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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

June 2017

Mark Johnson

STEMposium celebrates student projects and teacher immersions

Elementary through high school students filled the halls with displays of projects inspired by their teachers’ STEM immersions with WakeEd Partnership.

Chuan He, Ph.D.
Dynamic mechanisms read and manage genetic information

Chuan He, who pioneered study of reversible chemical modifications of DNA and RNA, discussed new insights into how genetic material is read.

polydactyly x ray
NIEHS research links phthalate exposure and birth defects

NIEHS researchers led by Humphrey Yao found that embryos from a certain mouse strain have more birth defects after exposure to phthalates.

Chen - Rardin
Arsenic website helps identify sources and reduce exposures

A new website from Dartmouth shares information on steps people can take to reduce exposures to arsenic in water, food, and other sources.

Jason Biggs
Bacteria in marine sponges produce flame retardant-like compounds

University of California San Diego grantees found that bacteria hosted by a marine sponge produce flame retardant-like compounds.

McWhorter, right, accepted her award from Lincoln Edwards, D.D.S., Ph.D., president of Northern Caribbean University and chair of the NMRI planning committee.
Postdoc wins award for study of moms with diabetes

Ketrell McWhorter's poster presentation earned a translational research award from the Network of Minority Health Research Investigators.

networking reception
Trainees explore career options at 20th annual NIEHS symposium

Nearly 400 students and trainees networked and learned about career options at the 20th Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium.

Rebecca Fry
Using cutting-edge epigenetic research to inform decision making

Rebecca Fry discussed how epigenetic research can be incorporated into risk assessments, at a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency talk.

Wade Paul
Genomics Day showcases NIEHS resources

The showcase of in-house resources for the vital study of genomes and epigenomes was anchored by a keynote presentation from Paul Wade.

Handling petri dishes and magnifying glasses is routine at the learning center, which helps develop an early love of scientific inquiry in its young clients.
NIEHS among Green Champions winners for seventh year

Two groups from NIEHS won the Department of Health and Human Services Green Champions awards for sustainability projects.

Catherine Williamson-Hardy
NIEHS administrative professionals event focuses on social styles

NIEHS celebrated administrative professionals with an event that honored their achievements and helped build new skills.

Casey Warren
Public forum on alternatives to animal testing highlights next steps

A public forum sought comment on next steps in replacing animals in safety testing and featured collaborations that make progress possible.

Lisa Rider, M.D.
International myositis conference brings together researchers, patients

NIEHS scientists helped organize the 2nd Global Conference on Myositis, welcoming researchers, patients, and support groups.

Aubrey Miller, M.D.
Asian worker health group learns about U.S. disaster response research

Aubrey Miller discussed the Disaster Research Response program at an Asian occupational health conference Taiwan.

Francis Collins, M.D.,Ph.D.
New NIH approach to grant funding

On May 2, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., described an initiative regarding research grant awards.


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