Laboratory of Molecular Genetics Fellows Invited Guest Lecture, featuring Kenneth Marians, Ph.D., speaking on “Mechanisms of Replication Fork Restart"
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A team of scientists from NIEHS and Penn is the first to show calcium ions entering the egg from the outside are needed for key events that propel the egg to the two-cell stage.
NIEHS grantee Philippe Grandjean, M.D., has shown that higher levels of exposure to perfluorinated compounds are associated with reduced immune response in children.
The journal Hormones and Cancer is highlighting a new paper by NIEHS and NTP scientists as one of nine available free at the journal’s website.
With an NIEHS Small Business Innovation Research grant, a company is developing equipment for extracting valuable metals from acid rock drainage waste water.
A feature in the March 2 issue of Science, “LIFE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES: Animal-Free Toxicology,” highlights NIEHS/NTP predictive toxicology initiatives.
Developmental biologist John Rawls, Ph.D., spoke March 1 at NIEHS on the relationship of intestinal tract flora balance and risk of obesity, an important public health challenge.
NIEHS scientist Anne Lai, Ph.D., was one of three honored presenters at the 2nd Annual NIH Women Scientist Advisors Committee Scholars seminar March 2 in Bethesda, Md.
An NIEHS-funded study by grantee Heather Stapleton, Ph.D., was selected as top science paper of 2011 by the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
NIEHS grantee Staci Bilbo, Ph.D., studies the influence of the neonatal environment on the immune system and its impact on the adult brain.
One of the first large-scale genomic studies conducted in a developing country suggests a possible route for preventing disease in people exposed to arsenic.
NIEHS grantees Paul Turek, M.D., and Constance John, Ph.D., of MandalMed Inc., are developing a human-cell based testis model to study reproductive toxicology.
The NIEHS Partnerships in Environment Public Health program presented the first installment of its environmental health and education webinar series Feb. 28.
NIH researchers from two institutes and one center have demonstrated that some anti-oxidants damage DNA and kill cells instead of protecting them.
This month EHP takes on the issue of assigning actual dollar values to ecosystem services as a step toward better managing them and thus preserving human health.
NIEHS lead researcher Samuel Wilson, M.D., will present the 19th annual Granville H. Sewell Distinguished Lecture in Environmental Health April 18 at Columbia University.
Biochemist Keith Yamamoto, Ph.D., will present the 2012 Rodbell Lecture, “Cell-, Gene-, and Physiology-Specific Regulation by the Glucocorticoid Receptor,” April 10 at NIEHS.
NTP Host Susceptibility Group leader Jef French, Ph.D., NIEHS grantees, and several NIEHS research associates will be among the presenters April 18-19.
Extramural Papers of the Month/news/newsletter/2012/4/dert/index.htm
- Air pollution linked to cognitive decline
- Predicting sudden changes in pollution patterns
- Epigenetic interactions between flame retardant exposure and autism mutation
- Early BPA exposure and asthma development
Intramural Papers of the Month/news/newsletter/2012/4/dir/index.htm
- Researchers find novel binding target for rotenone
- Novel role for a DNA polymerase in repairing damaged bases in C. elegans
- (Bi)sulfite oxidation prompts neutrophils to produce free radicals
- Synthetic estrogen induces feminization in male mice via ERalpha