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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

March 2019

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Older biological age linked to elevated breast cancer risk

NIEHS scientists reported that women whose DNA shows biological age older than their chronological age face a higher risk of breast cancer.

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Chemotherapy workers face risks, reduced with safe handling

Analysis finds moderate level of evidence that workplace exposure is associated with increased risk of miscarriage and genetic damage

Kembra Howdeshell, Ph.D.
Kembra Howdeshell honored by Teratology Society

The National Toxicology Program scientist is recognized as an outstanding toxicologist and mentor in the area of birth defects research.

Damon Tweedy, M.D.
Damon Tweedy headlines NIEHS Diversity Speaker Series

The author of “Black Man in a White Coat” discussed efforts to overcome racial bias on both sides of the patient-doctor relationship.

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Fourth Annual International Conference on One Medicine One Science (iCOMOS)
One Health conference draws experts to Thailand

Participants in the International Conference on One Medicine One Science explored the intersection of human, animal, and environmental health.

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New toxicity test offers speed, accuracy, savings

A new test directly measures cell survival more quickly and cheaply than other ways of testing toxicity of chemicals and other exposures.

BSC chair Kenneth McMartin, Ph.D.
NTP board explores new directions

Advisors explored the National Toxicology Program’s role as the field transforms to a more predictive science.

Stephen Shears, Ph.D., head of the Inositol Signaling Group at NIEHS
Research uncovers secret behind flavonoids’ health benefits

NIEHS scientists open door to new medicines by discovering how flavonoids — at levels found in balanced diet — block cancer-promoting protein.

Pam Factor-Litvak, Columbia University
Sarin poses health risk after initial effects, peer reviewers agree

A panel of experts agreed with National Toxicology Program conclusions on long-term neurological effects of exposure to nerve agent.

Dina Markowitz, Ph.D.
Kits spur community environmental health literacy

Hands-on kits help diverse communities learn about environmental health risks in their homes and neighborhoods, and how to take action.

Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. and Phil Brown, Ph.D.
Council backs renewal of undergraduate research funds

The NIEHS advisory group voted to continue the student grants, and heard talks on children’s health, cyber needs, and clean cookstoves.

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National Toxicology Program Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
Global Health Career Day connects students, professionals

NIEHS hosted the annual career fair, connecting students, job seekers, and professionals with global health organizations in North Carolina.

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NTP associate director, Brian Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D.
MOU aims to improve cardiovascular safety of pharmaceuticals

NTP is part of a new interagency research collaboration to foster more novel, human-relevant safety testing methods

Kyla Taylor, Ph.D.
Oscars-style show spotlights NIEHS merit awards

The annual ceremony celebrated excellence of NIEHS scientists, administrators, support technicians, contractors, trainees, and others.

TAMU SRP Center Director Ivan Rusyn, M.D., Ph.D. and Candice Brinkmeyer-Langford, Ph.D.,
Texas workshop prepares trainees for disaster research

Superfund Research Program scientists at Texas A&M host the first disaster research response workshop aimed at grad students and postdocs.

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Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. with Virginia Guidry, Ph.D.
Birnbaum headlines North Carolina health conference

At a gathering of public health leaders, the NIEHS/NTP director described environmental exposures that may affect the health of state residents.

Karen Parker, Ph.D. speaking at a podium
Sexual and gender minority health research highlighted

Environmental health research may play a role in addressing health disparities among LGBT populations.

Janice Allen, Ph.D.
NIEHS shows much love for charities

The institute raised nearly $100,000 for a wide range of charities through the 2018 Combined Federal Campaign.

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