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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

June 2016

Chip Hughes
Innovative ideas spark council

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

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

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

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NTP releases rodent studies on cell phone radiofrequency radiation

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

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

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

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

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

Bradley Newsome
Wetterhahn winner reflects on lessons from multidisciplinary research

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lisa Nagy
Environmental medicine shows promise for reducing chronic disease

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

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

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


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