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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

June 2016

Innovative ideas spark council
Chip Hughes

Breaking news and groundbreaking science highlighted the May meeting of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council.

Environmental effects on the epigenome are focus of TaRGET II
Fred Tyson, Ph.D.

Grantees in the TaRGET II consortium launched a program to document how environmental pollutants affect the epigenome.

NTP releases rodent studies on cell phone radiofrequency radiation
NTP Icon

NTP discussed new findings on potential health hazards of cell phone radiofrequency radiation in a May 27 telephone press conference.

New NIH-EPA research centers to study environmental health disparities
Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D in a yellow dress

National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have funded new centers to study environmental health disparities.

Clayton shows why researchers must study and report on both sexes
Janine Clayton in front of a podium

Janine Clayton, Ph.D., explained why sex is an important biological variable to address in both research design and published findings.

Wetterhahn winner reflects on lessons from multidisciplinary research
Bradley Newsome

Wetterhahn winner Bradley Newsome, Ph.D., discussed the importance of bringing together different disciplines to address complex problems.

Ten postbacs represent NIEHS at NIH Postbac Poster Day
Mesev and Johnson

Ten NIEHS postbaccalaureate fellows shared their research at the National Institutes of Health Postbac Poster Day.

Bioinformatics Sheds Light on the Genetics of Autism
Alex Lash, M.D.

Two researchers from the Simons Foundation discussed their work with big data to study the genetics underlying autism spectrum disorder.

Gee shares European approach to early hazard warning
David Gee and Linda Birnbaum

David Gee, Ph.D., shared lessons learned from case studies in which identification and regulation of harmful products happened too late.

NIEHS Genomics Day highlights rich array of resources
Kevin Gerrish, Ph.D.

NIEHS Genomics Day featured the Molecular Genomics Core, Epigenomics Core, and Integrative Bioinformatics Core, and the research they make possible.

Challenges in studying hazards of botanicals explored at NTP workshop
Cynthia Rider, Ph.D.,

About 300 people attended a National Toxicology Program workshop exploring challenges faced by researchers studying botanical supplements.

Environmental medicine shows promise for reducing chronic disease
Lisa Nagy

A trio of researchers highlighted the role of environmental medicine in reducing health problems, such as diabetes, obesity, and chronic diseases.

Toxicology community remembers mutagenesis pioneer Heinrich Malling
Heinrich Malling, Ph.D.

Heinrich Malling, Ph.D., a major a figure in genetic toxicology, died May 23 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


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