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On Nov. 1, NIEHS will celebrate its 50th anniversary. The year of celebrations kicks off Jan. 21 with a public oral history event.
Peer reviewers agreed with the National Toxicology Program preliminary recommendations to list five viruses as known to be human carcinogens.
Mountaintop removal and fluoride were among the research areas reviewed by the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors.
The Society of Toxicology named Warren Casey, Ph.D., of the National Toxicology Program, winner of the 2016 Enhancement of Animal Welfare Award.
ICCVAM hosted a webinar about computational methods that use data about structure, properties, and toxicity from tested chemicals to predict characteristics of untested chemicals.
The annual NIEHS awards ceremony commemorated the institute’s 50th anniversary, honoring teams and individuals for accomplishments in 2015.
Five NIEHS alumni returned Jan. 22 to help kickoff a yearlong celebration of the institute’s 50th anniversary.
Innovative thinkers are sought for a $1 million federal challenge to advance the field of predictive toxicology by addressing metabolites.
NTP will host a workshop to inform strategies for its health hazard assessment and identify areas for research.
Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., presented data on lead and current plans for addressing the Flint water crisis, at a meeting of NIH directors.
A panel of experts agreed with draft NTP conclusions on carcinogenicity and toxicity of antimony trioxide and the metalworking fluid TRIM VX.
Attendees at a recent workshop identified steps needed for high throughput test data to begin serving existing toxicity testing needs.
Scientists from NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program will be involved in numerous sessions at the upcoming SOT meeting in New Orleans.
The Teratology Society recognized Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D., from the National Toxicology Program, with the 2016 F. Clarke Fraser New Investigator Award.
NICEATM presents webinar series, ICCVAM holds a public forum, NICEATM deputy director gives keynote, and new EPA guidance for testing pesticides.
NIEHS staff at the annual Society of Toxicology meeting led classes, demonstrated technology, exhibited posters, and discussed grants.
The North Carolina Society of Toxicology continued its honored tradition March 2, showcasing developments at the leading edge of toxicology.
The National Toxicology Program assembled an international panel of experts to discuss how disruptions to circadian rhythms affect health.
A public forum for updates on test methods and approaches will be held May 25.
Scientists at NIEHS and NIOSH reported insights into both allergic and inflammatory responses in the lungs of mice inhaling mold spores.
The Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society’s spring meeting took a new approach, focusing on outreach and communicating science.
National Toxicology Program advisers gave scientific input on the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, and certain water disinfection by-products.
NIEHS scientists found metals levels in brain fluid do not represent frontal cortex levels, and samples from Alzheimer’s patients had more iron.
NTP predoctoral trainee Dierdre Tucker received three awards for her studies on health effects of alternatives to bisphenol A.
The NIEHS Scholars Connect Spring Symposium recognized the four students completing their year and named one as Outstanding NSCP Scholar.
The first NIEHS Science in the Cinema event drew about 200 kids and parents to a free showing of “WALL-E” and hands-on science activities.
On May 25, ICCVAM held its annual public forum to discuss activities related to the development and validation of test methods and approaches that may replace, reduce, or refine animal use.
NTP discussed new findings on potential health hazards of cell phone radiofrequency radiation in a May 27 telephone press conference.
Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D., highlighted groundbreaking advances in chemical safety testing to science enthusiasts in Research Triangle Park.
Ten NIEHS postbaccalaureate fellows shared their research at the National Institutes of Health Postbac Poster Day.
About 300 people attended a National Toxicology Program workshop exploring challenges faced by researchers studying botanical supplements.
Heinrich Malling, Ph.D., a major a figure in genetic toxicology, died May 23 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Scientists, policy experts, and students from the local area discussed efforts to advance global environmental health, through research, collaboration, and education.
Scientists from NIEHS and around the country explored the links between inflammation, mitochondrial metabolism, and the environment in a workshop at NIEHS.
NIEHS played a key role in two Native American health and research events in June, including an award for Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
At the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors June meeting, Scott Masten, Ph.D., reviewed nominations, setting the stage for discussion of new studies.
Efforts to develop a U.S. roadmap for replacement of animal use were highlighted at a May 25 public forum.
National Toxicology Program genetic toxicologist Stephanie Smith-Roe, Ph.D., shared black cohosh research at a lunchtime seminar.
NICEATM participated in multiple meetings and requested information on test methods for developmental and acute systemic toxicity.
From small towns in New York, to research laboratories and the halls of Congress, PFOA and PFOS are a growing concern.
SOT celebrated the NIEHS 50th anniversary with a symposium on collaboration, past and future, to create a safer and healthier world.
NIEHS has released a new tool to help environmental health researchers who want to include economic analyses in their studies.
The 2014-2015 Biennial Progress Report from ICCVAM is published and NICEATM presents at the American Chemical Society National Meeting.
Authors of a new paper call for research on whether environmental exposures to mixtures of noncarcinogenic chemicals may lead to cancer.
Important milestones from 50 years of NIEHS history are now available for exploring in a new interactive timeline.
A congressional briefing, an expert meeting on inhalation toxicity, and annual advisory committee meeting were the key events in the past month.
Raymond Tice received an award from the Alternatives Research and Development Foundation.
Using hexavalent chromium as a case study, the National Toxicology Program developed a new approach to evaluating impact of its research.
NIEHS Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., was one of seven recipients of the 2016 North Carolina Award, the state’s highest civilian honor.
Researchers, policy makers, and others met to reflect on 25 years of endocrine disruptor research, as part of the NIEHS 50th anniversary.
A group of furniture manufacturers invited Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., to speak on finding safer alternatives to chemicals used in the industry.
The newly updated Report on Carcinogens was released November 3, and includes the listings for 7 new substances, including five viruses, a chemical, and a metallic element.
The Champion of Environmental Health Research Awards recognize 12 individuals for their significant contributions to the field.
Mementos and artifacts collected throughout this golden anniversary year are now available on the 50th Anniversary web pages.
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Methods wholeheartedly endorsed speeding up efforts to reduce animals use in toxicology testing.
NICEATM requests data on zebrafish embryo chemical screening and NLM host tutorials on ToxTutor and ALTBIB.
The report, released Nov. 3, added trichloroethylene, cobalt and certain cobalt compounds, and five viruses linked to cancer in humans.
Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D., won a Lush Cosmetics Young Researcher — Americas Prize, for work to eliminate animal use in safety testing.
NIEHS participation in the American Public Health Association meeting in Denver emphasized recent public health milestones and paths forward.
NIEHS scientists played central roles at the fall meeting of the Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society.
The North Carolina Chapter of the Society of Toxicology meeting explored how stem cell and epigenetics innovations may serve toxicology.
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