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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

February 2017

Francis Collins

Geneticist Collins continues on as National Institutes of Health director

Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., will continue as director of the National Institutes of Health and its groundbreaking research programs.

Chemical risk assessment keeps pace with emerging science
Jonathan Samet

A new National Academies report recommends ways to use recent advances in science and technology for assessing risks from chemicals.

NTP supports first study of BPA levels in U.S. factory workers
Cynthia Hines

A study supported by the National Toxicology Program is the first to look at exposure to bisphenol A among U.S. manufacturing workers.

Two NIEHS grantees win prestigious White House awards
Manish Arora

Manish Arora, Ph.D., and Catherine Karr, Ph.D., are among the winners of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers

NIEHS clinical researcher helps find cause of rare birth defect
Natalie Shaw

Natalie Shaw, M.D, and an international team linked the genetic root of arhinia to two other seemingly unrelated disorders.

Mutation signatures point to cancer causes, says Sir Michael Stratton
Sir Michael Stratton

Stratton discussed studies of mutation patterns in cancer cells, which are helping scientists trace the exposures that led to cancer.

NIEHS supports tribal emergency preparedness in North Dakota
North Darkota Well Flare

With NIEHS support, Cliff Whitman Sr trains Ft. Berthold Reservation’s tribal members to respond to potential oil well emergencies.

New cell models for toxicology better mimic human tissue
Sreenivasa Ramaiahgari

NTP postdoc Sreenivasa Ramaiahgari, Ph.D., described his work developing cell models that better mimic human tissue for toxicity testing.

Award-winning resource benefits communities near busy roadways
Wendy Gutschow

More people living near busy roads will benefit from an innovative resource on health risks, thanks to a Transportation Research Board award.

Translating sensor data and citizen science into public health
Dave Peden

Exposure sensors and citizen science offer exciting possibilities for improving public health, based on a recent data science roundtable.

Friends of NIEHS gather to learn latest in environmental health research
Nuala Moore

At the Friends of NIEHS yearly meeting, Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., shared the latest findings in NIEHS-funded environmental health research.

NIEHS surpasses $100K goal for 2016 Combined Federal Campaign
Runners at the 5K Fun Run

NIEHS beat its $100,000 goal in the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign, part of $2.4 million raised by the National Institutes of Health.


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