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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

May 2016

NIEHS helps write landmark report on climate change and human health
Balbum, Murthy, Thigpen Tart

NIEHS played a vital role developing a scientific assessment of the impacts of climate change on human health in the United States.

Who lives and dies in a hotter world, challenges for researchers
Joel Schwartz, Ph.D.

Joel Schwartz, Ph.D., discussed the challenges of studying direct effects of temperature, and impacts on different populations.

Connecting oceans, lakes, and human health
Fred Tyson, Ph.D.

NIEHS Oceans and Human Health research program grantees shared findings on algal blooms in oceans and Great Lakes, and marine pollutants.

The wide-ranging effects of a bone protein
Gerard Karsenty, M.D., Ph.D.

Gerard Karsenty, M.D., Ph.D., described the many biological roles of osteocalcin, a bone protein, in the April NIEHS Distinguished Lecture.

International environmental health conference crosses borders and disciplines
SRP Director Bill Suk, Ph.D.

The Superfund Research Program co-sponsored a conference in Prague, to highlight promising approaches reducing exposures in the region.

Treating menopause symptoms without promoting breast cancer
Richard Santen, M.D.

Three NIEHS labs hosted Richard Santen, M.D., who discussed compounds that may relieve menopause symptoms without promoting breast cancer.

Geneticists highlight communication, outreach, and careers
Brian Chorley, Ph.D.

The Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society’s spring meeting took a new approach, focusing on outreach and communicating science.

Carcinogens concepts receive input from NTP advisers
Ruth Lunn

National Toxicology Program advisers gave scientific input on the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, and certain water disinfection by-products.

Estrogen receptor alpha is required for metabolic health
Andrea Hevener

Andrea Hevener, Ph.D., discussed the critical role of estradiol and estrogen receptor alpha for proper metabolic function in men and women.

Yale environmental health program broadens focus
Vasili Vasiliou, Ph.D.

Vasili Vasiliou, Ph.D., shared his vision for the future of the Yale Department of Environmental Health Sciences.


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