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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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Invite a scientist — NIEHS takes to the classroom
John Schelp

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

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

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



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