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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.

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

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

Science Days fest showcases trainees and research across NIEHS
Joel Abramowitz

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

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

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.

Changes in uterine lining key to healthy pregnancy
Francesco DeMayo

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

Toxicologists share novel insights on stem cells and epigenetics
Danielle Carlin

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

Unique group gathers at NIEHS to talk environmental health
NIEHS Partners

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

Kleinstreuer receives Lush Prize Young Researcher award
Kleinstreuer Wins Lush Prize

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

Uncovering mutational patterns in cancer using big data
Gad Getz Seminar

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

Big data holds promise for Parkinson's disease
Brad Racette

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

Fessler wins first NIEHS intramural research award
Mike Fessler

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

Epigenetic research accelerated by international collaboration
IHEC Journal Cover

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Remembering Steve Wing — a passion for environmental justice
Steve Wing

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

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

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

Celebrating public health and NIEHS
APHA Meeting Hughes

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



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