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NIEHS/NTP Director Dr. Kenneth Olden receives Society of Toxicology's Public Communications Award

Dr. Kenneth Olden, Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program, will be presented the Public Communications Award by the Society of Toxicology at their annual meeting March 21, 2004, in Baltimore, Maryland. He is cited for his highly visible role in making a compelling case for improving the science base for environmental health decisi...

NIEHS and UNC to collaborate on registry of 20,000 subjects

Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, N.C., one of the National Institutes of Health, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are collaborating on a registry that will eventually include 20,000 patients at various UNC medical facilities and will allow researchers to better study the relationship between environmental exposure...

NIEHS-funded researchers find low-level ozone increases respiratory risk of asthmatic children

New evidence gathered in a study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences suggests that asthmatic children who use maintenance medication are particularly vulnerable to the effects of ground-level ozone, even at levels well below the federal standard set by the Environmental Protection Agency.... ... Their research results were published Oct. 8 in the Journal of the Ame...

NIEHS study identifies gene for hydrocephalus in mice

Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences have identified a gene called RFX4 that is responsible for the birth defect hydrocephalus in mice. Loss of a single copy of this gene in mice leads to a failure of drainage of cerebrospinal fluid from the brain cavity, which causes the skull to swell. ...... About one child in 2,000 worldwide is afflicted by hydrocephalus. I...

NIEHS, NTP director receives honorary doctorate

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Director Kenneth Olden, Ph.D., will be presented the honorary degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Rochester May 18 at commencement ceremonies in Rochester, N.Y. ...... In a letter to Dr. Olden, University of Rochester President Thomas H. Jackson said, Your career at the National Institutes of Health and your dedication to cance...

Advisory panel on federal report on carcinogens makes recommendations to NIEHS/NTP for new listings

. An expert advisory panel today recommended to the federal government that steroidal estrogens be listed as a "known" cause of cancer in humans in a future Report on Carcinogens.. While panel members said these steroids have important medical uses and clear medical benefits, they have long been associated under certain conditions of use with a risk of uterine and breast cancers. The panel agre...

NIEHS urges safety workers to prepare for Y2K false alarms and malfunctions

. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' Worker.Education and Training Program said today that safety and contamination clean-up.workers should make Y2K computer checks to prevent false alarms at the beginning.of the Year 2000 -- or the possibility of alarm failures in truly hazardous.situations. . . But the program said that safety workers should also prepare f...

NIEHS-cloned gene linked to a natural substance that reduces vascular inflammation, a key to arterial clogging

. Scientists at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences,.Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and the University of Virginia have.shown that naturally occurring fatty acids can help prevent vascular.inflammation, a key component in the development of atherosclerosis-- the.so-called "hardening" of the arteries that leads to many heart attacks and.strokes.. . The fat...

NIEHS And U.C. Davis Researchers Find Protein That May Be Key To Non-Hormonal Family Planning And Treatment Of Infertility

. Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.and the University of California at Davis report that one of the body's.approximately 70,000 proteins, called fertilin-beta, is essential for bringing.together sperm and egg for fertilization. The research team, led by Chunghee.Cho of UC-Davis, presented findings that will be a milestone in understanding.how a new l...

NIEHS Finds Protein That Counteracts Inflammation And Wasting That May Target Rheumatoid Arthritis And Crohn's Disease

. Scientists at NIEHS have identified a protein which may help in the.quest for drugs to fight inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis,.Crohn's disease, physical wasting, and graft-versus-host disease. The protein.may help counteract the ill effects when the body produces excessive amounts of.another protein key to fighting infection. . In proper balance, a bodily pro...

Three-Way Gene-Gene-Environmental Exposure Interaction Shown By NIEHS To Escalate Smoking-Related Bladder Cancer

. Some smokers face a particularly high risk of bladder cancer because of.variations in two genes that work together to escalate their already high risk,.scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences report. . The distinctive study may be the first to define a three-way.gene-gene-environmental relationship to disease risk.. Both genes were previousl...
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