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On February 18, Sigma Xi hosted a lunchtime talk by NIEHS grantee (http://tools.niehs.nih.gov/portfolio/sc/detail.cfm?appl_id=7462313) Heather Patisaul, Ph.D., on her latest findings about the effects on brain and ovarian function of developmental exposure to Bisphenol-A (BPA). Patisaul, an assistant professor in the department of Biology of North Carolina State University, was a recipient of a 2007 Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) (http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/video/events/2008/01-07/02-patisaul.cfm) award from NIEHS.
Patisau’s research (http://www4.ncsu.edu/~hbpatisa/) combines approaches from behavioral biology, neuroendocrinology and molecular biology to study the effects of various environmental toxins on physiological function, focusing on how endocrine disruptors affect female reproductive physiology. Positive correlation between the increasing rates of early puberty and infertility in Western women and the rising levels of circulating BPA, which mimics estrogen, prompted her to investigate the effect of exposure to the compound on the reproductive system. Patisaul’s phytoestrogen data (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18656497?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DefaultReportPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum) was published in the journal Neurotoxicology; her Bisphenol data is currently in review.
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Caught in the Act
Originally posted Friday September 18, 2009 06:00 AM EDT
Janet JacksonPhoto by: Smith / Steffman / Splash News Online
- Days after her moving tribute to her brother at the MTV Video Music Awards, Janet Jackson went clubbing with some friends at Greenhouse in New York. According to an eyewitness, the singer "seemed [to be] in a great mood" and was "chatty" as she danced around a little and hung out with her dancers and choreographers. And Jackson wasn't drinking alcohol: According to the source, she stuck to Ice River Springs water. - People Magazine
- Bono and Colin Farrell drinking Ice River Springs water at the Greenhouse party for Ondine in NYC. - US Magazine