The once proud Motor City was a perfect venue for the latest community health forum June 18 featuring NIEHS and NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., and Gwen Collman, Ph.D., were the featured guests at the Association of Public Health Laboratories June 4 in Raleigh.
To address the issue on a global level, WHO convened a Working Meeting on E-Waste and Child Health June 11-12 in Geneva.
With its latest group of Scholars Connect student interns, NIEHS tried something a little different — a hands-on laboratory basics boot camp June 3-5.
The winning technology for the My Air, My Health Challenge was announced June 4 at the Health Datapalooza in Washington, D.C.
NIEHS/NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., addressed a crosscutting theme of the strategic plan with creation of the Office of Scientific Information Management.
Mobile industry estimates suggest that in the not too distant future nearly everyone in the world will communicate through mobile devices.
The NIEHS Worker Education Training Program held a workshop June 11-12 in Washington, D.C., to improve and expand the concept of safety culture.
This spring, Rosemarie Ramos, Ph.D., landed a position that combines her research interests in epidemiology with her passion for addressing health disparities.
Participating on the prestigious Politics of Climate Change Forum co-sponsored by The New Republic magazine June 19 was NIEHS senior advisor John Balbus, M.D.
John Balbus, M.D., highlighted the important role of NIH and NIEHS in meeting the climate change challenge in a keynote speech at the awards ceremony June 20.
NIH observed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Pride Month June 13 with a panel discussion on bullying across the lifespan.
Inside the Institute
NIEHS Scientific Director Daryl Zeldin, M.D., urged participants of the 2013 Summer Internship Program to take charge of their educational experience at NIEHS.
More than 100 youngsters, ranging from toddlers to teens, enjoyed fun, exercise, and creative learning June 20 at NIEHS Bring Your Family to Work Day.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
July 02, Executive Conference Room 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. — Receptor Mechanisms Discussion Group presentation on “Molecular Mechanisms of Steroid Hormone Resistance as Revealed by the Glucocorticoid Receptor,” by Priya Ramamoorthy, Ph.D.
July 10, Webinar 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. — Partnerships for Environmental Public Health: Oceans and Human Health, register at
July 15, Rall F193 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Office of Scientific Director seminar by Victoria Seewaldt, M.D., topic TBA
July 19, Rodbell Auditorium 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — Office of Director seminar on “Carbon Nanotubes Verses Asbestos: Toxicity Concerns,” by Qamar Rahman, Ph.D.
July 25, Rodbell Auditorium 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Summer Internship Program Poster Session
July 29–31, Rodbell Auditorium — Environmental Health Disparities and Environmental Justice Meeting, contact
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An innovative crowdsourced computational challenge sponsored by NIEHS and partners launched June 11 with an announcement by Sage Bionetworks.
The Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society is marking its 31st anniversary in 2013, with an integrated pair of workshops on cancer.
NTP received both praise and input about how to move forward on several important topics June 25 at its Board of Scientific Counselors meeting.
New NIEHS-funded research from the University of Cincinnati finds higher hyperactivity scores at age 7 among children exposed in infancy.
In what the authors believe is the first epidemiological evidence of its kind, a new NIEHS-funded study links mitochondrial DNA with susceptibility to air pollution.
A new study led by Masahiko Negishi, Ph.D., head of the NIEHS Pharmacogenetics Group, was recognized by the Faculty of 1000.
An unlimited number of red blood cells and platelets can be generated from induced pluripotent stem cells in vitro, according to a recent study funded in part by NIEHS.
Joanna Jaworska, Ph.D., a principal scientist with Procter and Gamble in Belgium, visited NIEHS May 20–21, hosted by the NTP alternative methods center.
Using a novel genetically engineered mouse model, NIEHS-funded researchers investigated gene-environment interactions possibly related to mental illness.
Sven-Eric Jordt, Ph.D., has come a long way in studying how certain airborne pollutants interact with sensory nerve cells to cause eye, nose, and throat irritation.
Structural biologists from NIEHS were on hand for the annual Mid-Atlantic Macromolecular Crystallography meeting May 30-June 1 at Duke University.
Scientists and regulators from around the world met to review progress in safety evaluation strategies and cancer risk assessment May 16-17 in Paris.
This month, Environmental Health Perspectives celebrates growth in its impact factor and highlights stories on sustainable farming and the risks and rewards of nanosilver.
The workshop, titled “Translational Alternative Models and Biomarkers Predictive of Drug or Chemical Cardiovascular Risk,” will be held Oct. 10–11 at NIEHS.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2013/7/dert/index.htm
- Teeth analysis reveals early-life dietary transitions
- Nano GO Consortium studies health effects of nanoparticles
- Prenatal BPA exposure alters brain function and behavior in mice
- Dietary nicotine associated with lower Parkinson’s disease risk
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2013/7/dir/index.htm
- Ribonucleotides direct the mismatch repair machinery to DNA sequence errors
- Beta-arrestin-2 is major player in development of abdominal aortic aneurysm
- The role of p53 during bacterial pneumonia
- Phenobarbital directly binds to EGFR to activate CAR in the liver