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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

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

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

Collaborative marks 10 years of applying science to local challenges
EHC logo

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

Ethicist David Resnik elected to AAAS
David Resnik

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

Inflammation promotes liver cancer through battle of immune cells
Michael Karin

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

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

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

Weinberg receives NIEHS award for outstanding research
Claire Weinberg

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

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

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

NIEHS researchers use video to promote science
Allen Wilcox

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

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

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

International meeting strengthens environmental health network
Collman and participants

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

Scientists invited to build computer models that predict toxicity
Nicole Kleinstreuer

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

Insights for decision-makers when adopting scientific advances
John Bucher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Two NIEHS fellows earn Pathway to Independence Awards
Shannon Farris

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

Contest helps young scholars connect to the public
Dhruv Shankar

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



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