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Brian Berridge Tapped to Manage National Toxicology Program


The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has named Brian Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D., as its new Associate Director. Berridge, formerly of GlaxoSmithKline, will oversee day-to-day operations as NTP coordinates toxicology research and testing across nine...
12-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Defending Against Environmental Stressors May Shorten Lifespan


A shorter life may be the price an organism pays for coping with the natural assaults of daily living, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues in Japan. The scientists used fruit flies to examine the...
20-Dec-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Allergens Widespread in Largest Study of U.S. Homes


Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation’s largest indoor allergen study to date. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health report that over 90 percent of homes had three or more detectable...
14-Dec-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

DNA Damage Caused by Cancer Treatment Reversed by ZATT Protein


An international team led by scientists at the National Institutes of Health is the first to discover a new way that cells fix an important and dangerous type of DNA damage known as a DNA-protein cross-link (DPC). The researchers found that a...
6-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Gulf Spill Oil Dispersants Associated with Health Symptoms in Cleanup Workers


Workers who were likely exposed to dispersants while cleaning up the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill experienced a range of health symptoms including cough and wheeze, and skin and eye irritation, according to scientists at the National Institutes...
19-Sep-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Female Mouse Embryos Actively Remove Male Reproductive Systems


A protein called COUP-TFII determines whether a mouse embryo develops a male reproductive tract, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. The discovery, which appeared...
17-Aug-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Baby Teeth Link Autism and Heavy Metals, NIH Study Suggests


Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients zinc and manganese, compared to teeth from children without autism, according to a study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health...
1-Jun-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH Research Improves Health for People with Asthma

May is Asthma Awareness Month, and the National Institutes of Health is finding solutions to improve the health of the nearly 25 million people in the United States who currently have asthma. In recent decades, the prevalence of asthma has been...
1-May-2017 9:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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