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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

December 2016

50th Awards

NIEHS celebrates 50 years of environmental health science research

On Nov. 1, prominent public figures highlighted the positive impact of NIEHS in a celebration of the institute’s golden anniversary.

Report on Carcinogens
Seven substances added to 14th Report on Carcinogens

The report, released Nov. 3, added trichloroethylene, cobalt and certain cobalt compounds, and five viruses linked to cancer in humans.

Joel Abramowitz
Science Days fest showcases trainees and research across NIEHS

The 14th annual NIEHS Science Days celebrated scientific research across the institute, with a minisymposium on nuclear hormone receptors.

O'Brien and Weinberg
Top scientists recognized with NIEHS Science Days awards

The 2016 NIEHS Science Days wrapped up with awards for the best posters and science talks, as well as trainee and mentor of the year.

Francesco DeMayo
Changes in uterine lining key to healthy pregnancy

NIEHS researcher Frances DeMayo, Ph.D., reported that Gata2 and progesterone receptor regulate embryo implantation and uterine wall structure.

Danielle Carlin
Toxicologists share novel insights on stem cells and epigenetics

The North Carolina Chapter of the Society of Toxicology meeting explored how stem cell and epigenetics innovations may serve toxicology.

NIEHS Partners
Unique group gathers at NIEHS to talk environmental health

At the annual NEIHS Partners meeting, representatives discussed environmental health research with the institute director and scientists.

Kleinstreuer Wins Lush Prize
Kleinstreuer receives Lush Prize Young Researcher award

Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D., won a Lush Cosmetics Young Researcher — Americas Prize, for work to eliminate animal use in safety testing.

Gad Getz Seminar
Uncovering mutational patterns in cancer using big data

In a special NIEHS seminar, Gad Getz, Ph.D., discussed cancer genome projects that may lead to important insights into how cancer develops.

Brad Racette
Big data holds promise for Parkinson's disease

Brad Racette, Ph.D. uses big data to help identify environmental factors that increase risk of Parkinson’s disease.

Mike Fessler
Fessler wins first NIEHS intramural research award

Michael Fessler, M.D., is the recipient of the first NIEHS Scientific Director’s Award for Outstanding Intramural Research.

IHEC Journal Cover
Epigenetic research accelerated by international collaboration

The International Human Epigenome Consortium released 41 papers and thousands of datasets, to promote discoveries that improve human health.

Smith-Roe and McGee
NIEHS scientists play key roles in genetics meeting

NIEHS scientists played central roles at the fall meeting of the Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society.

Nadadur, Ramesh, and Collman
Air quality and health workshop advances NIEHS, India research goals

In New Delhi, NIEHS and partners in India worked toward establishing research collaborations on air pollution exposure and health.

Huai-Chen Lao
Local high school turns to NIEHS for help developing magnet curriculum

Wake County schools is getting help from NIEHS as one high school transitions into a magnet program for medical sciences and global health.

Fred Miller
Miller honored by American College of Rheumatology for myositis work

NIEHS clinical researcher Fred Miller, M.D., Ph.D., was named Master of the American College of Rheumatology, one of the group’s highest honors.

Steve Wing
Remembering Steve Wing — a passion for environmental justice

Steve Wing, Ph.D., an internationally known epidemiologist with a passion for environmental justice, passed away Nov. 9.

Henry and Campbell
Assistance dogs take center stage at NIEHS Veterans Day event

Terry Henry, from paws4people, with his assistance dog, Campbell, shared how trained dogs can help those with post-traumatic stress disorder.

APHA Meeting Hughes
Celebrating public health and NIEHS

NIEHS participation in the American Public Health Association meeting in Denver emphasized recent public health milestones and paths forward.



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