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Environmental Factor

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July 2020

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Innovative ALS research fueled by $25 million from NIH

New initiative encourages research to transform treatment and prevention of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a devastating disease.

Michael Fessler, M.D.
NIEHS to lead trans-NIH metabolomics and lipidomics consortium

NIEHS will coordinate the standardization of National Institutes of Health analysis methods for metabolic breakdown products.

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Bold plan to study gene-environment interactions presented to council

The NIEHS advisory board discussed a new effort to tackle common diseases and approved a proposal to expand environmental health education.

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Reductions in animal testing celebrated at national meeting

The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods spotlighted federal efforts to use new research approaches.

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Climate change worsens air pollution, extreme weather, expert says

Jason West described how unchecked greenhouse gas emissions could reduce air quality and intensify hurricanes.

Bill Suk, Ph.D.
Linking exposures to later-life disease — webinars draw hundreds

NIEHS grant recipients and staff make connections between chemical exposures and latent disease risk.

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Botanical researchers aim to fill gap in safety testing

Members of the Botanical Safety Consortium discussed the challenges of studying how plant-based diet supplements may affect health.

Cary Moskovitz, Ph.D.
No clear guidelines on self-plagiarism in science, Moskovitz says

The Duke University professor’s Text Recycling Research Project aims to help scientists and editors deal with the ambiguity.


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