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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

July 2020

Innovative ALS research fueled by $25 million from NIH
stylized illustration of an ALS neuron

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

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

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

Bold plan to study gene-environment interactions presented to council
DNA molecules

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

Reductions in animal testing celebrated at national meeting
scientific robot pipette

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

Climate change worsens air pollution, extreme weather, expert says
two boys sitting together

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

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

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

Botanical researchers aim to fill gap in safety testing
botanical supplements in glass jars

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

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

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


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