Sulfur dioxide emissions have decreased but the air pollutant is still a concern for asthmatics
Emissions of the air pollutant sulfur dioxide have been dramatically decreased during the past 30 years but for some people even a little inhaled sulfur dioxide may still be too much."Asthmatics are particularly sensitive to sulfur dioxide and can be more likely to suffer asthma complications but scientists still don't know exactly why that is so," said Bill Ameredes, director of the Inhalation Toxicology Core Facility of the Sealy Center for Environmental Health and Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
Sowers joins Pharmacology and Toxicology, UTMB-CET
Prakash team publishes in Nature
Drs. Satya and Louise Prakash of the University of Texas Medical Branch Center in Environmental Toxicology, in a long standing collaboration with Dr. Aneel Aggarwal at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, recently demonstrated how DNA polymerase η (Polη) can promote error-free of bypass a common DNA lesion. Their findings were published in the June 24th, 2010 issue of Nature. Read more...
NIEHS CENTER PILOT PROJECT FUNDING AVAILABLE
FUNDING PERIOD 04/01/2014 - 03/31/2015
ELECTRONIC LETTER OF INTENT PACKAGE DUE DECEMBER 13th, 2013
Funds are available through the NIEHS Center in Environmental Toxicology at UTMB to support pilot studies designed to improve environmentally-linked human health through basic and translational research endeavors. Proposals are open to all UTMB investigators eligible for federal funding, but should be compatible with the Center's mission and document objectives consistent with environmental health research and/or environmentally-based community outreach and engagement. Membership discounts for the use of Center-sponsored Facility Cores and other membership privileges will be extended to non-Center members who receive pilot project funding. Read more...
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