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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

September 2019

Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., NIEHS and NTP Director

PFAS conference highlights research obstacles, public health challenges

Toxicologists and other scientists explored new ways to study these complex chemicals.

Nonsmokers can get emphysema from air pollution, study finds
older person using an inhaler

Researchers hope that understanding the causes of debilitating lung disease may lead to better prevention and treatment.

NIH researchers tackle questions on air pollution and pregnancy
pregnant woman with hands on belly and smokestacks in background graphic

National Institutes of Health scientists responded to concerns about air pollution, pregnancy, and child health via Reddit Ask Me Anything.

Chemicals’ effects on development and reproduction reviewed by expert panel
AtLee Watson, Ph.D.

The National Toxicology Program invited outside experts to review its first technical reports related to developmental and reproductive toxicology.

Blocking mosquitoes with a graphene shield
person bending and using spray bottle on back of leg

Graphene film may be an alternative to chemicals now used in insect repellants and protective clothing.

Patricia Jensen tenure vote unanimous
Patricia Jensen, Ph.D., NIEHS

As an NIEHS neurobiologist, Jensen developed new tools used by researchers around the world.

FAIR principles critical for data-driven research, says Schurer
Stephan Schurer, Ph.D., University of Miami

The data principles known as FAIR improve drug studies and are integral to the new NIEHS Informatics and Information Technology roadmap.

Suk promotes children’s environmental health in Asia-Pacific
Bill Suk, Ph.D., NIEHS, with students and faculty at Khon Kaen University

A Fulbright award allowed Suk to collaborate extensively with researchers in Thailand and surrounding countries.

In memoriam: Joyce Goldstein’s distinguished NIEHS career
Sonia de Morais and Joyce Goldstein

She was a pioneering researcher, a passionate mentor, and an engaged member of the broader scientific community.

Molecular sensor scouts DNA damage, supervises repair
Sam Wilson, M.D.

From NIEHS scientists and grantees comes the first report of a protein — called UV-DDB — involved in two ancient DNA repair pathways.

Wildfire — a tragedy years in the making, says Steelman
Toddi Steelman, Ph.D., Dean, Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment

Duke University dean explains how recent catastrophic fires resulted from long-term trends in climate, housing, fire suppression, and more.

NIEHS fellow starts new position at Mayo Clinic
Matthew Schellenberg, Ph.D.

Matthew Schellenberg, Ph.D., says the knowledge and skills he gained at NIEHS paved the way for his exciting career opportunity.

Summer interns take the stage
Katy Hamilton, NIEHS

College students practice communication skills in addition to performing scientific research during their summer at NIEHS

Summer food drive draws generous giving
Monya Brace

Through the Feds Feed Families program, NIEHS donated 3,470 pounds of food and other necessities to local communities.



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