NIEHS and NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., welcomed members to the 140th meeting of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council Sept. 10-11.
NIEHS and NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., made presentations at two events about environmental factors and women’s cancers Sept. 19 on Capitol Hill.
The Institute reached an important milestone when the World Health Organization (WHO) designated it as a Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Sciences.
NIEHS scientists and other environmental health researchers from around the world gathered Aug. 19-23 in Basel, Switzerland, to discuss cutting-edge research.
NIEHS Senior Advisor for Public Health John Balbus, M.D., participated in a briefing session Sept. 12 for Rep. Lois Capps, D-Calif., and her staff.
NIEHS Senior Medical Advisor Aubrey Miller, M.D., gave the keynote presentation Sept. 12 at the 17th National Congress of Occupational Health in Mexico City.
NTP Associated Director John Bucher, Ph.D., took the mission of NIEHS and NTP to the grass roots Sept. 25, with his keynote address at a meeting in St. Paul, Minn.
Members of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) presented a new vision Sept. 14 to their external advisors.
Thanks, in part, to NIEHS funding, 46 high school students gained new insights into laboratory techniques and real-world applications of toxicology this summer.
Simon Frasier University-based project coordinator Joanne Telfer announced Sept. 13 the official launch of the Canadian Environmental Health Atlas.
The NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (PEPH) webinar Aug. 21 offered important insights into the tribal perspective on important topics.
Eighteen Lowes Grove Middle School students visited NIEHS Sept. 30 to begin learning about cell biology as part of the newest Citizen Schools education outreach effort.
Hosted by Louisiana State University, the meeting featured discussion about new research, technology, communication, and community, as well as trainee awards.
As the person in charge of information technology at NIEHS, Chief Information Officer Bernard Brown will play a vital role in advancing the Institute’s mission.
Inside the Institute
NIEHS and NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., recognized 48 Institute employees during the annual Years of Service awards ceremony held Sept. 4.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Nov 02–06 (Offsite event), Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in Massachusetts — American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition
Nov 05 (Offsite event), Bioinformatics 1131 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Paul Wade, Ph.D., addressing “Gene Regulation by Chromatin”
Nov 06–08 (Offsite event), NIH in Bethesda, Md. — NIH Research Festival
Nov 07–08, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m. — NIEHS Science Day presentations (Nov. 7-8) and awards (Nov. 8), culminating a week-long poster display in the Rall Building lobby and mall
Nov 08 (Offsite event), Levine Science Research Center, Room 247, Duke University 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. — Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program Fall 2013 Seminar Series, featuring Heather Patisaul, Ph.D., addressing “Brain Chemistry: Environmental Influences on Neuroendocrine Development and Behavior”
Nov 13, webinar 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. — EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers 2013 Webinar Series (http://www.epa.gov/ncer/childrenscenters/webinar/2013/overview.html )
Nov 15 (Offsite event), Levine Science Research Center, Room 247, Duke University 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. — Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program Fall 2013 Seminar Series, featuring a presentation by Sherine Chan, Ph.D., on “Environmental Toxicant Exposures, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, and Birth defects”
Nov 18, Rodbell Auditorium 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Keystone Science Lecture Series seminar on “Testing the Developmental Origins of Adult Diseases Hypothesis: The Durham Newborn Epigenetics Study,” by Cathrine Hoyo, Ph.D.
Nov 22 (Offsite event), Levine Science Research Center, Room 247, Duke University 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. — Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program Fall 2013 Seminar Series, featuring a seminar on “Developmental Origins of Central Norepinephrine Neuron Diversity,” by Patricia Jensen, Ph.D.
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In an address to council, Donald Cook, Ph.D., head of the NIEHS Immunogenetics Group, discussed the molecular links his team found between house dust and asthma.
Nearly 80 percent of white men carry a variant form of this gene, according to new work from scientists at NIEHS and Oxford University.
Leaders in the field of toxicogenomics met at NIEHS Sept. 16-17 to discuss the best methods for prioritizing approximately 1,000 genes for use in high-throughput platforms.
Superfund researchers from Columbia University report clear evidence that human activity can increase the extent of naturally occurring arsenic in water.
SRP Program Administrator Heather Henry, Ph.D., organized a session on lead at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting Sept. 8-12 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Former NTP geneticist Jack Bishop, Ph.D., received the 2013 Alexander Hollaender Award Sep. 24 at the society’s annual meeting in Monterey, Calif.
To say thank you, NIEHS celebrated its postdoctoral fellows Sept. 20 with a day full of events, including a general assembly meeting, a trivia contest, and a picnic.
The NIEHS Laboratory of Structural Biology held its annual retreat on Sept. 12-13 at the Botanical Gardens of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Barry Dellinger, Ph.D., will receive the 2014 American Chemical Society (ACS) Award for Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology.
Archana Dhasarathy, Ph.D., and Sergei Nechaev, Ph.D., received an NIH grant to study the epigenetics of development and disease at the University of North Dakota.
A new study finds that mice exposed briefly to the synthetic estrogen immediately after birth had abnormal expression of the Six1 gene in the uterus when they became adults.
Pennsylvania State University Professor Craig Cameron, Ph.D., spoke Sept. 23 at NIEHS on “Human Mitochondrial Transcription.”
First-place winner in the President's Award for Research Competition was Yuanyuan (Laura) Xu, Ph.D., a fellow in the NTP Laboratories Inorganic Toxicology Group.
Research Triangle Park-based Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society will hold its annual fall meeting Nov. 14 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham.
The current issue of EHP, published Oct. 1, highlights the transgenerational impacts of chemical exposure and the Minamata Convention on Mercury. EHP will publish its combined November-December issue Dec. 2.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2013/10/dert/index.htm
- DNA methylation in the human genome
- Genome-wide sequencing links aristolochic acid to cancer
- A better understanding of tissue growth and repair
- BPA linked with obesity in children
- Prenatal nitrate exposure and birth defects
- Mechanism for amyloid-beta accumulation in Alzheimer’s disease
- PBDE levels decrease in pregnant women after ban
- DNA methylation in children
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2013/10/dir/index.htm
- Assessing cockroach allergen exposure via its structure
- Study finds pregnancy length varies by up to 5 weeks
- Role of arginine in polyemerase beta-catalyzed nucleotidyl transfer reactions
- Redundancy in DNA repair mechanisms protects cells from UV-induced DNA damage
- Crystal structures reveal how flame retardants may disrupt estrogen metabolism
- Probiotics use during pregnancy many reduce diseases in children
- Dermatomyositis shares genetic background with other autoimmune diseases
- Identification of novel immune regulatory elements and epigenetic plasticity in memory lymphocytes