NIEHS and NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., joined environmental leaders March 20 for the 2nd Annual White House Women and the Environment Summit.
The 12th annual Spirit Lecture, “A Life in Science: From Cloning to Cell Therapies,” was presented March 22 by cell biologist Lydia Villa-Komaroff, Ph.D.
In an editorial in the April issue of EHP, NIEHS and NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., applauds a new international report on endocrine disrupting compounds.
More than 80 researchers and community partners gathered for the NIEHS Deepwater Horizon Research Consortia stakeholder meeting in New Orleans Feb. 22-23.
The session brought together four climate change experts, including NIEHS Senior Advisor for Public Health John Balbus, M.D., Feb. 13 in Washington, D.C.
A new NIEHS-funded study, published in Environmental Justice, chronicles development and progress of the Trade, Health, Environment Impact Project.
NIEHS convened a plenary panel on infectious and non-communicable disease March 16 at a conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.
The NIEHS Rodbell Auditorium was abuzz with activity and laughter March 11 as 21 science teachers and educators joined in the Rx for Science Literacy workshop.
About half of the trainees working at NIEHS in established research programs could potentially qualify for an NIH pilot program known as Keep the Thread.
Although the NIEHS and NTP presence at this year’s Society of Toxicology meeting was much smaller than usual, enthusiasm for science was still in abundance.
Against incredible odds, former NIEHS research fellow Quiana Childress worked her way through college and is now about to enter Ross University School of Medicine.
The 16th annual NIEHS career fair will be held April 26 at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Research Triangle Park, N.C., campus.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Apr 05, Rodbell C 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Epidemiology Branch hosted presentation on “GWAS [Genome-Wide Association Studies] of Lung Cancer in Chinese: Current Findings and Future Strategies” by Hongbing Shen, M.D., Ph.D.
Apr 09, Rodbell Auditorium 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Distinguished Lecture Series, featuring
Michael Cahalan, Ph.D., (http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=2150)
discussing “Cracking CRAC — The Calcium Release-Activated Calcium Channel of the Immune System”
Apr 11–12, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. — "NIEHS Symposium on Unlocking the Promise of Stem Cells"
Apr 12, Rall D-450 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Epidemiology Branch hosted presentation on “Active Smoking and Breast Cancer Risk: An Update from the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study II Cohort and Meta-Analysis,” by Mia Gaudet, Ph.D.
Apr 12 (Offsite event), Levine Science Research Center, Room A247, at Duke University 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. — Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program Seminar Series with Ivan Rusyn, M.D., Ph.D., presenting “Bridging Computational Modeling and Wet-Bench Toxicology: Interdisciplinary Approach to Move the Field Forward”
Apr 17 (Offsite event), Levine Science Research Center, Room A247, at Duke University 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. — Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program Seminar Series with Peter Thomas, Ph.D., topic TBA
Apr 19, Rodbell A 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Seminar Series presentation on "ERalpha [Estrogen Receptor alpha] and Metabolic Disease," by Andrea Hevener, Ph.D.
Apr 26 (Offsite event), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park, N.C. 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — 16th Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair
Apr 30, Rodbell Auditorium 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Distinguished Lecture Series, featuring
Katsuhiko Mikoshiba, M.D., Ph.D., (http://www.brain.riken.jp/en/faculty/details/29)
exploring “Role of IP3 [Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate] Receptor Signaling in Development, Cell Function, and Diseases”
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Infectious disease epidemiologist Julie Parsonnet, M.D., discussed her work as the featured speaker for the 2013 Hans L. Falk Memorial Lecture March 19.
Now in its third year, the consortium’s eight centers gathered once more at NIEHS Feb. 25-26 for an annual review of its progress toward its ambitious goals.
Researchers at NIEHS and guests from nearby institutions had an opportunity March 1 to hear from scientist and visionary Stephen Friend, M.D., Ph.D.
A panel of experts concurred with the preliminary decision by NTP to list 1-bromopropane and cumene as reasonably anticipated human carcinogens.
According to NIEHS scientists, an enzyme normally produced in the body to help fight inflammation, also suppresses allergic responses in asthma patients.
A unique therapy for preventing or reducing harmful cardiac scar tissue may result from a new finding by NIEHS-supported researchers at the UC Davis.
Brown University Superfund Research Program grantees spent Feb. 27 with colleagues at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in Atlanta.
The effects appear to result from oxidant-driven gene expression changes that directly inhibit antiviral pathways in respiratory epithelium infected with flu virus.
A new study finds that low-dose BPA studies do not have consistent results and argues that some of the discrepancies are likely due to basic rodent care issues.
To help advance the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program NTP and NIEHS hosted a Society of Toxicologic Pathology meeting March 21 on pathology endpoints.
Grantee Russell Thomas, Ph.D., proposed a practical, data-driven framework that can provide a near-term solution during a presentation March 15 at NIEHS.
This month’s feature stories in Environmental Health Perspectives explore questions surrounding human risk for Lyme disease and the safety of food additives.
Lead researcher James Putney, Ph.D., will host talks in April by two leaders in the field of calcium signaling, Mike Cahalan Ph.D., and Katsuhiko Mikoshiba, M.D., Ph.D.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2013/4/dert/index.htm
- Contaminated diet contributes to phthalate and bispenol A exposure
- PBDEs may increase risk for Parkinson’s disease
- Father’s obesity could have epigenetic effects
- SOD1 can repress respiration
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2013/4/dir/index.htm
- Structurally similar endocrine-disrupting chemicals use same mechanism to activate estrogen receptors
- Mac-1 is a novel surface receptor of inflammatory response
- Consequences of ribonucleotide removal by topoisomerase 1
- Early-life exposures linked to early menarche in Sister Study