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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

December 2017

Mario Borgnia

First cryo-EM facility in the Carolinas opens at NIEHS

Mario Borgnia, director of the new cryo-electron microscopy facility at NIEHS, discusses the cutting-edge technology that led to the 2017 Nobel Prizes in chemistry.

Bucher, Dzierlenga, and Foster
NIEHS Science Days wrap up with awards ceremony

This year’s award winners, including mentor and fellow of the year, represent the full range of research at the institute.

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Collaborative marks 10 years of applying science to local challenges

Using science to inform policy decisions took center stage at the 10th Annual Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative.

David Resnik
Ethicist David Resnik elected to AAAS

NIEHS bioethicist David Resnik was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as were six grantees.

Michael Karin
Inflammation promotes liver cancer through battle of immune cells

Researchers at the University of California San Diego reported a new mechanism by which long-term liver inflammation promotes cancer.

Robert Tanguay
Use of new in vivo models showcased at regional tox meeting

Development of new in vivo models for toxicology was showcased at the annual North Carolina Society of Toxicology meeting Oct. 30 at NIEHS.

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Claire Weinberg
Weinberg receives NIEHS award for outstanding research

Biostatistician Clarice Weinberg wins second NIEHS award for outstanding in-house researcher.

Mortensen and Chorley
Scientific approaches for new risk assessments highlighted at GEMS

The Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society fall meeting highlighted links between genetic makeup and sensitivity to exposures.

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Allen Wilcox
NIEHS researchers use video to promote science

NIEHS scientists Allen Wilcox and Paul Wade each took time away from their research to contribute to science videos.

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Lao, Pierrie, and Domenico
Helping teachers take biomedical research approaches into classrooms

NIEHS worked with nearly 130 local educators in the past month, through partnerships, collaborations, and in response to direct requests.

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Collman and participants
International meeting strengthens environmental health network

Environmental health was highlighted at the Pacific Basin Consortium and companion meetings on both e-waste and children’s health.

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Nicole Kleinstreuer
Scientists invited to build computer models that predict toxicity

Scientists from around the world are invited to help develop computer models to predict acute toxicity.

John Bucher
Insights for decision-makers when adopting scientific advances

Gaining acceptance of new test methods, such as better ways for predicting toxicity, involves changes on the part of many stakeholders.

Ron Whitefield and a black dog
Veterans Day at NIEHS — panel and CFC kickoff

NIEHS welcomed Ron Whitfield, from Vets to Vets United, for its Veterans Day celebration and kickoff of the Combined Federal Campaign.

Drew assists girl scouts
Girl Scouts learn about lung power thanks to NIEHS ambassador

At Scouting for the Cure, Girl Scouts discovered the impressive capacities of their lungs, thanks to NIEHS volunteer Christie Drew.

APHA public health event
Five days of science and public health at APHA

At the 2017 annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, NIEHS presented information on a wide range of public health topics.

Shannon Farris
Two NIEHS fellows earn Pathway to Independence Awards

Shannon Farris and Kristen Upson are the latest NIEHS fellows to receive National Institutes of Health Pathway to Independence Awards.

Dhruv Shankar
Contest helps young scholars connect to the public

Aspiring undergrad scientists at NIEHS practiced presenting their work to nonscientists.

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