Mar 062015

CEED, in collaboration with EOHSI, is soliciting applications for its 2015 Pilot Project Program.  Pilot funding supports new environmental health research with the potential to improve human health. The mission of CEED is to understand how environmental exposures are integrated with host and environmental factors to influence human diseases. Further, to use this information to [read more]

Jan 292015
Common Pesticide May Increase Risk of ADHD - Feature in <em>Rutgers Today</em>

Today’s issue of Rutgers Today featured research of CEED member Dr. Jason Richardson and colleagues regarding  a commonly used pesticide that may alter the development of the brain’s dopamine system and increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. The research published Wednesday in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology [read more]

Sep 232014

In the 2014-15 program year, CEED reviewed 13 pilot proposals and awarded funds to 5 projects at approximately $25,000 per project. Following are summaries of the newly-funded projects. Effect of Nanotechnology-enabled Consumer Sprays on Personal Microbial Environment Gedi Mainelis and Donna Fennell (SEBS, Environmental Sciences) (1) Nanoparticles and their agglomerates released during the use of nanotechnology-enabled [read more]

Jun 022014

Jason Richardson and Lauren Aleksunes, co-PIs, were awarded $1,250,000 (direct costs) by NIH/NIEHS for Gene-Environment Interactions in Neurodegeneration: Role of Efflux Transporters.  (1R01-ES021800-A1, 07/01/14 – 06/30/19). The overall objective of this proposal is to identify MDR1 as a primary efflux transporter responsible for removing pesticides from the brain and protecting against neurodegeneration. This project will [read more]