More than 230 participants gathered for the Environmental Health Disparities and Environmental Justice Meeting July 29-31 at NIEHS in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
The Environmental Health Disparities and Environmental Justice Meeting July 29-31 was designed to foster multidirectional communication among participants.
NIEHS and NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., found herself on familiar turf Aug. 6 as she presented one of three keynote addresses at a meeting in San Antonio.
In August, NIEHS postdoctoral fellow Georgette Charles, Ph.D., moved from the bench to a position with AVOS Consulting, a division of INC Research in Raleigh.
NIEHS grantee Michael Smerdon, Ph.D., is one of 24 scientists elected this year as members of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.
Donald Cook, Ph.D., has been with the NIEHS Laboratory of Respiratory Biology since 2005, studying how inhaled allergens and environmental pollutants affect the lungs.
The NIEHS-funded Superfund Research Program welcomes newly funded Occupational and Safety Training Education Programs on Emerging Technologies.
Chinese public health scientists are pursuing a Memorandum of Understanding with leading U.S. biomedical research centers at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and NIEHS.
NIEHS Senior Advisor for Public Health John Balbus, M.D., played a leading role in a three-part webinar this summer on global health and sustainable development.
This summer, the Duke University Superfund Research Program has ramped up postings on its blog, ToxInsider, to explain NIEHS-funded research findings.
High school students from across the country explored environmental health topics and learned more about scientific research at a weeklong summer camp.
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NIEHS employees concluded the 2013 Feds Feed Families campaign with its final collection Aug. 28, for a total of 3,612 pounds of donated food and hygiene items.
Friends and colleagues were saddened by news of the death Aug. 22 of NIH retiree Walter Olds at age 87 in Cary, N.C.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Sep 03, Executive Conference Room 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. — Receptor Mechanisms Discussion Group Seminar Series presentation on "New Roles for an Old Receptor: AHR Function in Hepatic Progenitor Cells and Non-genomic Regulations of Metabolic Pathways," by Russell Thomas, Ph.D.
Sep 06, Rodbell A 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Seminar Series, featuring Folami Ideraabdullah. Ph.D., speaking on "Identifying Heritable Mechanisms of Epigenetic Response to Environment"
Sep 06 (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 Bruce Blumberg, Ph.D., speaking on “Obesogens, Stem Cells, and the Transgenerational Programming of Obesity”
Sep 10, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. — National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council meeting
Sep 11, webinar 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-NIEHS Children's Centers 2013 Webinar Series, focus on asthma, featuring Andrew Liu, M.D., and Rob McConnell, Ph.D. http://www.epa.gov/ncer/childrenscenters/webinar/2013/overview.html (http://www.epa.gov/ncer/childrenscenters/webinar/2013/overview.html)
Sep 13 (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 Elena Braithwaite, Ph.D., speaking on “Metal-Regulatory Transcription Factor 1 — Its Interacting Partners and Downstream Targets”
Sep 20 (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 presentation on “Toxins and Genes: A New Perspective in Gene-Environment Interactions in Schizophrenia,” by Tomas Guilarte, Ph.D.
Sep 20, Rodbell Auditorium 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. — National Postdoctoral Appreciation Day
Sep 23, Rodbell Auditorium 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Laboratory of Molecular Genetics Fellows’ Invited Guest Lecture featuring Craig Cameron, Ph.D., topic TBA
Sep 24, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — SACATM meeting
Oct 01, Executive Conference Room 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. — Receptor Mechanisms Discussion Group Seminar Series presentation on "Progesterone Action on Normal and Abnormal Human Endometrium," by Steven Young, M.D., Ph.D.
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The study, published in the August issue of Toxicological Sciences, focuses on beta-HBCD and the effects of the flame retardant chemical on female mice.
RTI hosted the NIH Eastern Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core Symposium Aug. 9 at its Research Triangle Park, N.C. headquarters.
Work by three trainees in the NIEHS Reproductive Developmental Biology Group won top honors at the Society for the Study of Reproduction meeting July 19-23 in Montreal.
NIEHS researchers have discovered how some commonly used flame retardants, called brominated flame retardants, might possibly disrupt the endocrine system.
Researchers in the NIEHS Epidemiology Branch found a much broader range in the length of human pregnancies than is usually considered average.
In an Aug. 5 talk at NIEHS, cancer researcher Susan Wallace, Ph.D., described her latest findings on a process that influences cancer susceptibility and carcinogenesis.
Two NIEHS-funded scientists — Judy Van de Water, Ph.D., and Rebecca J. Schmidt, Ph.D. — are making significant strides in unraveling the mystery of autism.
Arantza Muriana, Ph.D., gave a presentation Aug. 19 on the utility of zebrafish for toxicity testing, hosted by the Toxicology and Biomolecular Screening Branches.
Industrial livestock operations that use subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics could expose workers to drug-resistant bacteria, according to a new study co-funded by NIEHS.
A group of molecules developed to break down pollutants in water is one step closer to commercial use, thanks to developmental testing led by a Superfund researcher.
Fellows of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics welcomed pharmacologist Yves Pommier, M.D., Ph.D., for a talk on cancer therapeutic research Aug. 12 at NIEHS.
This month, Environmental Health Perspectives focuses on advances in combating aflatoxins in the food supply and explores the gut microbiome in health and disease.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2013/9/dert/index.htm
- Cigarette smoke affects genes associated with heart and lung health
- Graphene sheets pierce and enter cells
- Global cost of childhood lead exposure
- Understanding the cytotoxicity of hexavalent chromium
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2013/9/dir/index.htm
- APOBEC cytidine deaminases generate many mutations in human cancers
- Observing a DNA polymerase using time-resolved crystallography
- How specific stressors alter p53 binding and transactivation
- Early mouse development influences norepinephrine neuron diversity