NIEHS and NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., added an interesting twist on the famous quote from Paracelsus during her plenary talk Dec. 4 in Ottawa.
Researchers gained access to more chemical screening data with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency release of new information Dec. 17 on 1,800 chemicals.
Associate Director John Bucher, Ph.D., delivered the keynote lecture at the Karolinska Institutet Nov. 20, on new approaches in toxicology research and testing.
Research by members of the public can meet the rigors of science and help advance environmental health efforts, according to Sara Wylie, Ph.D., of Northeastern University.
Officials at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington cut the ribbon Nov. 18 for a new facility that will serve NIEHS-funded labs on the N.C. coast.
Cindy Lawler, Ph.D., discusses three new reports on autism illustrating the diverse nature of current research and its influence on future directions.
Children possessing a specific genetic risk factor appear more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder when prenatal exposure to air pollution occurs.
Children with autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays are far more likely to experience frequent gastrointestinal problems.
Report finds autism more prevalent among Somali and white children in Minneapolis.
NIEHS welcomed its new Scientific Review Branch chief Nov. 18, as Alfonso Latoni, Ph.D., joined the leadership of the Division of Extramural Research and Training.
NIEHS scientists reaped the rewards of teaching and service as they participated in the Citizen Schools WOW! Event Dec. 12 at Lowe’s Grove Middle School in Durham, N.C.
The end of 2013 marks the first full semester of Duke University Superfund Research Program field work and outreach on the Elizabeth River Project Learning Barge.
Scientists from Pfizer and North Carolina State University culled more than 88,000 studies for information about toxicity for some 1,200 drugs.
Inside the Institute
This year’s Giving Tree allowed 160 area children to have a brighter holiday.
Thanks to volunteers from NIEHS and public service groups, six children in a Durham, N.C. program learned important lessons about healthy lifestyle and diet.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Jan 07, Executive Conference Room 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. — Receptor Mechanisms Discussion Group seminar on “The Role of Estrogen Receptor Signaling in Endometriosis,” by Katherine Burns, Ph.D.
Jan 10, Rodbell B 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. — Exposome Faculty Meeting
Jan 13, Rodbell A 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. — Keystone Science Lecture Seminar Series presentation on “Uncovering Early Life Exposure to Chemical Mixtures,” by Manish Arora, Ph.D.
Jan 17, Rodbell A 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Laboratory of Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology Seminar Series, featuring David McClay, Ph.D., exploring "A Systems and Cellular Analysis of Primordial Germ Cell Homing to the Gonad"
Jan 24, Rodbell Auditorium 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Distinguished Lecture Series with Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D., “Exploiting the Manufacturing Tools of the Microelectronics Industry to Make Precise Organic Particles for Therpeutics and Vaccines”
Jan 30, Rodbell A 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Seminar featuring Sadis Matalon, Ph.D., exploring “Mechanisms and Modification of Halogen-induced Bronchial Hyperreactivity”
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From the more than 2,800 NIEHS-funded studies published in 2013, leaders of the Institute’s three research divisions selected 30 for special recognition as Papers of the Year.
The Dr. Martin Rodbell Lecture Series Seminar Dec. 10 featured Lewis Cantley, Ph.D., discussing the role of phosphoinositide 3-kinase signaling in cancer progression.
Some 60 scientists gathered Dec. 2 at NIEHS for an informative seminar focusing on the NIEHS–NCATS–UNC DREAM Toxicogenetics Challenge.
A panel of experts peer-reviewed the two most recent draft NTP Report on Carcinogens documents, known as monographs, at a public meeting Dec. 12-13 at NIEHS.
A new study by Superfund researchers found the women with the highest levels of phthalate exposure during pregnancy had up to five times the odds of preterm birth.
Understanding the significance of mobile DNA elements is important because half of human genome is derived from them, according to Phoebe Rice, Ph.D.
The NIEHS-funded study of 6- to 8-year-old girls showed that the duration of being breast fed is associated with higher levels of certain polyfluoroalkyl chemicals.
Diet alone can be a significant source of arsenic exposure regardless of arsenic concentrations in drinking and cooking water, according to a new study.
Gymnasts may be ingesting or inhaling dust created by foam blocks that contain hormone-disrupting flame retardant chemicals, according to a new study.
The discovery may help uncover some of the genetic mishaps that contribute to neurodegenerative diseases, as well as point to new therapies for cancer patients.
A new study by NIEHS researchers helps to explain the molecular basis of self-renewal and differentiation in embryonic stem cells.
An ongoing lecture series sponsored by NTP made an unexpected turn into animal ecology Dec. 10 with a talk at NIEHS by zoologist Vladimir Vershinin, D.Sc.
The January issue of Environmental Health Perspectives highlights the role of environmental factors in myopia and the unique qualities of wind turbine noise.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2014/1/dert/index.htm
- Epigenetic changes associated with pancreatic cancer might lead to early detection
- Phthalate exposure linked to preterm birth
- A 3-D map of chromatin interactions
- Girls are reaching puberty earlier
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2014/1/dir/index.htm
- tssRNAs associated with paused Pol II serve as scaffold for transcription factors
- Asthmatic reaction is dependent on dose and timing of endotoxins
- Modest changes in dNTP levels affect cell’s ability to repair mutations
- Distinct features of RNA binding protein make it unique among its family