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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

July 2017

Arora with Avraham Reichenberg

Baby teeth link autism with metal uptake, in NIEHS-funded study

Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less zinc and manganese than in children without autism, say NIEHS-funded researchers.

Extreme events conference highlights risks to the elderly
session panel

Federal workshop explores the toll of extreme weather and other events on the elderly and vulnerable populations.

NIEHS centers blend science and community engagement
Gary Miller

The NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers meeting promoted collaborative science among researchers and communities.

Infectious disease training improves airport worker preparedness
Chip Hughes and Nina Jaitly

Workers at Raleigh-Durham International Airport are now better prepared for infectious disease pathogens, thanks to innovative training.

The healing power of music
Collins and Flemming preforming at the Kennedy Center

Scientists joined artists at Sound Health: Music and the Mind, a collaboration between the Kennedy Center and National Institutes of Health.

Council greets launch of new NIEHS strategic planning project
Jeanne Conry and Kevin Elliott

NIEHS kicked off a new strategic planning process at the June 6 National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council meeting.

Toxicology database wins innovation award, seeks feedback
CEBS Award

The Chemical Effects in Biological Systems database won an award for innovation and seeks feedback and collaborators.

Exposures and influence on the epigenetics of stem cells
Guang Hu

The latest findings on how exposures may influence epigenetic changes to stem cells were shared by leading experts at an NIEHS symposium.

Persistent chemicals in the spotlight at June SRP events
Mark Maddaloni

Communities facing exposures to persistent chemicals were the focus of two Superfund Research Program events in June.

NIEHS launches 2017 Feds Feed Families campaign
Brace, Wilder, and Edith Lee

On June 1, NIEHS launched its annual summer drive to collect food for hungry families, as part of the larger Feds Feed Families campaign.

Gene editing story wins first place
Robin Arnette

An Environmental Factor story about gene editing won first place in the National Association of Government Communicators competition.


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