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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

May 2020

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.

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.


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