More than 200 researchers, responders, and planners participated in a June workshop exploring the need for public health research during and after disasters.
NTP received the go-ahead June 17-18 to pursue six research concepts, ranging from bisphenol S to xylenes, from its Board of Scientific Counselors.
The new user-friendly and platform-responsive AHS website launched April 25, designed to assist study participants and promote use of data.
NIEHS research fellow Diana Cruz-Topete, Ph.D., received a 2014 Future Leaders Advancing Research in Endocrinology Internship from the Endocrine Society.
NIEHS and NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., was among civilians and commissioned officers honored by the U.S. Public Health Service June 10 in Washington.
The NIEHS Predictive Toxicology and Disease faculty meeting June 2 attracted some fifty scientists from across the three research divisions.
The NIH Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion marked yet another first, this June, with a panel discussion on transgender health disparity to kick off LGBT Pride Month.
Now in its third year, the NIEHS Scholars Connect Program got off to a busy start June 2-4 with an intensive training program taught by NIEHS postdocs.
The NIH Summer Intern Program welcomed participants with a breakfast seminar June 12. The following week, the program held a panel session on scientific career paths.
When the results of the 2015 Fellows Award for Research Excellence were announced in June, 17 NIEHS trainees joined the elite group of young scientists so honored by NIH.
NIEHS IRTA Fellow Amanda Conway, Ph.D., was selected to receive a 3-year NIGMS PRAT Program fellowship to study gene regulation during early embryonic development.
Postdoctoral fellows are involved in two new support efforts for the 2014 NIH Summer Internship Program at NIEHS.
Inside the Institute
This year’s NIEHS Bring Your Kids to Work Day June 12 allowed grandparents, parents, and children to join in a day of food, fun, and science.
NIEHS celebrated World Environment Day June 5 by cleaning up the 1.2-mile stretch of Hopson Road between its main campus and Keystone building.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
July 01–02, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Awardee Symposium
July 08, Webcast 8:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m. —
, Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee meeting
July 10, Rodbell Auditorium 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. — Summer Internship Program seminar, "Climate Change and Human Health"
July 15, Keystone 1003A/B 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — Keystone Science Lecture Seminar Series featuring Birgit Claus Henn, S.D., discussing metal mixtures and neurodevelopment
July 15, Rodbell Auditorium 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. — Office of the Director Seminar Series featuring Christopher Austin, M.D., topic "Catalyzing Translational Innovation", webcast
July 17, Keystone 1003A/B 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. — NTP seminar with Brandon Ballengee, Ph.D., discussing “Predation-induced Limb Deformities in Southern Quebec Amphibians”
July 21–22, Webcast 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. —
Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions (http://nas-sites.org/emergingscience/meetings/bioplatform/)
workshop, "Biological Platforms: The Potential of the Tissue Chip for Environmental Health Studies,"
July 22, Webcast 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. —
Seminar, “The Environment and Lung Cancer: Old and New Causes,” featuring Jonathan Samet, M.D.
July 24, Rodbell Auditorium 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Summer Internship Program poster session
July 28, Rodbell Auditorium 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — Clinical Research Program seminar, “Conducting Human Subjects Research (Practical Applications)”
View More Events: NIEHS Public Calendar
Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., and 13 employees of NIEHS and NTP were among recipients of NIH Director’s Awards presented at a ceremony June 12 in Bethesda.
A global consortium using GWAS reported in Nature Genetics six new loci that influence lung function, possibly leading to new therapies for lung diseases.
At the May 29 Keystone lecture, John Stegeman, Ph.D., discussed his work in ecotoxicology, focusing on both manmade and algal toxins.
Scientists from NIEHS and the National Institute of Mental Health were the first to show that a specific area of the brain allows animals to respond to social threats.
Leonardo Trasande, M.D., drew a full house to his Keystone lecture, discussing the economic costs of environmental chemical exposures.
NIEHS-funded scientists at the University of Southern California found that plane activity at Los Angeles International Airport worsens air quality 10 miles away.
NIEHS staff and grantees travelled to Cluj-Napoca, Romania, May 25-29, for the Central and Eastern European Conference on Health and the Environment.
NIEHS-funded researchers discovered a mechanism that causes healthy cells to transform into cancerous melanoma.
Intestinal microbiota and how they might contribute to obesity and brain metastases were highlighted in a May 21 NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Health webinar.
NIEHS researchers find that women with occupational exposure to solvents between puberty and birth of their first child may have increased risk of breast cancer.
SRP staff showcased available tools and resources at the National Association of Remedial Project Managers Training Program June 16-20 in Atlanta.
NIEHS Health Scientist Administrator Daniel Shaughnessy, Ph.D., is one of two principal speakers at a Metabolomics Symposium Aug. 22 at RTI International.
July's Environmental Health Perspectives examines the microbial environments of hospitals, and emerging initiatives to improve reproducibility of scientific findings.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2014/7/dert/index.htm
- Prenatal exposure to flame retardants linked with lower IQ
- Technique for identifying safe alternatives to BPA
- Repairing UV-induced DNA damage
- High molecular weight phthalates linked to later puberty onset
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2014/7/dir/index.htm
- NTP review framework addresses environmental health questions
- Polymerase beta complements aprataxin function by catalyzing a deadenylation reaction
- RORgamma regulates hepatic glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity
- INO80 regulates embryonic stem cell fate and blastocyst development
- Novel structural insights into HIV reverse transcriptase