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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

February 2018

Around the World

New tool visualizes employment trends in biomedical science

To help scientists evaluate various career paths, NIEHS developed a tool that analyzes biomedical employment trends and displays results with a novel visualization method.

Algal toxin accumulates in brain and other tissues
Suramya Waidyanatha

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

Rutgers Community Engagement Core helps improve air near schools
Robert Laumbach

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

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

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

NIEHS grantee Chang wins prestigious NAS award
Howard Chang

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

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

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

Quantifying human exposures
Michael Snyder

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

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

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

Roadmap to guide progress toward replacing animal use
Casey Warren

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

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

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

Genome editing offers promising tools for environmental health science
Rick Woychik

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



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