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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

September 2018

Graphic of research by NIEHS Schurman Garantziotis including woman using inhaler, cars with smog and gene variations
Genetics and pollution drive severity of asthma symptoms

Asthma patients with a certain genetic profile have worse symptoms after exposure to traffic pollution, according to a team led by NIEHS.

Chandra Jackson sleep
Are sleep-related health disparities linked to the home environment?

Racial disparities in sleep and cardiometabolic health may have more to do with the environment than previously thought, says new study.

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New insights on pesticide exposure and autism

Pregnant women with high levels of DDT in their blood are more likely to have children who develop autism, according to NIEHS grantees.

Matthew Cave, M.D., discussed links between liver diseases and exposures to chemicals, such as vinyl chloride, in an NIEHS seminar.
Liver disease and environmental exposures

Matthew Cave, M.D., discussed links between liver diseases and exposures to chemicals, such as vinyl chloride, in an NIEHS seminar.

Ann Aschengrau
PCE exposure linked to stillbirth risk, NIEHS grantee says

An NIEHS grantee reported that women who drank water contaminated with the solvent PCE had double the rate of a certain type of stillbirth.

NIEHS and NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., left, listened as Kelsey Shelofsky
Sixty-five students showcase summer research projects

As the 2018 Summer Intern Program ended, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students shared their research at a poster session.

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Carol Shreffler data science
Building data-competent scientists, training ideas explored

Experts grappled with approaches to training environmental health scientists to make the most of big data at an NIEHS gathering in August.

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Documentary shows community, researchers collaborating for clean air

A new documentary tells of a successful collaboration to stop diesel trucks from detouring through an urban New Jersey neighborhood.

Anne Marie Jukic
Two tenure-track researchers join NIEHS

NIEHS Scientific Director Darryl Zeldin, M.D., welcomed two scientists to NIEHS — Anne Marie Jukic, Ph.D., and Joseph Rodriguez, Ph.D.

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High-tech tool detects diet-cancer links

Robert Turesky, Ph.D., uses noninvasive samples, such as hair, to find evidence of dietary exposure to certain carcinogens.

From right, Stancil, Del Corral, Thompson, and Askins overcame untold challenges to open the first net-zero energy facility in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
NIEHS water and energy team wins DOE award

The U.S. Department of Energy named four winners from NIEHS for outstanding efforts with the 2018 Federal Energy and Water Management Award.

Replacing animal testing — progress and challenges

Environmental Factor spoke with Warren Casey, Ph.D., on progress and challenges in reducing and replacing animals in safety testing.

Feds Feed Families
Feeding families, federal employees donate more

NIEHS donated more than 3,360 lbs. of food and other items through Feds Feed Families, surpassing totals in each of the past two years.


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