The My Air, My Health Challenge was announced during a health technology forum June 6 by NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
For more than a year, NIEHS has been working to make human health an integral part of an international agreement on sustainable development.
Community outreach and engagement veteran Andrea Hricko gave a presentation May 24 at NIEHS on effective collaboration between researchers and community members.
In a May 31 email to agency staff, EPA official Lek Kadeli announced the appointment of NIEHS Director Emeritus Ken Olden, Ph.D., to head two high-profile programs.
Emily Zhou, Ph.D., credits her career development experiences as an NIEHS fellow with helping her decide which career track to follow.
Public Radio International broadcast an interview with NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., June 8, as part of its popular “Living on Earth” series.
Students in the second annual NIEHS/EPA Climate Change Workshop June 11-15 got something more than they might have expected from their learning experience.
NIEHS Bioethicist David Resnik, J.D., Ph.D., is the author of a thought-provoking new book appropriately titled “Environmental Health Ethics.”
NTP interagency groups instrumental in developing alternative toxicological methods for safety testing are taking public comments on a draft five-year plan.
Jackson and colleagues attended an informal gathering June 20 at a popular restaurant in Concord, N.H. for a Science Café discussion about arsenic in drinking water.
Inside the Institute
High school and college students from across the country gathered in Rodbell Auditorium for the June 14 kickoff of the 2012 NIH Summer Internship Program at NIEHS.
Participants of this year’s NIH Summer Internship Program attended a question-and-answer style career panel June 19 with five of environmental health’s brightest minds.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
July 03, in the Executive Conference Room 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. — Receptor Mechanisms Discussion Group, featuring Monte Willis, M.D., Ph.D., addressing "The regulation of nuclear receptors by the ubiquitin proteasome system"
July 05, webinar and in Keystone 2128 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. — Superfund Research Program Trainee Webinar Series, webinar registration (https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/560138922)
July 09, in Keystone 1003AB 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. — Genes, Environment, and Health Initiative trainees’ meeting
July 10–11, in Rodbell Auditorium, July 10 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.–July 11 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. — Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Symposium
July 12, in Rall F193 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Laboratory of Toxicology and Pharmacology Seminar Series, featuring Sailesh Surapureddi, Ph.D., topic TBD
July 23–24, in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:00 a.m–5:30 p.m. — Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program Integration Meeting
July 26, in Rodbell Auditorium, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — NIH Summer Internship Program Poster Session
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For researcher Rachel Green, Ph.D., who spoke at NIEHS June 12, understanding the intricacies of translation provides the ultimate in scientific investigation.
NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., opened the European Union Conference on Endocrine Disruptors June 11 in Brussels with her keynote presentation.
A new NIEHS-funded study reports that when a pregnant woman is exposed to a commonly used pesticide, her child’s developing brain may be damaged.
NIEHS gathered twenty leading experts June 7-8 at a Parkinson’s Disease Premotor Symptom Symposium to explore prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment.
A cast of scientists at the forefront of 21st century techniques was on hand at NIEHS May 29-30 for a pair of half-day symposia.
NIEHS stem cell biologists complemented their findings with a video demonstrating the procedures they used in their experiments.
A new study, funded in part by NIEHS, explores the effects of traffic pollution and obesity on the growing number of asthmatics in the U.S. who are 65 or older.
A new NIEHS-funded study of exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers found that toddlers have a significant amount of exposure from house dust.
Organized by NIEHS Biostatistics Branch researchers, a symposium May 24-25 focused on “Emerging issues in analysis and design of large scale genetic studies.”
Emerging scientific advances could transform the way scientists analyze the risk of toxic substances to humans, allowing both more efficient and more exact risk assessments.
The literature-based analysis capabilities of the National Toxicology Program took center stage during the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors meeting June 21-22 at NIEHS.
This month’s feature stories in Environmental Health Perspectives tackle the timely issues of fracking and replacements for toxic chemicals.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2012/7/dert/index.htm
- Gene variants linked with faster Parkinson’s disease progression
- Cardiovascular effects of Beijing Olympics air pollution reduction
- Environmental exposures influence behavior of later generations
- Semiconducting properties of nanoparticles linked with oxidative damage
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2012/7/dir/index.htm
- Pol II pausing modulates basal gene expression in signal transduction cascades
- Clustered mutations attributed to body’s natural defenses
- STAT6 and LRP1 polymorphisms are associated with food allergen sensitization in Mexican children
- Socioeconomic adversity in early life impacts the future risk of rheumatoid arthritis