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Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health receives NIEHS grant to study asthma

New York, NY (January 7, 2008) The Columbia Center for Childrens Environmental Health (CCCEH) at Columbia Universitys Mailman School of Public Health, has received a $10.4 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to study environmental contributors to chi...

Sun exposure may trigger certain autoimmune diseases in women

...es and is often made worse with sun exposure. To conduct the study, the niehs researchers collaborated with myositis centers across the country that had ...ne or more environmental exposures in genetically susceptible people," said niehs Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. "This study adds UV radiation to the growing...

New data analysis shows possible link between childhood obesity and allergies

...d Darryl Zeldin, M.D., acting clinical director at niehs and senior author on the paper. The researchers an...ates. An allergy/asthma component was supported by niehs and added to the 2005჻� NHANES study,...gy was 59 percent higher for obese children," said niehs researcher Stephanie London, M.D., a co-author on ...

First sister study results reinforce the importance of healthy living

...esearchers who published these papers are from the niehs which sponsors the Sister Study. The papers a...andler, Ph.D., chief of the Epidemiology Branch at niehs and principal investigator of the Sister Study. "N... stress hormones," said Christine Parks, Ph.D., an niehs epidemiologist and lead author on the paper. "Amon...

Healing process found to backfire in lung patients

...ins why some patients with IPF get more short of breath than others, in spite of similar levels of lung scarring," said Stavros Garantziotis, M.D., an niehs staff clinician and lead author on the new paper highlighted on the cover of the Nov. 1 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Car...

NIH funds highway pollution and health study in Boston, Somerville

...eview by Tufts faculty and more recent pilot studies on Somerville's I-93 pollution all set the foundation for the great leap forward provided by this niehs grant, says Wig Zamore of STEP. "We feel fortunate to be included in this scientific effort to learn more about these understudied exposures and to he...

Long-term pesticide exposure may increase risk of diabetes

...iabetes," said Dale Sandler, Ph.D., chief of the Epidemiology Branch at the niehs and co-author on the paper. "Although the amount of diabetes explained by p...adults," said Freya Kamel, Ph.D., a researcher in the intramural program at niehs and co-author in the paper appearing in the May issue of the American Journ...

Rodent study finds artificial butter chemical harmful to lungs

...rable to what may be inhaled at some microwave popcorn packaging plants, said Daniel L. Morgan, Ph.D., head of the Respiratory Toxicology Group at the niehs and co-author on the paper that appears online in the journal, Toxicological Sciences. The study was done in collaboration with Duke University resear...

NIEHS awards DISCOVER grants

...isease, said Dennis Lang, Ph.D., interim director, niehs Division of Extramural Research and Training, as h...ree centers will be conducting is enormous. The niehs launched the DISCOVER program in January 2006 when...aid David Balshaw, Ph.D., one of the scientists at niehs who helped develop the program. Balshaw points o...

NIEHS awards outstanding new environmental scientists

...iences, said Dennis Lang, Ph.D., Interim Director, niehs Division of Extramural Research and Training. ...gorous review process epitomize the breadth of the niehs research program, said J. Patrick Mastin, Ph.D., chief of the niehs Cellular, Organ and Systems Pathobiology Branch, w...
NIEHS in Medical Technology

New Bisphenol A Study Is of Very Limited Relevance to Human Health

...dotropin releasing hormone neurons," was funded by niehs and published online June 17 by the journal Biolog...al technique has recently been acknowledged by the niehs to have very limited value for assessing human hea...imited relevance to human health, according to the niehs guidelines, due to these inherent study design fla...

NIEHS Researchers Identify Enzyme Critical in DNA Replication

...lie certain environmental diseases in humans, said niehs Director David A. Schwartz, M.D. niehs is part of the National Institutes of Health. Th...ary Pursell, Ph.D. and Thomas A. Kunkel, Ph.D., at niehs in collaboration with Erik Johansson, Ph.D. and co...
NIEHS in Biological News

UC Davis grant zeroes in on novel asthma diagnosis and treatment

...s (NIEHS) Superfund Program on the UC Davis campus, as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Training Program in Biotechnology, and the niehs Combined Analytical Laboratory. ...

Hear about emerging trends in toxicology research

...SOT) meeting in Baltimore, Md. Scientists from the niehs and the National Toxicology Program (NTP), which niehs administers, as well as their grantees and collabo...9/am.asp Contact: To arrange an interview with niehs or NTP scientists, please contact Robin Mackar at ...

Research finds new cause of ozone wheezing and potential treatments

... Garantziotis, M.D., principal investigator in the niehs Laboratory of Respiratory Biology and lead author ...with our grantees," said Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D., niehs director. "This is also a good example of how niehs is helping to bring a pool of creative, talented y...

NIEHS invests $21.25 million to find environmental causes of Parkinson's disease

...NS program builds on the previous successes of the niehs Collaborative Centers for Parkinson's Disease Envi...exciting lines of research previously supported by niehs through the Collaborative Centers for Parkinson's ...," said Dennis Lang, Ph.D., acting director of the niehs Division of Extramural Research and Training. ...

Duke-NIEHS team shows how DNA repairs may reshape the genome

... and eventually you may get a new species." The radiation-induced aberrations in yeast were initially detected by co-author Jim Westmoreland in the niehs Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and the molecular dissection was done by Duke's Argueso. In the yeast used for this study, the repeated DNA sequen...

Alcohol binges early in pregnancy increase risk of infant oral clefts

... alcohol during pregnancy," said Lisa A. DeRoo, Ph.D., an epidemiologist at niehs and author on the study. "Prenatal exposure to alcohol, especially excessiv...l can have on their baby's development," said Allen J. Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D., niehs researcher and co-author on the paper. In Norway, a separate study found th...

Brain study may lead to improved epilepsy treatments

... known as P-glycoprotein, and suggests new therapeutic targets that could reduce resistance, said David Miller, Ph.D., a principal investigator in the niehs Laboratory of Pharmacology and co-author on the paper. The blood-brain barrier (BBB), which resides in brain capillaries, is a limiting factor in...

Increased allergen levels in homes linked to asthma

... M.D., a Principal Investigator in the Laboratory of Respiratory Biology at niehs and senior author on the paper. Asthma is one of the most common chron...ls in 75 locations throughout the U.S. The survey was jointly funded by the niehs and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Several fact...

Ozone can affect heavier people more

...s recently been interest in why some peoples lung function drops more than others - - age and perhaps genetics, as well as diet may play a role, said niehs researcher and co-author Stephanie London, M.D. We were intrigued by recent mouse studies that showed that obesity increases lung responses to ozone a...

Unique pattern of gene expression can indicate acetaminophen overdose

...stigator and director, Microarray Core Facility at niehs and senior author on the new paper. The resear... to humans, said Raymond W. Tennant, Ph.D., in the niehs Laboratory of Molecular Toxicology, and a co-author on the study. The niehs researchers compared the animal data with data fro...
NIEHS in Biological Technology

Caliper Life Sciences Awarded National Institute of Environmental Health Services Contract Valued to $7.0 Million

... Alliances & Services (CDAS), will supply numerous niehs investigators with genetically-modified mouse models for research purposes. The niehs focuses its research on the environment and its im...s, including transgenic and gene knockout, enables niehs to conduct research aimed at identifying and poten...
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