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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

September 2018

p53 group

Tour-de-force analysis sheds light on human tumor suppressor

The critical cancer-fighting protein p53 plays a much broader role in human biology than previously thought, says a team from NIEHS.

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

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

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

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

New insights on pesticide exposure and autism
Boy looking out window with headphones over ears

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Documentary shows community, researchers collaborating for clean air
Cleaner Air Video still

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

Two tenure-track researchers join NIEHS
Anne Marie Jukic

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

High-tech tool detects diet-cancer links
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Robert Turesky, Ph.D., uses noninvasive samples, such as hair, to find evidence of dietary exposure to certain carcinogens.

NIEHS water and energy team wins DOE award
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.

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.

Feeding families, federal employees donate more
Feds Feed Families

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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