Environmental Factor, November 2007, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
In an effort to help the NIEHS community better understand the changing demographics of aging and emerging patterns of chronic disease among seniors, the NIEHS Diversity Council Disability Advocacy Committee (DAC) presented a mini symposium October 30 with experts in the fields of aging research and senior care...read more
NIEHS grantee Sven-Eric Jordt, Ph.D., already had plenty to be proud of as he joined 55 other young researchers at the White House November 1 for an awards ceremony....read more
When Venus Welch came to NIEHS to work in the 2007 Summers of Discovery program, she had no idea that five months later she would be addressing experts in toxicogenomics and bioinformatics at the First International Conference on Toxicogenomics Integrated with Environmental Sciences (TIES)...read more
Now in its fifth year, the NIEHS Annual Science Awards Day is a fall tradition for the Division of Intramural Research. The event celebrates the scientific achievements of investigators and trainees with a full day of oral presentations and poster sessions...read more
National Toxicology Program Toxicologist Ron Melnick, Ph.D., found himself in good company at the November 6 Awards Ceremony held by the American Public Health Association (APHA) during its 135th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC...read more
Hugh A. Tilson, Ph.D. a nationally recognized environmental health scientist, has been named the new editor-in-chief of Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), a journal published by NIEHS...read more
Acting Deputy Director Bill Suk, Ph.D., traveled to Bangkok, Thailand for the 6th Princess Chulabhorn International Science Congress (PC VI) November 26 - 29...read more
Inside the Institute
It didn't take long for most people at the Institute's first Mix and Mingle session in Nottingham Hall November 14 to see the wisdom behind the new series of get-togethers initiated by NIEHS Acting Director Sam Wilson, M.D...read more
Eastern Band of the Cherokee historian and Welcome Center representative Buck West shared his personal and tribal history with NIEHS staff during a Native American Heritage Month lecture November 14...read more
People who think that even world-class athletes need a break after a tough competition haven't yet talked to NIEHS Program Administrator Liam O'Fallon....read more
In Rodbell Auditorium on November 8, Michael B. Kastan, M.D., Ph.D., became the twenty-third scientist to give the NIEHS Hans L. Falk Memorial Lecture, an annual seminar that features a researcher who has made significant contributions to environmental health sciences research...read more
The Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society (GEMS) celebrated 25 years of bringing together the area's junior investigators, trainees and veteran investigators at its 2007 Fall Meeting in Research Triangle Park...read more
In his work as director of the Superfund Basic Research Program at Duke University, Toxicologist Richard Di Giulio, Ph.D., combines evolutionary theory, ecology, basic biology and toxicology into a research approach he describes as "evolutionary toxicology."...read more
In a new study, researchers report they could detect toxic levels of acetaminophen in laboratory animals by analyzing gene expression in the blood. This NIEHS-funded study could be a first step in developing accurate new tools to detect acetaminophen overdose in humans...read more
NIEHS is helping to open new lines of interdisciplinary communication with its sponsorship of the first in a series of international conferences emphasizing the application of bioinformatics in the fields of toxicogenomics and environmental genomics...read more
This year's seven Outstanding New Environmental Sciences (ONES) awardees will visit NIEHS on January 7, 2008 to meet NIEHS staff and make presentations about their work. The ONES awardees will receive five-year grants totaling $3.5 million to support direct costs, equipment and other resources. ..read more
The 2007-2008 NIEHS Distinguished Lecture Series continues at 11:00 a.m. on December 11 with a talk by Errol C. Friedberg, M.D., titled "Specialized DNA Polymerases in Higher Organisms: Insights from the Polk Knock-Out Mouse."...read more
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the two NIEHS Superfund programs, the Superfund Basic Research Program (SBRP) and the Worker Education and Training Program (WETP). NIEHS plans two anniversary celebrations of the programs, which were created under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986. The first Superfund awards were made in 1987....read more
- Age-Related Cognitive Decline and Lead Exposure
- Have Particulate Air Pollution Regulations Affected Mortality Risks?
- Statin Drugs Maintain Lung Function in the Elderly
- Polymorphisms in Nucleotide Excision Repair Genes and Breast Cancer Risk
- Identification of a New Base Excision Repair Cofactor
- A Novel Mechanism for Integrating Inositol Phosphate Signaling Pathways
- Hydrophobicity is Necessary in nAChR Signaling
- The Role of Accessory Proteins in Translesion DNA Synthesis
Calendar of Upcoming Events
- December 3 - 5 (Off-site) at Washington Duke Inn, Durham, 8:00 - 5:00 - "Superfund Basic Research Program: 20 Years of Success and a Vision for the Future"
- December 5, in D250, 2:00 - 3:00 - Robert Rice, Ph.D., speaking on "Suppression of insulin effects, protein kinase C action and Notch1 signaling by arsenic."
- December 6, in Rodbell Auditorium, 8:00 - 5:00 - NTP Board of Scientific Counselors
- December 6, in Building 101 Mall, 7:30 - 3:00 - Holiday Craft Fair
- December 7, in Rodbell Auditorium, 9:00 - 10:00 - Frontiers in Environmental Sciences Lecture Series, featuring H. T. Banks, Ph.D., topic TBA
- December 7, in Rodbell C, 11:00 - 12:00 - LRDT Seminar Series: Jeanne Wilson-Rawls, Ph.D., speaking on "Notch signaling in folliculogenesis and gonadal development"
- December 10 - 12 (Off-site) at Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, 8:00 - 5:00 - Environmental Justice Grantee Meeting
- December 11, in Rodbell Auditorium, 11:00 - 12:00 - Distinguished Lecture Series with Errol C. Friedberg, M.D., speaking on "Specialized DNA Polymerases in Higher Organisms: Insights from the Polk Knock-Out Mouse"
- December 12, in Rodbell Auditorium, 7:30 - 3:00 - Blood Drive
- December 13, in F193, 10:30 - 11:30 - LPC/LMT Seminar Series with Bruce J. Aronow, Ph.D., speaking on "Exploring Biological Systems Network Structures and Functions Responsible for Development, Homeostasis, and Disease"
- December 14, in Rodbell Auditorium, 9:00 - 10:00 - Frontiers in Environmental Sciences Lecture Series, featuring Sharon Hrynkow, Ph.D., topic TBA
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