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Your Online Source for NIEHS News

May 2020

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NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Moderate fish intake by moms linked to health benefits for kids

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christine Bruske Flowers
NIEHS social media educates, informs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NIEHS history comes alive with postcards

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

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