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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

June 2020

Carmen Williams, M.D., Ph.D.
Early embryos develop successfully through molecule called tankyrase

Research by NIEHS scientists could open the door to improved infertility treatments.

John Balbus, M.D.
Climate and health featured in new seminar series

John Balbus kicked off a new seminar series for the institute's Global Environmental Health program.

Jacob Gordon
Postbac fellows join virtual poster day

The annual National Institutes of Health event helps baccalaureates gain valuable experience explaining their research to a broad audience.

Alison Harrill, Ph.D.
NIEHS researchers shine at 59th annual Society of Toxicology meeting

A mysterious kidney disease and the use of epigenetics to predict health risks were among the topics discussed.

Anant Parekh, D.Phil.
Anant Parekh welcomed as new deputy laboratory chief at NIEHS

His group will study how abnormal calcium signals may contribute to human diseases such as allergies and asthma.

poster image-a film by Paige Bierma, Waking Up to Wildfires
“Waking Up to Wildfires” nets regional Emmy nod

The documentary filmed in the aftermath of the 2017 North Bay wildfires in California has aired in public television markets across the country.

David Berube, Ph.D.
Pandemic communication, zebrafish models discussed by genetics group

David Berube, an NTP adviser, discussed pandemic communications research. Others presented studies using zebrafish as physiological models.

Leesa Deterding, Ph.D.
NIEHS racks up Green Champions Awards for sustainability efforts

Five teams won honors from the Department of Health and Human Services, marking the institute's tenth year of recognition.

Lars Pedersen, Ph.D.
Scientific Journeys: From college lacrosse to X-ray crystallography

Lars Pedersen, head of the NIEHS Structure Function Group, described his career path and research in an Environmental Factor interview.

Sanya Mehta
Communication challenge draws NIEHS postbac competitors

The fellows focused on clarity and concision as they discussed topics ranging from oxidative stress to autism.

Travis Young wearing his winning mask
Creative facemasks ease pandemic stress

An institute contest inspired staff and contractors to use their imagination while protecting against COVID-19.

Rick Woychik, Ph.D.
NIEHS, federal employees unite for charities affected by COVID-19

The U.S. government reopens the Combined Federal Campaign so employees can support charities across the world through tough times.



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