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Environmental Factor

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Your Online Source for NIEHS News

May 2020

young girl holding an inhaler

NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2020

National Institutes of Health researchers and grantees enhance treatment, prevention, and understanding of the disease.

Covid-19 researchers gain quick access to surveys, protocols
Aubrey Miller, M.D.

Ready access to survey questionnaires, study protocols, and other resources makes for quick study launch and more consistent data.

Autoimmunity may be rising in the United States
Frederick Miller, M.D., Ph.D.

NIEHS scientists say their findings could lead to a better understanding of what causes related diseases, and how to prevent them.

Oil spill workers regain lung function
Dale Sandler, Ph.D.

Ten years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, new findings show that lung impacts among cleanup workers resolved over time.

Moderate fish intake by moms linked to health benefits for kids
grilled fish fillet with vegetables in the background

NIEHS grantees linked children’s healthier metabolic profiles to levels of inflammation biomarkers in maternal and cord blood.

Preeclampsia may harm children’s brain development
Allen Wilcox, M.D., Ph.D.

The condition, which increases mothers’ blood pressure in pregnancy, could put children at risk of epilepsy and intellectual disability.

Mixtures researchers have new tool for health effects studies
Alexandra White, Ph.D.

This advance is part of the NIEHS focus on statistical methods to assess how real-world exposures to chemical mixture affect human health.

Scholars share research, show resilience at spring symposium
some of the class of 2020 NIEHS Scholars Connect Program

Students presenting research at the NIEHS Scholars Connect Program symposium switched to sharing from their homes, via video connection.

Scientific Journeys: From literary translation to reproductive biology
Humphrey Yao, Ph.D.

In an interview, Humphrey Yao offered insight into one of his passions, scientific communication, and described his unique career path.

NIEHS social media educates, informs
Christine Bruske Flowers

With Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts, the institute shares quality, well-crafted information based on first-rate science.

Enzyme may play key role in obesity-related leaky gut
Bruce Hammock, Ph.D.

Bruce Hammock and colleagues report that inhibiting an enzyme called soluble epoxide hydrolase improved intestinal function in obese mice.

Fiftieth Earth Day observed with clean energy talk
Happy Earth Day 22 April

Sushma Masemore, North Carolina’s energy director, discussed state efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

New Stadtman researcher joins the ranks
Kyle Messier, Ph.D.

Kyle Messier brings his expertise in spatiotemporal statistical models to toxicological studies.

Mauge-Lewis researches replacement PFAS in firefighting foams
Kevin Mauge-Lewis

In local seminar, the NIEHS postdoctoral fellow discusses how the chemicals could affect the liver.

NIEHS history comes alive with postcards
close up of a woman in a toga in the center of a butterfly

John Schelp’s presentations gave the institute and Durham community a deeper understanding of their shared roots.



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