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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

February 2018

Suramya Waidyanatha
Algal toxin accumulates in brain and other tissues

The algal toxin L-BMAA leaves traces in tissues of rodents after oral consumption, according to a new National Toxicology Program study.

Robert Laumbach
Rutgers Community Engagement Core helps improve air near schools

Rutgers teamed up with a local community to lower diesel emissions in front of neighborhood schools and homes.

Linda Birnbaum and Friends of NIEHS
Friends of NIEHS exchange news, interests with institute leaders

At the Jan. 24 Friends of NIEHS meeting, members received updates on NIEHS, community forums, and other work of the institute.

Howard Chang
NIEHS grantee Chang wins prestigious NAS award

The National Academy of Science Award in Molecular Biology recognized NIEHS grantee Howard Chang for his discovery of long noncoding RNA.

Microbiome Diagram
Role of the microbiome in exposure risk — a call for research

A new report offers much-needed guidance for research on how the microbiome might influence the health effects of environmental chemicals.

Michael Snyder
Quantifying human exposures

In a talk at NIEHS, Michael Snyder, Ph.D., described exposure analyses based on the MicroPEM, a device that monitors airborne particulates.

Berridge, Fenton, and Birnbaum
NIEHS legacy of distinction showcased with awards, quiz show, music

The annual event to recognize outstanding achievements by NIEHS was accompanied by a quiz show and house band.

Casey Warren
Roadmap to guide progress toward replacing animal use

Progress toward replacing animal use in safety testing of drugs and chemicals will be guided by a new strategic roadmap.

Amy Wang, Diane Spencer, and Eli Ney
NIEHS staff raise more than $75K for charity

Scientists and administrators from across NIEHS united to raise more than $75,000 for the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign.

Rick Woychik
Genome editing offers promising tools for environmental health science

A workshop sponsored by the National Academies explored how genome and epigenome editing might help advance environmental health research.



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