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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.

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

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

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NIH researchers tackle questions on air pollution and pregnancy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Katy Hamilton, NIEHS
Summer interns take the stage

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

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Monya Brace
Summer food drive draws generous giving

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

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