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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

March 2016

Falk lecture focuses on homeostasis in the individual neuron
Gina Turrigiano, Ph.D.

Gina Turrigiano, Ph.D., discussed the brain’s visual cortex and how neurons regulate themselves, in the Falk Lecture’s 30th year.

Epigenetic enzymes and regulation of transcription
Trevor Archer

NIEHS biochemist Trevor Archer, Ph.D., discussed “Using Epigenetic Enzymes to Regulate Transcription,” in a Duke University seminar.

Breysse highlights CDC environmental health activities
Headshot of Patrick Breysse

Patrick Breysse, Ph.D., visited NIEHS Feb. 19 to highlight work done by the two CDC agencies that he now directs.

Council members support new NIEHS initiatives
Gwen Coleman

At the February meeting, the advisory council heard updates on programs gave a thumbs-up to three newly proposed initiatives.

NIEHS scientists stand out at regional reproductive biology meeting
Zhao and Phyllis Leppert

The spring meeting included and a poster award for trainee Fei Zhao, Ph.D., and talks by Humphrey Yao, Ph.D., and trainee Kathryn McClelland, Ph.D.

Expert panel agrees with draft NTP reports
Jon Mirsalis

A panel of experts agreed with draft NTP conclusions on carcinogenicity and toxicity of antimony trioxide and the metalworking fluid TRIM VX.

Connecting high throughput assay results to animal test outcomes
Warren Casey, Ph.D.

Attendees at a recent workshop identified steps needed for high throughput test data to begin serving existing toxicity testing needs.

Society of Toxicology meeting to feature sessions led by NIEHS and NTP
SOT Logo

Scientists from NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program will be involved in numerous sessions at the upcoming SOT meeting in New Orleans.

Fifty years of unique training opportunities at NIEHS
Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. Director, NIEHS & NTP - Speaking

As NIEHS celebrates 50 years of scientific research, Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., reflected on developing a high-caliber training program.


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