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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

November 2017

Lantz, Balshaw and Hoppin

Cutting-edge exposure science presented at ISES

The International Society of Exposure Science meeting in North Carolina featured advances in sensor technology, accounting for differences among people, and community-based strategies to reduce exposures.

Donna Baird
Baird’s research calls for rethinking fertility predictor

Research by NIEHS epidemiologist Donna Baird and colleagues suggests an accepted predictor of fertility in women needs rethinking.

Gokhan Hotamisligil, M.D., Ph.D.
Falk lecture — endoplasmic reticulum and metabolism, immunity, health

In the annual Falk lecture, Gokhan Hotamisligil discussed the endoplasmic reticulum’s role in sensing and responding to cholesterol levels.

Kelly Ferguson
Kelly Ferguson — one of 20 under 40 to watch in environmental health

NIEHS epidemiologist Kelly Ferguson is an environmental health researcher to watch, says the Collaborative on Health and the Environment.

Frederica Perera, Dr.P.H., Ph.D.
New links between prenatal exposures and neurodevelopment

New studies underscore links between exposures a child experiences in the womb and effects on health and well-being in later life.

Phyllis Leppert
Basic science behind male reproduction takes center stage

The basic science behind male reproduction and fertility took center stage Oct. 13 at a symposium sponsored by NIEHS and the Campion Fund.

Scott Auerbach
Breaking new ground in toxicogenomics

Experts reviewed an approach proposed by National Toxicology Program scientists for analyzing and interpreting chemical potency.

Woychik and Miller
Capitol Hill briefing — autoimmune disease and environmental exposure

A congressional briefing focused on the connections between autoimmune disease and genetic and environmental factors.

Miller leading a team of responders
NIEHSers among first responders for hurricane relief

Three staffers from NIEHS were deployed to assist in hurricane relief — Cmdr. Mark Miller, and volunteers Julie Nixon and James Williams.

Samir Kelada, Ph.D.
New gene related to asthma severity

NIEHS-funded scientists have discovered a mucus-regulating gene that may have important implications for asthma severity.

Anne Nigra
Arsenic declines in public drinking water

Exposure to arsenic in public drinking water significantly declined after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lowered levels in 2006.

Environmental exposures in the ealiest stages of human development
Children’s environmental health successes

October is Children’s Health Month, and a new report highlights work that improves the environmental health of children and communities.

Jonathan Hollander
Council green-lights program revision to stimulate collaborations

The NIEHS advisory council approved revising a program to promote transdisciplinary and translational collaborations.

Kathy Laber
NIEHS animal care program retains exemplary rating

The NIEHS animal care program received an exemplary rating for an unprecedented fourth straight period from AAALAC International.

Shawn Gibbs
Learning from the past, training for the future

Lessons from the Ebola outbreak suggest intensive preparation will be critical to confronting a major epidemic, according to Shawn Gibbs.

ToxTest Challenge
Tox Challenge — stage two winners announced

Toxicity Testing Challenge named five winners for their innovative approaches to including metabolites in high-throughput screenings.

Bill Suk
Lancet group estimates deaths and economic costs from pollution

The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health linked pollution to 1 in 6 deaths worldwide and to $4.6 trillion in economic costs each year.

Tammy Collins
NIEHS expands recognition during Fellows’ Appreciation Week

NIEHS honored the critical contributions of all trainees, including predoctoral and postbaccalaureate fellows, with a week full of events.

Ned Sharpless
New NCI Director Sharpless talks at NIEHS on cancer and aging

New NCI Director Norman Sharpless spoke at NIEHS in August on interactions between cancer and aging.


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