Latest Michael Skinner Stories

2012-09-27 10:28:09

Effects could extend to 'great-grandchildren' Since the 1960s, when the defoliant Agent Orange was widely used in Vietnam, military, industry and environmental groups have debated the toxicity of its main ingredient, the chemical dioxin, and how it should be regulated. But even if all the dioxin were eliminated from the planet, Washington State University researchers say its legacy will live on in the way it turns genes on and off in the descendants of people exposed over the past half...

2012-05-04 10:38:36

WSU researchers expand research on environmental epigenetics and ovarian disease Washington State University researchers have found that ovarian disease can result from exposures to a wide range of environmental chemicals and be inherited by future generations. WSU reproductive biologist Michael Skinner and his laboratory colleagues looked at how a fungicide, pesticide, plastic, dioxin and hydrocarbon mixtures affected a gestating rat's progeny for multiple generations. They saw...

2008-10-09 06:00:38

Described as "uplifting and inspirational," pop guitarist, singer and songwriter Michael Skinner will perform Friday at Millersville University. Skinner will perform at 7:30 p.m. at MU's Lyte Auditorium. The concert is a benefit for Compeer Lancaster, a program that matches community volunteers with persons recovering from mental illness in a one-to-one friendship. Tickets for the concert are $10 and are on sale through the Compeer office (735-0667, ext. 100), the Compeer Web site...

2008-08-11 12:00:54

Mike Skinner, of The Streets, crowd surfs during his performance at the Vodafone TBA concert on Brighton Beach (c) 2008 Belfast Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'