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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

May 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ruth Lunn
Carcinogens concepts receive input from NTP advisers

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

Andrea Hevener
Estrogen receptor alpha is required for metabolic health

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

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

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


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