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Environmental Factor

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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.

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

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

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NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2018
Stavros Garantziotis

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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Environmental exposure and genetics research in Africa
H3Africa Symposium

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

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Artificial intelligence enhances environmental health research
Andy Lavender

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

Expert panel reviews CLARITY-BPA Core Study
Nigel Walker

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

Advancing computer models that predict toxicity
Nicole Kleinstreuer

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

NIEHS website gets a fresh new look
Joe Poccia

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

All of Us research program begins enrollment
All of Us promo

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

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Building evidence to improve air quality in India
Kalpana Balakrishnan

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

How environmental exposures impact women’s health
Qamar Rahman

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

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

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

Talented group of scholars presents results
Ericka Reid

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

Atherosclerosis as a model for studying combined exposures
Michelle Olive

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
boy looking through microscope

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

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

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