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This photograph shows James Balow, Jr., M.S., biologist. He is inserting a GeneChip into the GeneChip fluidics station to analyze RNA from patient samples in order to identify genes that are differently expressed between patients with autoinflammatory diseases and controls.


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  • ICRP Task Group 98 Report: Radiological Protection in Areas Contaminated by Past Activities. Comments requested before September 20, 2024. This publication addresses the protection of workers, the public, and the environment in contaminated areas where radioactivity is present because of past activities, excluding exposures in the post-accidental phase after a nuclear emergency. In the ICRP system of radiological protection, exposures associated with these contaminated areas are managed in the framework of existing exposure situations. Making radiological protection decisions concerning the management of worker-health, public-health, and environmental risks arising from contaminated areas can be challenging. Sites contaminated with radioactivity will often contain other physical, chemical, or biological hazards that will need to be considered. The implementation of a remediation strategy can itself result in additional risks for remediation workers or the environment that should be considered and addressed. Therefore, an integrated and all-hazards approach to protection is required to simultaneously manage and balance worker, public, and environmental risks. The Commission recommends that its system for radiological protection should be applied to the management of contaminated areas as one element of a broad approach to identifying how to maximize the overall well-being of directly and indirectly affected stakeholders and the environment. Specific attention should be drawn to the production and management of waste arising from the implementation of the selected remediation strategy. Early, broad, and ongoing stakeholders’ involvement is central to designing and implementing a sustainable remediation strategy. The Commission recommends a graded approach be applied: the level of effort to address the situation should be commensurate with the level of risk that remediation workers, members of the public, and the environment are exposed to. In most cases, remediation workers will likely be considered and managed as occupationally exposed workers.


  • NOT-OD-24-122: Request for Information on the Development of the Fiscal Years 2026-2030 NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Sexual & Gender Minority Health Research. The Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office (SGMRO) in the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), Office of the Director (OD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is developing the Fiscal Years (FYs) 2026 – 2030 NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Sexual and Gender Minority Health (SGM) Research. NIH is publishing this Notice to solicit input from the scientific research community, clinical practice communities, patient, and family advocates, scientific or professional organizations, federal partners, HHS and NIH staff, other interested constituents; and the public on topics to consider for the next strategic plan to optimize NIH’s research investments.



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  • Funding Opportunity for Technology Development and Applied Research on the ISS. The International Space Station (ISS) National Laboratory is now soliciting project concepts for accelerated technology maturation and translational medicine. ISS National Lab Research Announcement (NLRA) 2024-7: Technology Development and Applied Research Leveraging the ISS National Lab is now open for concept submissions. To learn more about the ISS National Lab and this research announcement, please visit the ISS website.


  • NASA E.11 Consortium in Biological Sciences. NASA ROSES-2024 Amendment 15 presents a new program element in ROSES-2024. A pre-proposer’s town hall for potential proposers to this program element will be held virtually on May 29th, 2024, at 3:00PM (ET). Details of this virtual meeting will be posted on the NSPIRES page for this program element under “Other Documents” no later than May 22, 2024. Notices of Intent are required and must be submitted by June 17, 2024; the due date for proposals is July 17, 2024.





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