National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Director Story Landis, Ph.D., explored the topic “Managing in Difficult Times” in a talk at NIEHS Jan. 17.
NIEHS observed the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 25 with a presentation on obesity, kidney, and metabolic disease research by Griffin Rodgers, M.D.
According to University of Massachusetts Lowell researcher Joel Tickner, Sc.D., the time has come for scientists to take a more solutions-driven approach.
More than 1,000 scientists gathered in New Orleans Jan. 21-23 to discuss the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and its effects on the environment and communities.
NIEHS Scientific Director Darryl Zeldin, M.D., announced Jan. 22 that Kathy Laber, D.V.M., will join NIEHS as chief of the Comparative Medicine Branch.
NIEHS scientists and an international group of collaborators published a commentary in the journal’s Jan. 5 issue about early-life prevention of non-communicable diseases.
A special Federal Emergency Management Agency allocation approved Dec. 29 is helping NIEHS expand safety training in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Former NIEHS Associate Director Sharon Hrynkow, Ph.D., was appointed in December 2012 as president of the nonprofit Global Virus Network of Baltimore.
In January, NIEHS launched a search for a director of the clinical research program at the senior investigator, tenure-eligible level, with a closing date of Feb. 28.
NIEHS research fellow Jeffrey Stumpf, Ph.D. began his new position Jan. 2 as a medical writer with MedThink SciCom in Raleigh, N.C.
Five NIEHS grantees will be among new fellows honored this year by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The group recognized Marti Lindsey, Ph.D., for efforts to develop and disseminate environmental health materials related to issues of concern in the southwestern U.S.
The logo was developed over the past year as part of a larger effort to strengthen the impact of NIH communications.
Inside the Institute
It was another record setting year for NIEHS participation in the Combined Federal Campaign, with pledges exceeding the 2012 goal of $115,000.
A thriving amateur photographer, NIEHS biologist John Petranka is being honored by Wildlife in North Carolina magazine for three of his wildlife photos.
A visiting high school group’s science teacher, Andrew Joseph, Ph.D., was a postdoctoral fellow at NIEHS during the mid-1980s.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Feb 05, Rodbell Auditorium 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Superfund Research Program Wetterhahn Award Seminar with 2012 winner Monica Ramirez-Andreotta.
Feb 06, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. — Rx for Science Literacy Workshop
Feb 08, Keystone 1003AB 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — Office of the Director seminar with Doug Stevens, Ph.D., describing “SKC [Salish Kootenai College] Life Sciences Program: Engaging Native American Studies in STEM through a Research-Intensive Curriculum”
Feb 08, Levine Science Research Center, Room A247, at Duke University 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. — Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Seminar Series, featuring Michael Ashner, Ph.D., discussing “From C. elegans to humans: understanding Mn-induced neurodegeneration”
Feb 13, Rodbell Auditorium 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. — NIEHS Annual Awards Ceremony
Feb 19, Keystone 1003AB 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — Keystone Science Seminar Series featuring Andrew Feinberg, M.D., The Molecular Basis of Common Human Disease
Feb 20–21, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council
Mar 01, Duke University’s Doris Duke Center 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. — Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program
Spring Symposium, (http://sites.nicholas.duke.edu/envhealth/events/spring-2013-symposium/)
“How Epigenomic Effects Mediate Persisting Actions of Developmental Toxicants"
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Noel Rose, M.D., Ph.D., a leading autoimmunity expert, came to NIEHS Jan. 8 and presented “Myocarditis: an environmentally induced autoimmune disease.”
An impressive lineup of speakers at the NIEHS Nano Exposure Workshop Jan. 9-10 underscored how much scientists still don't understand about health effects.
The study suggests that expectant mothers who forgo influenza vaccination may face increased risk of fetal loss if they become ill with the virus.
NIEHS-funded research reports on a newly discovered mechanism in Parkinson’s disease, a finding that could point to an innovative therapeutic approach.
Researchers working in partnership with community groups are featured in a new podcast series by the NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Health program.
Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 underscore the conventional wisdom that air pollution is a major health risk factor across the globe.
Using saliva samples, a new study led by NIEHS grantee Shuk-mei Ho, Ph.D., has identified epigenetic changes to a new biomarker associated with asthma.
A team of U.S. and Finnish researchers found that elevated C-reactive protein, a marker of systemic inflammation, was tied to increased autism risk.
Psychiatrist Laura Bierut, M.D., explored the interplay of environment and genes in smoking behaviors during a talk at NIEHS Jan. 23.
The new findings expand scientists’ understanding of an important receptor and may lead to discovery of a therapeutic target for viral-induced chronic inflammatory illnesses.
News features in the February issue of Environmental Health Perspectives describe potentially promising developments in environmental health.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2013/2/dert/index.htm
- Black carbon from kerosene lamps contributes to climate change
- Bioanalytical tool measures toxicity of bioavailable complex mixtures
- Developing new chemicals free of endocrine disruptors
- Mechanism for increased Parkinson’s disease risk from benomyl exposure
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2013/2/dir/index.htm
- Interdependence of estrogen receptor alpha domains in maintaining male fertility
- Mismatch repair balances leading and lagging strand DNA replication fidelity
- Novel role of Galpha(i) subfamily of G-proteins in axial skeleton development
- The involvement of leptin in fatty liver disease