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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

July 2019

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Council approves new direction for children’s environmental health centers

Regional centers to provide knowledge mobilization support for scientists, health care professionals, and communities.

Artificial intelligence needs high-quality data to deliver on promise
Gary Miller speaking

AI may revolutionize environmental epidemiology, exposure and toxicity assessment, and other studies, with careful attention to data quality.

Aging and cell stress harm DNA in similar ways
Paul Doetsch, Ph.D., NIEHS Deputy Scientific Director

Mutational signatures could serve as biomarkers for exposure to environmental oxidants or increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases.

NIEHS connects young scholars in research boot camp
participants from 2019 NIEHS Scholars Connect Program

Laboratory skills training, literature searches, and briefings that ranged from ethics to experimental design filled the scholars’ first three days.

Hormone receptor scientists tag-team for Distinguished Lecture
Benita Katzenellenbogen speaking at the podium

Katzenellenbogens delivered joint talk on breast cancer and hormone signaling.

Giant ocean viruses make unique, important enzymes
Screenshot of giant viruses tupanvirus

Cytochrome P450 enzymes play crucial roles in animals, so discovering previously unknown forms of them opens up new possibilities.

Stress and addiction addressed by Worker Training Program
Ashlee Fitch at the podium

Workplace stress, substance use, and addiction were the primary topics for the 2019 Worker Training Program workshop.

Arsenic may interfere with pregnancy and children’s health
Molly Kelly speaking in the microphone

Molly Kile studies pregnant women and their children in Bangladesh to learn about noncancer effects of arsenic exposure.

Symposium empowers women of color in their research careers
Ericka Reid speaking at the podium

The North Carolina Women of Color Research Network provides support for women scientists from underrepresented groups.

Fruitful partnerships advance alternatives to animal testing
Katherine Groff, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

The annual ICCVAM Public Forum brought together animal welfare groups, federal and industry scientists, and other stakeholders.

Robert London celebrates upcoming retirement with symposium
Robert London, Ph.D.

London’s former trainees and past collaborators gathered for a day of scientific talks that commemorated his career.



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