On Feb. 20, Maria Neira, M.D., helped launch the NIEHS-WHO partnership for promoting public health — in the Americas and worldwide.
NIEHS participants at Gulf conference review public health findings to date and discuss improving preparedness for future events.
Following up on changes suggested last September, the council meeting Feb. 19-20 provided more time for council discussion and input to NIEHS planning.
NIEHS and NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., was the featured speaker Feb. 12 at the Brunel University Institute for the Environment Public Lecture in London.
On Feb. 7, Crystal deGregory, Ph.D., engaged NIEHS with fascinating stories of the American and Bahamian civil rights struggles.
The International Rett Syndrome Foundation has announced an award to NIEHS neurobiologist Serena Dudek, Ph.D., a 2-year, $98,000 grant that began in January.
NIEHS and SOT will sign a memorandum of understanding during the 53rd annual meeting of SOT March 23-27 at the Phoenix Convention Center.
NIEHS and NTP scientists pursued alternatives to animal testing for toxicity assessments, at a January FutureTox II conference, held at UNC-Chapel Hill.
In new study funded in part by NIEHS, researchers found that Americans are being exposed to lower levels of some phthalates banned from children’s products.
Pennsylvania conference presents speakers from academia, government, industry, and the public to explore knowledge of health effects from hydraulic fracturing.
Graduate student Andy Shapiro presents webinars on Health Assessment Workplace Collaborative, an online tool he created to support chemical risk assessments.
This winter, NIEHS biostatistician Shyamal Peddada, Ph.D., received a prestigious award from the Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics.
Among his many pursuits, long-time NIEHS grantee Bruce Hammock is recognized for exceptional research and collaboration.
Inside the Institute
The Feb. 11 ceremony recognized unsung heroes, teams, and individuals for their excellence in a variety of endeavors.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Mar 03–04, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Superfund Research Program Arsenic Workshop
Mar 03 (Offsite event), French Family Science Center at Duke University 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. — Computational Biology Seminar by Bing Ren, Ph.D., on "Long-range Control of Gene Expression — a 3D Perspective"
Mar 04 (Offsite event), Auditorium Room 2104 of the Toxicology Building on the Centennial Campus at North Carolina State University 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. — Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Program Seminar on "GLIS Transcription Factors: Mechanism of Action and Roles in Development and Disease," by Anton Jetten, Ph.D.
Mar 05, Rodbell A 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. — Seminar by Richard Peterson, Ph.D., “The Beat Goes on: Dioxin and Disrupted Heart Development”
Mar 07 (Offsite event), Searle Center Lecture Hall at Duke University 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. — Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program Spring Symposium
Mar 07 (Offsite event), Dreyfus Auditorium at RTI International 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — NIH Eastern Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core Symposium, registration (http://www.rti.org/page.cfm?objectid=56ED6385-FBFD-CB60-78DC256AD39F2853)
Mar 08, Rodbell Auditorium 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. — Triangle Consortium for Reproductive Biology Symposium
Mar 11, Rodbell Auditorium 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Distinguished Lecture featuring Melissa Moore, Ph.D., exploring “Assembly and Dynamics of Uber Complex RNPs.”
Mar 12, Keystone 2164/2166 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — NTP Risk Communication Seminar
Mar 23–27 (Offsite event), Phoenix Convention Center — 53rd annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology
Mar 24, Rodbell Auditorium 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. — NIH Office of Equity Diversity and Inclusion Summit
Apr 01, Executive Conference Room — Receptor Mechanisms Discussion Group Seminar Series presentation on “The Glucocorticoid Receptor: a Role in Mediating Arsenic Toxicity,” by Rebecca Fry, Ph.D.
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The NIEHS Division of Extramural Research and Training hosted the Transgenerational Inheritance in Mammals after Environmental Exposure grantees meeting Feb. 12-13.
Researchers at NIEHS demonstrate that sites of age-associated DNA methylation are disproportionately methylated in a variety of cancers.
Research into the clinical implications of premotor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease can lead to better understanding of its causes and early disease processes.
In a paper published in Lancet Feb. 20, NIEHS-funded scientists report on the vulnerability of the developing brain and the neurotoxicity of industrial chemicals.
Alteration of dopamine storage, which can be affected by exposure to PCBs and certain pesticides, may contribute to Parkinson’s disease.
NIEHS grantee Tomás Guilarte, Ph.D., found that a widely-used biomarker for diagnosing brain injury can also help determine the severity of myocarditis.
A study published Jan. 27 in JAMA Neurology investigates association between exposure to DDT and genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease.
SRP-funded researchers find that New Bedford Harbor killifish show evidence of adaptation to the harbor’s PCB-contaminated sediments.
As part of an ongoing lecture series highlighting the broad range of research by its grantees, NIEHS hosted a talk Feb. 6 by pediatric pulmonologist Carl White, M.D.
Using a novel assay to study chromosome gain, the researchers described mechanisms that may be employed by cancer cells or pathogenic fungi on the path to drug resistance.
The NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Health webinar Jan. 23 explored the agency’s commitment to develop, apply, and validate cutting-edge scientific methods.
The March issue of Environmental Health Perspectives focuses on health impacts of feminine hygiene products and personal lubricants, and the NTP Nonneoplastic Lesion Atlas.
The next NIEHS Distinguished Lecture of 2014 will be presented by Melissa Moore, Ph.D., March 11 at 11:00 a.m. in Rodbell Auditorium, hosted by Karen Adelman, Ph.D.
RTI International will host the second NIH Eastern Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core Symposium March 7 in RTP.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2014/3/dert/index.htm
- New animal model reveals role of abnormal DNA repair in lupus
- Developmental exposure to BPA increases prostate cancer risk
- Human stem cells reveal gene-environment interaction in Parkinson’s disease
- Simulation helps prioritize housing interventions based on health outcomes and costs
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2014/3/dir/index.htm
- SIRT1 plays a vital role in bile acid absorption and homeostasis
- X-ray crystallography reveals previously unknown damage response pathway
- Nicotine enhances neuronal firing in hippocampal cells
- Identifying respiratory syncytial virus risk using gene markers