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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

January 2021

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Environmental health disparities, racism studies collected at EHP

Environmental Health Perspectives collects articles on exposures and outcomes behind Black Americans' health disparities.

Biology of Reproduction, Volume 103, Issue 5, November 2020 cover
Studies link FOXL2 protein to female infertility, cancer, endometriosis

NIEHS researchers used mouse models to discover effects of excessive FOXL2, a transcription factor.

Brian Berridge, D.V.M, Ph.D.
Novel strategies for toxicological research discussed by NTP board

The NIEHS Division of the National Toxicology Program aims to share findings faster and tackle cardiovascular, neurodevelopmental diseases.

Anne Marie Jukic, Ph.D.
Anne Marie Jukic wins NIH Bench-to-Bedside award

NIEHS reproductive epidemiologist receives a prestigious grant to study vitamin D's role in women's fertility.

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Triclosan worsens fatty liver disease in mice

The antibacterial compound, found in consumer products and some drinking water, worsened liver health in diabetic mice fed a high-fat diet.

Paul Trainor, Ph.D.
Trainor explores human head and facial structure abnormalities

Changes in just a few genes may cause developmental disorders by influencing a specialized cell type active during early pregnancy.

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Research on environmental factors informs women’s health

NIEHS presented findings on harmful chemicals, air pollution, and climate change at women's health research conference.

Chirag Patel, Ph.D.
Data science may resolve how environment influences disease

Chirag Patel, data scientist and NIEHS grantee, seeks a comprehensive picture of what shapes who we are.

Kelly Ferguson, Ph.D. holds her Lou Guillette, Jr. Outstanding Young Investigator Award
Kelly Ferguson wins inaugural Lou Guillette Jr. Award

The NIEHS epidemiologist was recognized for excellence in research and mentoring by Healthy Environment and Endocrine Disruptor Strategies.

Andy Stringer, Ph.D.
Global health in the COVID-19 era explored at local conference

Health system preparedness, equity of access, culture, and misinformation challenges dominate discussions.

Jennifer Kay, Ph.D.
Superfund Wetterhahn Award goes to Jennifer Kay

Now at Silent Spring Institute, the former MIT scientist is dedicated to research, science literacy, and social justice.

Rhonda and Joseph Carroll
COVID-19 impacts on children with special needs, their families

Diversity Speaker Series features NIEHS parents sharing how young people with disabilities and their families are dealing with the crisis.


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