Scientists from all corners of the institute meet in January to discuss what studying the exposome can mean at NIEHS.
NIEHS-funded researchers found themselves, this winter, at center stage in the national discussion concerning public health policy and regulatory issues.
The NTP alternative methods program met with international partners Nov. 26-27 in Italy to reach important agreements for advancing 21st century safety testing.
Kids + Chemical Safety website receives Risk Communication award for providing parents peer-reviewed information on chemical risks to children.
This winter, two NTP contract scientists and two NTP postdoctoral fellows received Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology certification.
Four NIEHS grantees will be among new fellows honored this year by the American Association for the Advancement of Science at its annual meeting in Chicago.
In December, former NIEHS fellow Jacqueline de Marchena Powell, Ph.D., translated her postdoc experience into a career as a science writer.
After three years at NIEHS, Jeremy Weaver, Ph.D., found his perfect match with a position as a process development scientist at Grifols Therapeutics Inc.
This September artwork by Sheila Yong, Ph.D, will be on display in offices, labs, and cubicles around the world, as part of Abcam’s new desk calendar.
NIEHS summer intern Mitas Ray was named semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search, earning awards for himself and his school, Enloe High School in Raleigh, N.C.
Inside the Institute
Led by DERT co-chairs, employees respond with enthusiastic support for more than 300 organizations that deliver services to those in need.
Birnbaum and staff celebrate newly remodeled main building facilities at open house Jan. 8.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Feb 05, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Bisphenol A Grantee Meeting
Feb 06, Rodbell Auditorium 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. — Keystone Science Lecture Seminar Series with Carl White, Ph.D., addressing “Novel Countermeasures Against Chemically Induced Airways Injury”
Feb 07, Rodbell Auditorium 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — African American History Month with Crystal deGregory, Ph.D., speaking on “Herstory: Civil Rights (and Wrongs) at Home and Abroad”
Feb 11, Rodbell Auditorium 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Distinguished Lecture Series presentation on “Genetics and Epigenetics of Hormone Dependence” by Myles Brown, M.D.
Feb 12, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. — Feb. 13, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m, Transgenerational Inheritance in Mammals after Environmental Exposure Grantee Meeting
Feb 13 (Offsite event), Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine, Room 40, Duke University 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. — Richard Kwok, Ph.D., discussing “The Gulf Study: Investigating the Human Health Effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill”
Feb 13, Rodbell Auditorium 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. — Keystone Science Lecture Seminar Series with Andrea Gore, Ph.D., discussing “Environmental Endocrine Disruption of the Brain: Past, Present, and Future”
Feb 14 (Offsite event), Levine Science Research Center, Room 247, Duke University 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. — Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program Spring 2014 Seminar Series, featuring Daniel Baden, Ph.D., exploring "From Beach to Bedside: Getting our Feet Wet in Translational Marine Science"
Feb 19–20, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. — National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council
Feb 20, Rodbell Auditorium 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. — Launch of NIEHS-WHO Collaborating Center
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Materials scientist Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D., explored the use of nanoparticles to design better medicines and vaccines in an NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Jan. 24.
In January, NTP debuted a new web-based resource that will help pathologists worldwide better diagnose, record, discuss, and discriminate among rodent lesions.
New studies by NIEHS-funded researchers are helping raise awareness of the potential environmental public health impact of this unconventional natural gas drilling method.
A team of NIEHS-funded researchers met with citizens of Carroll County, Ohio, Jan. 9 marking one of the first steps in the one-year project.
Arizona State University researchers analyzed biosolids from municipal wastewater treatment plants to identify contaminants of emerging concern.
Large systematic in vivo toxicological study finds nearly half the chemicals tested show significant biological responses and detects responses other methods would miss.
SRP researchers discover that novel nitrated-PAHs formed under normal combustion conditions have greater mutagenic properties.
Children’s baby teeth can reveal prenatal and early childhood exposures to a variety of chemicals — data useful for researching health impacts in later life.
In a webcast seminar Jan. 8, two NIEHS-funded scientists from the University of California, Berkeley presented new findings about childhood leukemia.
A meeting of the NIEHS Receptor Mechanisms Discussion Group Jan. 7 featured a seminar by postdoctoral fellow Katherine Burns, Ph.D.
The February issue of Environmental Health Perspectives highlights health effects on the Navajo population of uranium mining, and radioactive consequences of fracking.
The second NIEHS distinguished lecture of 2014 will be presented Feb. 11 by prominent physician scientist Myles Brown, M.D., at 11:00 a.m. in Rodbell Auditorium.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2014/2/dert/index.htm
- Transcription factor influences codon choice and protein evolution
- Compound from mold linked to symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
- New tool for assessing ovarian cancer
- Partnership identifies chemical-gene-disease interactions for inclusion in database
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2014/2/dir/index.htm
- Scientists closer to understanding stem cell self-renewal and differentiation
- Estrogen receptor alpha involved in DES-induced gene expression in male mice
- Identification of a novel mechanism that suppresses glucocorticoid signaling
- Factors critical during early stages of heart development clarified