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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

January 2017

EHS Fest

First Environmental Health Science FEST draws 1,200 people to Durham

More than 1,200 people from across the nation joined in the first-ever Environmental Health Science FEST Durham, North Carolina.

President Barack Obama
The 21st Century Cures Act: a statement by the president

Upon Senate passage of the 21st Century Cures Act, President Obama issued this statement. He signed the bill Dec. 13.

Ami Zota
EHS FEST: susceptibility to pollutants varies across the lifespan

Health impacts of environmental pollutants may depend on the timing of exposure, according to scientists who spoke at EHS FEST.

Joel Kaufman
EHS FEST: air pollution research informs regulations, improves health

Decades of research show that air pollution harms the heart and lungs and increases the risk of death.

Beverly Wright
EHS FEST: community engagement for effective research

Community-based environmental health research was addressed at EHS FEST and the Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative Summit.

Environmental Health Science Streets Theater
EHS FEST takes it to the streets with public science events

The NIEHS Environmental Health Science FEST took science into the community with a film festival and an evening of 3-minute science talks.

Nobel Laureate Paul Modrich
Nobel Laureate gives NIEHS Distinguished Lecture

Paul Modrich, Ph.D., 2015 Nobel Prize winner for his DNA mismatch repair research, presented the final 2016 NIEHS Distinguished Lecture.

Janine LaSalle
Environmental and Genetic Factors Jointly Influence Autism-related Genes

NIEHS-funded researchers reported that a genetic variation, combined with exposure to PCB 95, can alter activity of autism-related genes.

Bruce Androphy
Seventh annual NIEHS Ethics Day instructs and entertains

The annual NIEHS Ethics Day training mixed humor with problem solving, and featured talks by two outside ethicists.

Carl Cerniglia
Research collaborations take center stage at NTP board meeting

Collaborations with National Toxicology Program partner agencies were highlighted at the December Board of Scientific Counselors meeting.

Gwen Collman and Elizabeth Martin
SRP trainee honored with 2016 Wetterhahn Award

Elizabeth Martin of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the 19th recipient of the annual Wetterhahn Memorial Award.

Jayasundara Nishad
Adaptations to polluted environments come at a cost

Killifish adaptations to polluted waters come at a cost, said 2015 Karen Wetterhahn Award winner Nishad Jayasundara, Ph.D.

Andrew Whitehead
Survival of the resilient: rapid killifish evolution evades pollution

NIEHS grantees reported in the journal Science new insights into the genetic mechanisms that may help killifish survive pollution.

Katie Pelch and her son
Former NIEHS trainee transitions to nonprofit work

Former NIEHS trainee Katie Pelch, Ph.D., has a new position as a research associate with a nonprofit, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange.

Angel Tree at NIEHS
NIEHS Angel Trees inspire gifts for local youths in need

NIEHS met its 2016 Angel Tree goal, providing donations to 100 needy families through a partnership with the Salvation Army of Durham.


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