Members were updated on recent activities and achievements, grappled with implications of ongoing budget restrictions, and voted to approve three concepts for new initiatives.
The 16th annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Fair took place April 26 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s campus in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Creative planning helped organizers make the 4th annual Ethics Day May 21 another fun and interesting experience for people from all sectors of NIEHS.
Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., and NIEHS grantees were plenary presenters at the high-profile Pediatric Academic Societies meeting May 4-7 in Washington, D.C.
NIEHS grantee Gokhan M. Mutlu, M.D., was one of 80 early-career physician scientists inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation for 2013.
Brian Rogers’ career path took a wonderfully circuitous route, and he wants to inspire others to believe in themselves, too.
Scientists in the NTP Laboratory Neurotoxicology Group earned recognition this year in the International Society for Neurochemistry Advanced School.
The careers of University of Arizona graduate students Linnea Herbertson and Corin Hammond gained momentum this spring with foundation awards.
Three members of the Michigan State University Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program are winners of the 2013 Applied Research Award.
Ashley Godfrey, Ph.D., completed her four-year postdoctoral training at NIEHS and in May joined the Duke Cancer Institute as a scientific review officer.
As the annual general meeting of the NIEHS Trainees Assembly May 10 underscored, career development is more important than ever in today’s market.
The meeting was part of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition’s outreach plan to educate the university community about an EPA cleanup proposal.
Members of the NIEHS community turned out May 2 to show their support for outreach efforts by Institute trainees at Lowe's Grove Middle School in Durham, N.C.
Inside the Institute
This year’s Seattle-like cool, damp spring weather April 29-May 3 failed to detour enthusiasts from indoor events or from the high-profile outdoor competitions.
NIEHS Associate Staff Scientist Geoffrey Mueller, Ph.D., was one of ten local scientists featured April 16 at the 180 Degree series event Weird Science.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
June 04, Executive Conference Room 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. — Receptor Mechanisms Discussion Group presentation by David Collier, M.D., Ph.D., discussing “Xenobiotic Obesogens and Childhood Obesity: A Clinical Perspective"
June 06 (Offsite event), North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Room D-239 12:15 p.m.–1:15 p.m. — Molecular Biomedical Sciences Seminar featuring a presentation by Joseph Graziano, Ph.D., on “Poison in the Well: Exposure, Consequences, and Remediation of Arsenic in Bangladesh”
(directions and parking) (http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/directions/)
June 10–12 (Offsite event), World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva — International Meeting on Electronic Waste and Children
June 11–12 (Offsite event), Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. — Joint workshop on safety culture with the NIEHS Worker Education and Training Program, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and Center for Construction Research and Training
June 15–18 (Offsite event), Moscone Center in San Francisco — Endocrine Society
annual meeting (http://www.endo-society.org/endo2013/)
June 25, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — NTP Board of Scientific Counselors
June 26, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Workshop on identifying opportunities for global integration of toxicogenomics databases
June 30 – July 04 (Offsite event), Seoul, South Korea — 14th International Congress of Toxicology
View More Events: NIEHS Public Calendar
The prestigious Dr. Martin Rodbell Lecture April 30 went international this year with Katsuhiko Mikoshiba, M.D., Ph.D., as its fifteenth speaker.
During her distinguished lecture May 8, Marie Davidian, Ph.D., focused on the role statistical methods will need to play in developing personalized treatment strategies.
Members heard presentations on the state of the science for endocrine disrupting chemicals and findings on genome-wide interactions with smoking.
At the annual meeting May 20-21, there was even more than usual to cheer, as the program looked forward to its renewal after a yearlong hiatus.
A new NIEHS-funded study in the journal Nature shows that chemical signatures in teeth can be used to uncover aspects of early life dietary transitions.
In a new study published in Molecular Cell, researchers report uncovering an identification signal on the newly copied DNA strand that marks it for repair.
Research supported in part by NIEHS is addressing big questions about plant growth and offers potential solutions for meeting increased agricultural demand.
Chromosome Stability Group research characterizes key proteins involved in homology-driven recombinational repair, a mechanism of DNA double-strand break repair.
Raina Maier, Ph.D., director of the University of Arizona (UA) SRP Center and an expert in environmental microbiology, spoke on phytostabilization of mining waste.
The May 15 briefing on biomimetic microsystems on Capitol Hill was sponsored by the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus.
The CalFit smartphone application improves air pollution exposure assessment by providing personal data on time-location patterns and physical activity.
Growing evidence, including a new study on rheumatoid arthritis by scientists at NIEHS, shows that exposures in early life can have long-term impacts on health.
Leaders from academia, government, and industry gathered in New Orleans May 15-18 for the 13th International Congress on Combustion By-Products and Their Health Effects.
The new study showed that gene expression changes associated with tumor-related metabolism vary significantly across 22 types of human tumors.
This month’s Environmental Health Perspectives highlights environmental justice issues related to hog farming and the matrix of risk for elevated blood lead in refugee children.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2013/6/dert/index.htm
- Elevated numbers of copy number variants linked with autism
- How dietary omega-3s reduce tumor growth
- Air pollution associated with increased risk for serious birth defects
- Text mining improves chemical-gene-disease curation
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2013/6/dir/index.htm
- DNA methylation could predict breast cancer risk
- The mechanism of action of a natural estrogenic compound
- Human mitochondrial DNA polymerase ineffectively repairs acrolein-induced adducts
- Coordinating DNA double-strand break repair at both ends