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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.

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

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

NIEHS research links phthalate exposure and birth defects
polydactyly x ray

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

Arsenic website helps identify sources and reduce exposures
Chen - Rardin

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

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

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

Postdoc wins award for study of moms with diabetes
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.

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

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

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

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

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

Genomics Day showcases NIEHS resources
Wade Paul

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

NIEHS among Green Champions winners for seventh year
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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