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Article ID: 688632

Telephone Press Conference: NTP Draft Conclusions for Radiofrequency Radiation Studies in Rats and Mice

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) will hold a telephone press conference to summarize and answer questions about draft reports on the health effects of radiofrequency radiation exposure in rats and mice. The studies used radiofrequency radiation exposure levels equal to and higher than the highest level permitted for cell phone emissions today.

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1-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 688769

Endocrine Society Calls for Improved Guidance to Identify Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society called for European regulators to ensure that endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) can be identified using practical, achievable scientific standards in detailed comments on a draft guidance document for implementing criteria for the identification of EDCs.

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1-Feb-2018 4:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 688647

Roadmap to Guide Progress Toward Replacing Animal Use in Toxicity Testing

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Sixteen federal agencies partnered to develop a strategic roadmap that offers a new framework for the safety testing of drugs and chemicals, which aims to provide more human relevant toxicology data while reducing the use of animals. The roadmap was published Jan. 30 by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), a federal interagency program headquartered at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in North Carolina. NIEHS is part of the National Institutes of Health.

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30-Jan-2018 9:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 688425

UNLV, City of Las Vegas Receive $1.8M from HUD to Remove Lead from Older Homes

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

UNLV Healthy Homes team will also examine homes for health issues such as asthma triggers, energy and fire problems, trip and fall hazards, pests, and mold.

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24-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 688322

New Tool Visualizes Employment Trends in Biomedical Science

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Scientists looking for jobs after completing their training may soon have a new tool that helps them evaluate various career paths. The new tool uses a method that was developed by scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of NIH. The method differs from others in that it separates employment trends in biomedical science by sector, type, and job specifics. The creators hope this novel approach will be useful throughout NIH, as well as for academic and research institutions around the world.

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24-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 688340

Please Pass on the Salt: SJU Biologist warns against the widespread use of road salt

Saint Joseph's University

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23-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 688174

World Needs Broader Appreciation of Nature’s Contributions to People

University of Portsmouth

Writing in the prestigious journal Science, 30 global experts associated with the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) have presented an innovative new approach to obtaining benefits from nature.

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19-Jan-2018 5:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 688116

FANGED FRIENDS: Study Says the World’s Most Vilified and Dangerous Animals may be Humankind’s Best Ally

Wildlife Conservation Society

An international review led by the University of Queensland and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) says that many native carnivores that live in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate – spelling bad news for humans who indirectly rely on them for a variety of beneficial services.

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18-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 687959

Pharmaceuticals and Other Emerging Contaminants Force Fish to Work Harder to Survive

McMaster University

Pharmaceuticals and other man-made contaminants are forcing fish that live downstream from a typical sewage treatment plant to work at least 30 per cent harder just to survive, McMaster researchers have found.

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16-Jan-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 687912

Scientists Study Mercury Poisoning in Peruvian Forest on Pope’s Itinerary

Wake Forest University

Pope Francis’ visit to Peru on Jan. 15-22 takes him to the epicenter of the country’s informal and often illegal gold mining industry – the subject of groundbreaking environmental research by Wake Forest University scientists.

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12-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST
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