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Job openings at Silent Spring Institute
<http://alttox.org/job-openings-at-silent-spring-institute/>

Contributor: Kate Willett, HSUS The Silent Spring Institute is looking
for research scientists in data science and informatics,
chemistry/biochemistry and biomonitoring, and molecular biology or
endocrinology. The Institute is seeking candidates for three position
postings: a versatile data scientist, machine learning expert, or
statistician to tackle big data problems in environmental health and
breast cancer [.]
Read More <http://alttox.org/job-openings-at-silent-spring-institute/>

2016 Funding Opportunities
<http://alttox.org/2016-funding-opportunities/>

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox (1) Exploratory/Developmental
Bioengineering Research Grants (EBRG):
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-040.html Application
due dates: March 16, July 16, and November 16, 2016 These awards are
open to various types of organizations, including small business. The
R21 mechanism supports short-term exploratory research projects. "The
purpose of this FOA is to encourage submission of EBRG applications
which [.]
Read More <http://alttox.org/2016-funding-opportunities/>

Upcoming workshop: Environment and Health - What's the Human Microbiome
Have to Do With It?
<http://alttox.org/upcoming-workshop-environment-and-health-whats-the-hu
man-microbiome-have-to-do-with-it/>

Contributor: Solmaz Spence, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering,
and Medicine Workshop Title: The National Academies of Sciences,
Engineering, and Medicine's Emerging Science for Environmental Health
Decisions Workshop, Environment and Health: What's the Human Microbiome
Have to Do With It? Date: January 14-15 2016 Location: Washington, D.C.,
and via webcast The microbiome-the collection of bacteria, viruses [.]
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<http://alttox.org/upcoming-workshop-environment-and-health-whats-the-hu
man-microbiome-have-to-do-with-it/>

ARDF announces recipients of the 2015 Alternatives Research Grant
Program awards
<http://alttox.org/ardf-announces-recipients-of-the-2015-alternatives-re
search-grant-program-awards/>

Contributor: Sue A. Leary, Alternatives Research & Development
Foundation (ARDF) ARDF is pleased to announce that its 2015 Alternatives
Research Grant Program has made its selections. ARDF has awarded
$220,000 to scientists developing alternative methods in a variety of
areas of medical research, testing, and education. Congratulations to
awardees: April Davis, PhD and William Lee, [.]
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<http://alttox.org/ardf-announces-recipients-of-the-2015-alternatives-re
search-grant-program-awards/>

New paper describes improved method for quantifying electrophiles
(potential skin sensitizers)
<http://alttox.org/new-paper-describes-improved-method-for-quantifying-e
lectrophiles-potential-skin-sensitizers/>

Contributor: Amar G. Chittiboyina, PhD, National Center for Natural
Product Research To add structural information to the existing in
chemico methods, an NMR-based method is proposed for probing the
reactivity and classification of the potential electrophiles (E) using a
model thiol, DCYA. The major advantage of the NMR method is the
quantitation of the actual [.]
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<http://alttox.org/new-paper-describes-improved-method-for-quantifying-e
lectrophiles-potential-skin-sensitizers/>

ASCCT offering student travel awards for the 17th International
Conference on QSAR in Environmental and Health Sciences
<http://alttox.org/ascct-offering-student-travel-awards-for-the-17th-int
ernational-conference-on-qsar-in-environmental-and-health-sciences/>

Contributor: Kristie Sullivan, PCRM The 17th International Conference on
QSAR in Environmental and Health Sciences takes place June 13-17, 2016,
in Miami Beach, Florida. The abstract deadline is December 4, 2015;
early bird registration ends March 1, 2016. Since 1983, this meeting has
been an important international gathering in the field of Environmental
and Health [.]
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<http://alttox.org/ascct-offering-student-travel-awards-for-the-17th-int
ernational-conference-on-qsar-in-environmental-and-health-sciences/>

CVB Notice 15-13: Alternative approach to hamster potency test for
several Leptospira serogroups could reduce animal use by 50%
<http://alttox.org/cvb-notice-15-13-alternative-approach-to-hamster-pote
ncy-test-for-several-leptospira-serogroups-could-reduce-animal-use-by-50
/>

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox The Center for Veterinary Biologics
(CVB) recently added CVB Notice 15-13, Option to Remove Back-titration
Hamsters from In Vivo Potency Tests for Leptospira Serogroups Canicola
and Icterohaemorrhagiae, to its website:
https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/vet_biologics/publications/noti
ce_15_13.pdf The purpose of this notice is to inform interested parties
that the CVB will allow an exemption from the titration [.]
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<http://alttox.org/cvb-notice-15-13-alternative-approach-to-hamster-pote
ncy-test-for-several-leptospira-serogroups-could-reduce-animal-use-by-50
/>
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