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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

May 2017

Blotnick and Andrea Polli

Science and art shed light on air pollution, health

Scientists reviewed air pollution’s health effects at a North Carolina conference and lecture, while new displays make air pollution more evident to the public.

Women’s Health Awareness Day draws more than 600 participants
Joan Packenham

The third Women’s Health Awareness Day 2017, co-sponsored by NIEHS, drew hundreds of participants from the local area.

Sex chromosomes and sex differences influence disease
David Page

Whitehead Institute Director David Page, M.D., said genomes of males and females work differently and may affect sex differences in disease.

Aflatoxin exposure marker may lead to early detection of liver cancer
scientists study cells

NIEHS-supported researchers at MIT documented early signs of liver cancer in mice exposed to the fungal toxin aflatoxin B1.

Hall recognized for distinguished service to Endocrine Society
Janet Hall

NIEHS Clinical Director Janet Hall, M.D., was recognized for distinguished service to the Endocrine Society, including a term as president.

Breast Cancer Prevention Partners celebrates 25 years, new name

Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, formerly the Breast Cancer Fund, celebrated 25 years and new name, at a dinner in San Francisco.

Lisa Rider receives lifetime achievement award from Cure JM
Rider and McKeever

NIEHS clinical researcher Lisa Rider, M.D., received the Cure JM lifetime achievement award, for significant advances in juvenile myositis.

Black cohosh — case study for botanicals testing
Stephanie Smith-Roe

NTP research on black cohosh provides a glimpse of the complexities of studying botanical supplements.

In Alaska and Australia, von Hippel involves locals in research
Frank von Hippel

Whether in the Arctic or the tropics, Frank von Hippel’s research involves indigenous populations and model species from the local area.

Flint water crisis opens path to new employment
Jones displays illustration

Three years after the Flint water crisis began, residents who received NIEHS worker training are helping repair the broken water system.

Exposome research advances with new tools
environmental infographic

New tools are advancing exposome studies, which are becoming crucial to public health research, said speakers at a Yale University symposium.

Triangle Society for Neuroscience promotes scientific exchange
Dudek, Nader, and Sombers

From studies of the brain to professional development, the Triangle Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience spring conference hit the mark.

Jackson earns Ernest E. Just Prize
Chandra Jackson

Chandra Jackson, Ph.D., received the Ernest E. Just Prize for research on diseases that disproportionately affect African Americans.

From penguins to pollinators — Earth Week at NIEHS
Stephanie Holmgren

NIEHS observances of Earth Day began with a journey to Antarctica and concluded with ways to support pollinators and wildflowers.

Natasha Clayton and lab enhance NIEHS environmental health education
Natasha Clayton meets students

When groups of students or teachers come to NIEHS for education workshops, Natasha Clayton and her lab step forward to show science at work.

New tools improve exposure and risk assessments
Richard Corley

Richard Corley discussed cutting-edge technologies that make scientific predictions more relevant to humans and real-world conditions.

Science at GISBL retreat involves talks, posters, and cookies
GISBL group

Invited speakers, a poster flash session, panel of former trainees, and scientific cookie contest were featured at a NIEHS lab retreat.

Weis elected president of the American Board of Toxicology
Christopher Weis

NIEHS Toxicology Liaison Christopher Weis was voted president-elect of the American Board of Toxicology.


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