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The Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS) presented a 2014 award to retired National Toxicology Program (NTP) toxicologist Barbara Shane, Ph.D., during its annual meeting this fall in New Orleans.
The Office of Health Assessment and Translation (OHAT) announces release of its “Handbook for Conducting a Literature-Based Health Assessment Using OHAT Approach for Systematic Review and Evidence Integration."
NICEATM will host the webinar “Reverse Toxicokinetics: Using In Vitro Data to Estimate Exposures that Could Be Associated with Adverse Effects In Vivo” on January 27, 2015.
NIEHS researchers report that Diversity Outbred mice can accurately predict the range of response to chemical exposures that might be observed in human populations.
Several new sections have been added to the National Toxicology Program’s Nonneoplastic Lesion Atlas over the last few months.
The NIEHS inflammation faculty featured NTP efforts to uncover links between environmental exposures and inflammation in a Dec. 11 webcast seminar.
The National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors was pleased with program updates presented at their Dec. 9-10 meeting.
NTP scientists were on hand Dec. 2–5 to support a high-throughput proposal for screening and prioritizing chemicals in the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program.
NTP Pathologist David Malarkey, D.V.M., Ph.D., was elected this summer as 2015 president-elect of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
NTP has launched a public Website to provide information and updates about NTP’s response to the January 2014 chemical spill into West Virginia’s Elk River.
Friends and colleagues at NIEHS and NTP were shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death Jan. 12 of toxicologist Edward Carney, Ph.D., at age 55.
The National Toxicology Program took center stage Jan. 20 as latest seminar of the popular Big Picture, Small Talk series focused on the Elk River, West Virginia chemical spill.
A student and a lab manager from N.C. A&T travel weekly to NIEHS to enhance their research using state-of-the-art facilities.
The meeting and webcast of the Institute of Medicine Roundtable will explore links between environmental exposures and obesity.
NTP released a handbook so anyone can adopt its systematic review process, helping advance reproducibility in environmental health sciences.
Mamta Behl, Ph.D., discussed NTP toxicity screening tests that compare new flame retardants to the compounds they are replacing.
The field of environmental mutagenesis lost one of its leading figures with the death Dec. 21, 2014 of Frederick de Serres, Ph.D., at age 85 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
NTP shared results of SAN trimer studies, which found no carcinogenicity, with residents near the Toms River Superfund site in New Jersey.
More than 250 viewers learned about methods to extrapolate in vitro data to in vivo dose levels in a Jan. 27 NICEATM webinar.
Erin Quist, D.V.M., will receive the Roger O. McClellan Student Award for her proposed presentation at the 2015 Society of Toxicology conference in March.
NICEATM participated in several events including a workshop on inhaled nanomaterials testing, SOT, an ICCVAM public forum, and presented on skin sensitization at OpenTox USA.
Workshop participants agreed on a new test method that reduces animal use in pertussis vaccine testing and proposed a plan for international adoption.
NIEHS and NTP scientists joined thousands at the 2015 Society of Toxicology conference, discussing cutting-edge research and the NIH grants process.
Women in the Triangle area of North Carolina who take black cohosh can take part in an important study on its health effects.
The April 27 meeting will explore “Understanding How Genetic Variation Modifies Responses to Environmental Exposures.”
The March 5-6 International Symposium on Alternatives Assessment helped advance the field of alternatives assessment.
The Society of Toxicologic Pathology brought speakers from academia, research organizations, and government to share expertise in juvenile toxicology.
The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) will hold a public forum on Wednesday, May 27, to share information and facilitate direct communication with interested stakeholders.
The Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society April 27 meeting explored how genetic variation shapes host response, featuring NIEHS researchers and grantees.
NTP and the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements asked scientists to determine research needs related to health effects of high folic acid levels.
NICEATM supports EPA high-throughput assay plan, attends Korean Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods meeting, and participates in stem cell workshop.
Tox21 research interests have been added to SBIR/STTR grant applications.
A delegation of scientists from NIEHS and NTP promoted high throughput screening tools at a meeting June 18-19 at the University of California, Davis.
Federal agencies shared progress and answered questions on finding alternatives to using animals in product safety testing at the May 27 event.
NTP studies may reassure West Virginia residents impacted by a chemical spill that there is very little reason for concern about long-term health effects.
New and maturing tools to aid the systematic review process and overall NTP research efforts took center stage at the June 16 NTP Board of Scientific Counselors meeting.
Walker’s contributions were recognized with the Herbert E. Stokinger Award from the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed replacing certain animal tests with methods developed in part by NTP scientists.
NTP researcher Sue Fenton, Ph.D., focused a special issue of Reproductive Toxicology on environmental impacts on breast development and disease.
The peer reviewers accepted NTP draft conclusions that a PBDE mixture showed clear evidence of carcinogenic activity in rats and mice.
A panel of experts agreed with the National Toxicology Program that a class of cobalt and cobalt compounds is reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.
NIH has issued a Request for Information as it seeks feedback on a new strategic plan framework.
In preparation for its 50th anniversary next year, the institute requests nominations of notable accomplishments and the people behind them.
NICEATM collaborates to develop international reference chemical list for alternative methods testing, and will give a talk and present 3 posters at the September ASCCT meeting.
An innovative crowdsourcing challenge launched by NIEHS and partners in 2013 has come full circle with publication in Nature Biotechnology.
Researchers including NIEHS grantees and NTP scientists developed the first method to test for kidney toxicity using high throughput screening.
NIEHS welcomed Sally Perreault Darney, Ph.D., as the new editor in chief of Environmental Health Perspectives, on Aug. 24.
A workshop on alternative approaches for identifying acute systemic toxicity was held on September 24-25.
At its yearly meeting, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods discussed recent progress toward alternatives to animal testing.
New National Institutes of Health funding will support research on how environmental exposures affect a child’s health and development.
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, NIEHS joins U.S. efforts to raise awareness and highlight research to help fight the disease.
NICEATM publishes a database of rodent estrogenic bioactivity, and presents a webinar series and workshop
The President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children reviewed progress and recommitted to achieving goals.
Government, academic, and industry representatives moved forward with methods to reduce use of rodents in acute toxicity tests.
An NIEHS and National Academy of Sciences workshop addressed the role of interindividual variability in the regulation of pollutants.
NICEATM participated in several national and international events this fall including an adverse outcome pathway workshop, a read-across workshop, and an ICATM meeting.
Attendees at the 2015 NIEHS Science Days were treated to a minisymposium on connections between inflammation and disease.
The poster by research fellow Erin Quist, already an award-winning scientist, won a blue ribbon at the Society of Toxicological Pathology meeting.
The North Carolina Society of Toxicology fall meeting, “Mouse vs. Man," examined species differences and similarities in toxicological research.
At the FutureToxIII meeting, National Toxicology Program scientists and others assessed how new technologies apply to chemical safety testing.
Creating the healthiest nation in one generation was a key theme of the American Public Health Association meeting in Chicago.
Three Scholars Connect participants won travel funding to attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students in Seattle.
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