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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

January 2018

Steven Shears
Defending against environmental stressors may shorten lifespan

A shorter life may be the price for coping with the natural assaults of daily living, reported NIEHS researchers and colleagues in Japan.

Catherine Dulac
Catherine Dulac examines the neurobiology of social behavior

Harvard neurobiologist Catherine Dulac discussed the neural circuits responsible for instinctive social behaviors in mice.

Linda Birnbaum
Society of Toxicology 2018 awards recognize Birnbaum, Ramaiahgari

SOT awardees for 2018 include NIEHS and National Toxicology Program Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., and NTP postdoc Sreenivasa Ramaiahgari, Ph.D.

Representatives from the five EHD centers
New centers work to lessen environmental health disparities

One year into research and connecting with communities, grantees at centers to research environmental health disparities met to share progress.

Linda Birnbaum and the new NIEHS warehouse
Grand opening celebrates NIEHS net-zero energy warehouse

A new environmentally friendly NIEHS warehouse was dedicated Dec. 11, in a ceremony attended by dignitaries and NIEHS staff.

John Bucher
NTP board meeting highlights new tools, technologies, and methods

New tools, technologies, and approaches in toxicology were key topics for the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors.

From left, Roman, Gross, Cotton, and Gibson.
Bennett student and faculty visit launches new NIEHS connection

Bennett College students and faculty launched a new NIEHS connection with a visit that included speed mentoring and grants information.

Zach Hilt and Angela Gutierrez
Angela Gutierrez honored with 2017 Wetterhahn Award

The Superfund Research Program named Angela Gutierrez, from the University of Kentucky, as this year’s Wetterhahn Memorial Award winner.

Darryl Zeldin
Allergens widespread in largest study of U.S. homes

NIEHS researchers find allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to nation’s largest indoor allergen study.

Bruce Androphy
Ethics in science and government featured in fast-paced Ethics Day

NIEHS Ethics Day featured a fast-paced review of ethics topics in science and government, led by NIEHS Ethics Office Director Bruce Androphy.

Bob Petrovich
Core Day showcases expert scientific support for NIEHS researchers

At the annual NIEHS Core Day, representatives from core labs updated attendees on the broad range of scientific services and resources available.

Angel Tree with toys
NIEHS shares toys with needy youths through Salvation Army Angel Trees

NIEHS collected donations for 100 families through the 2017 Salvation Army Angel Tree project.


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