On July 11, NIEHS welcomed a special delegation of public health scientists and leaders from Thailand, led by Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol.
Birnbaum visited SKC in late June and met with Native American scientists conducting research to help correct tribal health disparities.
A subcommittee of the President’s task force received expert consultation on the impacts of climate change on children’s health.
Eleven high school science teachers spent two weeks learning about biomedical research and sharing approaches for teaching science.
Eight years and 42 awards later at the 2014 Outstanding New Environmental Scientist awardee symposium July 1-2 at NIEHS, there was even more reason to celebrate.
ICCVAM members met with industry, academia, and animal welfare groups in a public forum on alternatives to animal use in safety testing.
The new environmental health center studies how exposure to the urban environment affects human health, in Detroit and beyond.
NIEHS scientists enjoyed an opportunity to stop and think about how their data is archived, at the June 23 Library Infofest.
The NIEHS summer interns enriched their experiences with workshops, a poster session, and awards ceremony.
This summer, NIEHS postdoctoral fellows Kin Chan, Ph.D., and Bret Freudenthal, Ph.D., became the latest winners of generous early-career support from NIH.
This spring and summer three additional trainees transitioned from mentored experiences at the bench to critical next steps in their biomedical careers.
Former NIEHS and NTP trainee Pui-Ling “Melissa” Chan, D.Eng., has been recognized for her research by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
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Staff and colleagues from NIEHS and NTP joined in celebrating the tenure of Hugh Tilson, Ph.D, at Environmental Health Perspectives.
Delta Sigma Theta sorority sponsored its ninth annual Science and Everyday Experiences summer day camp for Durham-area students.
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Aug 05, Executive Conference Room 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. — Receptor Mechanisms Discussion Group seminar by Carmen Williams, M.D., Ph.D., "Estrogenic Chemical Exposure and Female Reproductive Tract Dysfunction"
Aug 07, Rodbell A 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m. — NTP Biomolecular Screening Branch Seminar Series presentation, “Swimming Upstream: The Pfizer Zebrafish Story,” by Donald Stedman, Ph.D.
Aug 12, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — NTP Report on Carcinogens Peer Review Meeting
Aug 15, Rodbell Auditorium 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. — The Office of Human Research Compliance Practical Applications and Regulatory Considerations in Human Research seminar series, “Certificates of Confidentiality,” by Leslie Wolf, J.D., and Kimberly Gray.
Aug 18, Rodbell Auditorium 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — Symposium on Assessing Exposures and Health Effects Related to Indoor Biomass Fuel Burning
Aug 22 (Offsite event), RTI International in Research Triangle Park 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. — NIH Eastern Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core Symposium
Aug 24–28 (Offsite event), University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, Washington — 26th Annual International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Conference - From Local to Global: Advancing Science for Policy in Environmental Health.
Sep 03–05 (Offsite event), William H. Natcher Conference Center on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. — “Adverse Outcome Pathways: From Research to Regulation,” presented by NICEATM and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
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An NIEHS team found that male mice developed lung cancer when exposed to arsenic in drinking water at levels relevant to human exposure.
As blood lead levels increase in children, so do their emotional and behavioral problems, according to a new NIEHS-funded study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
In July, partners in the Tox21 consortium published a new study on compound library pathway profiling and announced a chemical toxicity data model competition.
Researchers from NIEHS and Norway reported higher risk of cerebral palsy for people born into families in which someone already has CP.
NIEHS lead researcher Walter Rogan, M.D., will receive an award this fall for his significant and lasting contributions in maternal and child health epidemiology.
Extensive genetic diversity found in Native Americans in Mexico and the U.S. may affect clinical standards for disease diagnosis and treatment.
Birgit Claus Henn, S.D., described the statistical models she uses to study multiple metals exposure in children, in a July 15 Keystone lecture.
The 2014 K.C. Donnelly externship award will enrich research in environmental health science for five exceptional NIEHS-funded SRP trainees.
Artist and scientist Brandon Ballengee, Ph.D., furthers his research on amphibian limb deformities using art and participatory science.
The June 24 event discussed the evolving field of health literacy and improved health outcomes — an NIEHS strategic plan priority.
NIEHS-funded researchers collaborate with EPA on tools to better measure bioavailability of contaminated sediments at Superfund sites.
In August, Environmental Health Perspectives focuses on harmful algal blooms, and communication during environmental crises like the Elk River spill.
Extramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2014/8/dert/index.htm
- Broccoli sprout beverage helps detoxify air pollutants
- The effects of early-life air pollution exposure on brain development
- Enhancing vesicular packaging may offer new therapeutic target for Parkinson’s
- Potential treatment for mustard gas skin exposure
Intramural papers of the month/news/newsletter/2014/8/dir/index.htm
- NTP develops novel testing strategy
- Solvent exposure before first birth may increase breast cancer risk
- GWAS meta-analysis reveals new DNA loci of lung function
- dGTP starvation has detrimental effects on cells
- Nrf2 increases ABC transporter expression at blood-brain barriers