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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

May 2018

Durham Medical Orchestra

NIEHS celebrates Earth Day with music and science

A unique mix of science and music drew an enthusiastic crowd April 22 for an NIEHS-sponsored Earth Day celebration at the downtown Durham Convention Center.

Joan Packenham
Women’s Health Awareness Day empowers participants from 27 counties

More than 650 people gathered for Women’s Health Awareness Day, with education, screenings, medical services, and other resources.

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Stavros Garantziotis
NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2018

On World Asthma Day, the National Institutes of Health renews our commitment to develop strategies to manage, treat, and prevent the disease.

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H3Africa Symposium
Environmental exposure and genetics research in Africa

NIEHS scientists discussed environmental exposure, genomics, and genetics studies with Human Heredity and Health in Africa researchers.

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Andy Lavender
Artificial intelligence enhances environmental health research

Deep learning may transform biomedical research, according to a review article published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.

Nigel Walker
Expert panel reviews CLARITY-BPA Core Study

An expert panel agreed with CLARITY-BPA findings that the core study portion showed minimal effects of BPA in rats at the doses studied.

Nicole Kleinstreuer
Advancing computer models that predict toxicity

Computer model developers and regulators reviewed models to predict chemical and drug toxicity at a National Toxicology Program workshop.

Joe Poccia
NIEHS website gets a fresh new look

The NIEHS website has a fresh, new look that showcases research, grant offerings, and a broad range of scientific and educational tools.

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All of Us research program begins enrollment

The All of Us Research Program announces national enrollment of adults from all backgrounds, regardless of health status.

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Kalpana Balakrishnan
Building evidence to improve air quality in India

Indoor and outdoor air pollution combine into a pressing public health burden in India. Kalpana Balakrishnan and others seek answers.

Qamar Rahman
How environmental exposures impact women’s health

Qamar Rahman, Ph.D., D.Sc., discussed her work on exposures faced by poor women, particularly in her native India.

Natalia Orlovsky
High school scientist at NIEHS-funded program wins big

Natalia Orlovsky won second place and $175,000 for research conducted at the Penn Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology.

Ericka Reid
Talented group of scholars presents results

Participants in the 2018 NIEHS Scholars Connect Program present their research at the program’s Spring Symposium.

Michelle Olive
Atherosclerosis as a model for studying combined exposures

Using atherosclerosis as their model, scientists from many disciplines discussed chemical exposure and nonchemical stressor interactions.

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Youngsters explore science at Bring Your Kids to Work Day

A hands-on science fair greeted dozens of children, and their parents and grandparents, at the annual NIEHS Bring Your Kids to Work Day.

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Christie Drew talks to Scouts
NIEHS scientists talk environmental health with local youth

Two NIEHS scientists spent a day on the farm March 24, speaking to local Girl Scouts about environmental health.

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