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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

September 2020

Illustration showing scientists, DNA, families, and environment

Racial health inequities addressed with NIEHS research funding

Grant programs support research toward reducing health disparities and environmental injustices — second in a series on NIEHS and racial justice.

Biological signs of disease examined at National Academies event

The workshop focused on biomarkers of effect, which are molecular changes that result from exposure to environmental and social stressors.

Two NIEHS fellows net Pathway to Independence awards
Monica Pillon, Ph.D.

Postdocs cite starting early and planning well as keys to success.

Predicting health risks is new frontier in toxicology, Berridge says
Brian Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D.

The scientific director of the NIEHS Division of the National Toxicology Program recently spoke with a group of international scientists.

Methionine restriction inhibits liver cancer via HNF4alpha
Qing Xu

The master regulator could serve as a biomarker for predicting methionine sensitivity.

Virtual workshop explores newest PFAS research
Christopher Weis, Ph.D.

Talks address placenta and liver impacts, and computational modeling to predict effects across species.

Diverse bacteria in house dust linked to fewer allergies in adults
fan blade with white cloth

New study builds on similar findings in children, supports hygiene hypothesis.

Precise geometry enables specialized protein to turn genes on
Paul Wade, Ph.D.

New research maps how GATA3, a protein associated with breast cancer, binds and remodels DNA.

Funding new researchers yields big rewards, fresh insights
Carol Shreffler, Ph.D.

Winners of the NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist grants shared research and built networks during a two-day online meeting.

NIEHS supports workers with essential COVID-19 training
Chip Hughes

Health care professionals and vulnerable populations benefit from targeted education.

Aging and the environment explored through research partnership
hands holding gears

NIEHS and the National Institute on Aging foster scientific collaboration through their Joint Fellowship Program.

Pandemic preparedness requires weather, health data, experts say
Stan Benjamin, Ph.D.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists discussed how to bolster infectious disease modeling during an NIEHS webinar.

Animal testing alternatives advanced by 16 government agencies
Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D.

Nicole Kleinstreuer spoke with Environmental Factor about recent federal efforts to reduce animal use in chemical safety testing.

Virtual COVID-19 education reaches U.S. and international students
Panagis Galiatsatos, M.D.

An NIEHS grant recipient started a new teaching series at Johns Hopkins University that helps youth protect themselves and others.

Cutting-edge science on display at NIEHS
coronal section of a mouse brain hippocampal area CA2

Twenty-seven new images, representing a cross-section of environmental health research, will be viewable by visitors to the institute.



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