During May, two more organizations stepped forward to recognize NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., for advancing the field of environmental health science.
As usual, there was a wide-ranging agenda at the 136th meeting of Council May 22-23 at NIEHS, including the current NIH budget situation.
More than 350 participants gathered April 27 at the EPA main campus in RTP for the 15th Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair.
As toxicologists and other scientists accumulate exponentially greater volumes of information, they are faced with the challenge of managing the growing terabytes of data.
NIEHS has taken a lead role in convening stakeholders, including the scientific and regulatory communities and industry, to help address questions about extraction.
The Breast Cancer Fund celebrated its 20-year anniversary May 15 by honoring NIEHS and Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., with its Heroes Award.
NIEHS celebrated the Institute’s third annual Ethics Day May 9 with a program including two talks about ethical considerations at work and at the bench.
NIEHS sponsored or co-sponsored two events, during May, related to the upcoming Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development June 20-22.
NIEHS epidemiologist Dale Sandler, Ph.D., has been elected as an alumni member of the Johns Hopkins Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health.
The young apprentices showed off their new knowledge May 3 for parents, family, friends, and the community in a public showcase called WOW!
Scientists with an interest in the clinical translation of stem cell-based technologies now have an additional online resource with the launch of a new website.
A cadre of future NIH science management and policy leaders made the trek April 23 from Bethesda to North Carolina.
David Ciplet, a graduate student in the Brown University Superfund Research Program, has received a prestigious Switzer Environmental Fellowship award.
More than 100 hazardous material and radiation safety and health trainers gathered May 7-8 in Knoxville, Tenn., to share best practices and new techniques.
Inside the Institute
NIEHS marked this year’s Health and Fitness Week, which began May 14, by including Family Day as part of the weeklong celebration.
The NIEHS Environmental Awareness Advisory Committee hosted a presentation by automotive expert Richard Cregar May 3 as part of its Earth Day celebration.
NIEHS scientists in the Laboratories of Molecular Genetics and Structural Biology took a break from research to attend the 27th annual strawberry feast May 1.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
June 04, in Building 101, F-193, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — Laboratory of Signal Transduction Seminar Series with Stephen Shears, Ph.D.
June 07–08, in Rodbell Auditorium, June 7 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.–June 8 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. — Seminar on “Environmental and Etiologic Implications of Parkinson’s Premotor Symptoms”
June 12, in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Distinguished Lecture Series with Rachel Green, Ph.D., speaking on “Quality Control on the Ribosome During Translation”
June 14–15, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., June 14 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.–June 15 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. — Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions Workshop on Systems Biology-Informed Risk Assessment, Registration (http://nas-sites.org/emergingscience/workshops/omics-informed-risk-assessment/)
June 19, in Building 101, F-193, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. — Laboratory of Molecular Genetics Seminar Series with Jan Drake, Ph.D., speaking on “Like DNA replication, eukaryotic DNA mismatch repair is intrinsically asymmetric”
June 21–22, in Rodbell Auditorium, June 21 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.–June 22 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. — NTP Board of Scientific Counselors
June 23 – May 26 (Offsite event), in Houston, Texas — Endocrine Society Annual Meeting and Expo
View More Events: NIEHS Public Calendar
Biochemist Paige Lawrence, Ph.D., delivered a guest lecture April 26 at NIEHS on the relationship between environmental agents and defects in the immune system.
New research from a team led by NIEHS scientists has identified DNA regions in yeast and in some cancers that have a disproportionately high number of mutations.
The findings result from a productive collaboration between NIEHS-funded researchers at Washington State and U.S. Department of Defense scientists.
In her seminar, “Adventures in polymorphisms and p53 function,” cancer biologist Maureen Murphy, Ph.D., discussed her research on variants in the p53 protein.
New work from an NIEHS team of researchers suggests that changes to the immune system are partly responsible for genistein-induced rodent infertility.
The study is part of a larger, decades-long project that is exploring the differences in susceptibility to infection among individuals.
New research with Pygmies suggests that variants leading to short stature could be attached to a genetic code beneficial for adapting to life in a tropical environment.
NIEHS visiting fellow Fumin Lin, Ph.D., has won a $1,000 travel award for research he presented at the NIH Stem Cell Research Symposium May 10-11 in Bethesda, Md.
During their meeting May 22, Council members enjoyed scientific talks by award-winning researchers Leona Samson, Ph.D., and Thomas Kunkel, Ph.D.
A new NIEHS-funded study led by Junfeng (Jim) Zhang, Ph.D., shows how air pollution contributes to cardiovascular disease risk.
The NIEHS Centers for Neurodegeneration Science (CNS) program held its fourth annual meeting May 3-4 at NIEHS.
A pilot study showed that new technology accurately predicted breathing rates for most of the 22 adult participants during a variety of activities.
Experts gathered May 14-16 to discuss the hypothesis that exposures during early development can lead to increased disease risk later in life.
This month’s Environmental Health Perspectives features a discussion of some of the environmental health pros and cons of common packaging materials used for food.
Rachel Green, Ph.D., will give a talk June 12 titled “Quality Control on the Ribosome During Translation,” hosted by NIEHS lead researcher Traci Hall, Ph.D.
The workshop will take place Sept. 19–21 at the USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics at the National Centers for Animal Health in Ames, Iowa.
An innovative interagency program continues its 2012 workshop series with an exploration of “Systems Biology — Informed Risk Assessment" June 14-15.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2012/6/dert/index.htm
- Prenatal exposure to PAHs linked to childhood obesity
- BPA associated with IVF implantation failure
- Guidelines for risk of illness from beach sand
- DNA mismatch repair introduces mutations in non-dividing cells
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2012/6/dir/index.htm
- Chromatin structure changes during course of glucocorticoid receptor activation
- Novel assay measures DNA breaks in human cells exposed to tumor inhibitors
- Mechanism for endocrine disrupting chemicals is dose and cell type specific
- SIRT1 is a crucial regulator of mammalian metabolic homeostasis