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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

February 2020

David Standaert, M.D., Ph.D.

Parkinson’s driven by inflammation, genetics, and the environment

David Standaert, M.D., Ph.D., said that early interventions involving anti-inflammatory drugs could help to slow progression of the disease.

Liping Feng, M.D.
Replacement chemicals may put pregnancies at risk

Newer chemicals, which replace those phased out decades ago, may have harmful effects on pregnancy, says Liping Feng.

Jack Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.
Blood test may point to timing of breast cancer diagnosis

The types of white blood cells in the bloodstream may shift in the years leading up to a breast cancer diagnosis, according to a new study.

EHMI, The Environmental Health Matters Initiative
National Academy of Sciences president highlights environmental health

Marcia McNutt discusses the Environmental Health Matters Initiative in a new video.

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Alan Brown, M.D.
Prenatal environment may influence brain disorders later in life

Alan Brown’s research links infections, chemical exposures, and inflammation in pregnancy to offspring’s schizophrenia, autism, and more.

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Sue Fenton, Ph.D. and Bevin Blake at the 2019 Society of Toxicology meeting
Sue Fenton named outstanding mentor

NIEHS toxicologist is one of three mentors honored by National Institutes of Health graduate student trainees.

Robert London, Ph.D.
Robert London named NIH Scientist Emeritus

London retired from NIEHS after 37 years of significant contributions to the field of nuclear magnetic resonance.

NIEHS Sustainability Report 2019 cover image
Sustainability report notes progress in reducing waste, energy use

Water conservation, solar energy, landfill diversion, and lower vehicle emissions at NIEHS improve sustainability of biomedical research.

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John Schelp
Invite a scientist — NIEHS takes to the classroom

Teachers and leaders can request particular topics, then institute volunteers will visit to share NIEHS research and career opportunities.

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Debra King holding microphone and standing by stage with balloons
NIEHS supports charities across the country

Employees contributed almost $90,000 in money and volunteer time during the latest Combined Federal Campaign.

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