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October 2018

PAH cleanup may worsen toxicity
Stacy Simonich

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

CLARITY-BPA releases grantee data and core study report
photograph of metal food cans

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

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

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
Boy sitting on floor with toy airplane next to him

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

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

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

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DNA damage and mutations across the genome
Natalie Saini

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

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

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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Fessler discusses cholesterol and the immune response
Mike Fessler

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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