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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

October 2018

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Stress chemical in the brain decreases anxiety

Certain brain cells involved in the fight-or-flight response unexpectedly reduce anxiety and stress in mice, according to new NIEHS research.

Stacy Simonich
PAH cleanup may worsen toxicity

Research by Staci Simonich, Ph.D., suggests bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons may increase toxicity of contaminated soils.

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CLARITY-BPA releases grantee data and core study report

The CLARITY-BPA program released two resources Sept. 28 — data sets from grantee studies and the final core study report.

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Wildfire cleanup crews benefit from worker training

The NIEHS Worker Training Program helps those involved in cleaning up after California's wildfires safely handle hazardous materials.

Heacock and Finn speak at the meeting
Aging, worker training initiatives get advisory council nod

The NIEHS advisory council endorsed initiatives to study the impacts of disasters on the elderly and to update the worker training program.

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The RNA link between genes, air pollution, and autism

In an NIEHS talk, Daniel Campbell, Ph.D., suggested that long noncoding RNA may be the gene-environment link in autism risk.

Rider receives an award from Goldberg
The Myositis Association honors Rider’s research

The Myositis Association honored NIEHS clinical researcher Lisa Rider, M.D., for 15 years of significant impact on myositis research.

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Environmental health literacy empowers people, communities

A new book, 'Environmental Health Literacy,' examines this emerging field from the perspective of scientists and their community partners.

Berridge addresses the meeting
Regulators play key roles in replacing animals in tox testing

To help reduce animal use in toxicity testing, regulators should clarify what information they need and which new approaches they accept.

Natalie Saini
DNA damage and mutations across the genome

NIEHS postdoctoral fellow Natalie Saini, Ph.D., opened a fall seminar series at Duke with a discussion of genome-wide mutations.

Scientists meet to discuss how to measure harmful factors in the environment
Environmental health goes global at ISES-ISEE meeting

Scientists from around the world gathered to discuss how to measure harmful factors in the environment and study resulting health effects.

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Emergency collections serve hurricane victims

NIEHS responded to the devastation of Hurricane Florence by launching an emergency drive to stock food banks in hard-hit areas.

Mike Fessler
Fessler discusses cholesterol and the immune response

In a special seminar, Michael Fessler, M.D., discussed how the shuttling of cholesterol through the body impacts the immune response.


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