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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

June 2020

Jani Ingram, Ph.D.

COVID-19 shines light on Navajo water contamination

Three NIEHS grant recipients say exposure to uranium, arsenic, and other metals has increased the tribe’s susceptibility to the disease.

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

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

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

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

Postbac fellows join virtual poster day
Jacob Gordon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Communication challenge draws NIEHS postbac competitors
Sanya Mehta

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

Creative facemasks ease pandemic stress
Travis Young wearing his winning mask

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

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

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



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