Latest National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Stories

2009-05-26 08:06:52

Private well water should be tested yearly, and in some cases more often, according to new guidance offered by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

2009-05-04 14:27:54

A new study suggests that obese children and adolescents are 26 percent more likely to have some kind of allergy, especially to food.

2009-02-03 12:26:30

Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, and Duke University have discovered a cause of airway irritation and wheezing after exposure to ozone, a common urban air pollutant. Using an animal model, the researchers were also able to identify several ways to stop the airways from narrowing.

2009-01-29 14:33:18

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have discovered that a prototype drug reduces heart enlargement, one of the most common causes of heart failure.

2008-11-05 12:00:00

The Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative (RTEHC) will host 160 experts and stakeholders from around the world at its kickoff event on November 10-11, 2008. The summit will be held at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park.

2008-08-21 06:01:02

US-based technology and consulting services provider SRA International has won a three-and-a-half year $26.3m contract from the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIEHS, to provide enterprise-wide support services for IT infrastructure operations, application development, and bioinformatics systems support.

2008-07-22 15:01:05

Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing announced today it has been awarded a five year, $12 million contract from the federal government to continue to produce and market the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' (NIEHS) official journal, Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP).

2008-04-14 11:40:15

Using a rodent model of epilepsy, researchers found one of the body’s own neurotransmitters released during seizures, glutamate, turns on a signaling pathway in the brain that increases production of a protein that could reduce medication entry into the brain. Researchers say this may explain why approximately 30 percent of patients with epilepsy do not respond to antiepileptic medications.

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
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