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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

March 2018

berkeley group

Berkeley — thirty years of innovative research in environmental health

The Superfund Research Center at Berkeley marked 30 years of making important scientific discoveries and launching new programs at a Jan. 30 event.

NIEHS-funded papers inform efforts to reduce mercury pollution
celia chen

Four new papers describe the latest science on mercury in the environment and inform activities under a global treaty on mercury.

NTP releases first CLARITY-BPA report, more to come
plastic water bottles

The National Toxicology Program released a draft report from part of a study on health effects in rats from exposure to bisphenol A, or BPA.

Five faculty receive ONES awards for environmental health research
Deyu Li

Five recipients of the NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Awards will conduct innovative research on exposures and human disease.

Epigenetics — leading edge in environmental health
Rob Smart

Connections among epigenetics, the environment, and human health took center stage at a symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Birnbaum inspires at Triangle Global Health Career Day
Linda Birnbaum

Birnbaum brought an environmental lens to global health during the Triangle Global Health Career Day Feb. 16 at Duke University.

NIEHS epidemiologist Jackson wins Bench-to-Bedside grant
Chandra Jackson

NIEHS epidemiologist Chandra Jackson, Ph.D., won a Bench-to-Bedside grant to study links between multiple metabolites and type 2 diabetes.

Experts agree that flame retardant ingredient may be carcinogenic
Rebecca Fry

A peer review panel unanimously agreed with the NTP conclusion that antimony trioxide is reasonably anticipated to be a carcinogen.

Chlorine levels help detect risk for disease outbreak
Flint Street

Scientists studying the Flint water crisis reported a link between the risk for Legionnaires’ disease and decreased levels of chlorine.

Fellows compete in third annual Big Picture, Small Talk challenge
Lee Langer

Eleven postdocs took part in the third annual plain language competition Feb. 21, with three named as winners.

Federal agencies exchange PFAS updates
Chris Weis

Sixteen federal agencies shared research findings and data gaps on chemicals known as PFAS, paving the way for future information exchanges.

Council meeting features visionary science
Andrew Feinberg

Visionary science featured throughout the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council meeting Feb. 12.

Lichtveld discusses enterprise evaluation
Maureen Lichtveld

Maureen Lichtveld, M.D., from Tulane University, presented an approach to evaluating complex environmental and public health efforts.

Diversity Speaker Series launches with Duke’s Sherilynn Black
Sherilynn Black

Sherilynn Black, Ph.D., from Duke University, launched the new NIEHS Diversity Speakers Series with a Feb. 16 seminar.

Innovative technologies shed light on mitochondrial DNA replication
Matt Longley

Single molecule imaging of mitochondrial DNA suggest how deletions might occur, according to research by NIEHS scientist Matt Longley.


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