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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

August 2016

Linda Birnbaum and Hughes

Anniversary event highlights Superfund and disaster response programs

Events in Boston mark 30 years of the Superfund Research and Worker Training Programs, along with a Disaster Research Response workshop.

Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Ph.D.
Project TENDR focuses on common chemicals affecting neurological development

Leading scientists and experts called for reductions in chemical exposures that affect development of the brain.

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Ericka Reid, Ph.D. and NSCP
Teachers and students benefit from NIEHS summer programs

NIEHS was busy with teachers and students in July, thanks to programs to enhance science, technology, engineering, and math education.

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Claire Weinberg, Ph.D.
Research finds association between douching and ovarian cancer

NIEHS researchers found a link between douching and ovarian cancer, but none between genital talc use and ovarian cancer.

Fei Zhao
Fellows take top awards from reproductive society meeting

Two fellows in the lab of Humphrey Yao, Ph.D., won research and presentation awards at the Society for the Study of Reproduction meeting.

Christie Drew
New tool for economic analyses in environmental health research

NIEHS has released a new tool to help environmental health researchers who want to include economic analyses in their studies.

Fred Tyson, Ph.D.
NIEHS research in the spotlight at TEDxDurham debut

TEDxDurham organizers tapped NIEHS scientist Fred Tyson, Ph.D., to discuss harmful algal blooms at the July 9 debut event.

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JC Chen
Neighborhood greenery decreases aggressive behavior in adolescents

Neighborhood greenspaces can help reduce aggressive behaviors in urban adolescents, according to a new study from NIEHS grantees.

John McLamb
John McLamb promoted to commander in the Public Health Service

John McLamb, NIEHS health physicist was promoted July 1 to the rank of commander in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

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Bill Willis cleaning the bee box
Environmental stewardship goes above and beyond at NIEHS

The NIEHS mission to advance environmental health extends beyond research to caring for its campus using sound ecological practices.

Zalfa Malek
Skin cancer risk depends on trigger for DNA repair

Zalfa Abdel-Malek, Ph.D., discussed how a trigger for DNA repair impacts skin cancer risk, and development of a treatment that tans and protects.

Kathleen Gray
Community guide for eating fish from North Carolina’s Triangle area

A new guide will help local anglers identify fish that are safe to eat, thanks to researchers at the University of North Carolina.

Allen Wilcox
Sammies offers People’s Choice Award — vote for Allen Wilcox

The Samuel J. Heyman Service to America medals offer a People’s Choice Award. Vote for NIEHS epidemiologist Allen Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D., before Sept. 9.

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