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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

May 2021

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Autism Awareness Month spotlights the next generation of researchers

In a symposium of early-career researchers and a seminar, scientists shared their work on the role of environmental factors in autism risk.

NIEHS Director's Corner

Addressing climate change and its health issues through collaboration

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Joshua Rosenthal and John Balbus told me about a new effort that will draw on scientific expertise across the National Institutes of Health.

Rick Woychik, Ph.D. - Director, NIEHS & NTP
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Women’s Health Awareness Conference explores impact of racism

More than 700 people registered for the virtual event, which covered research and resilience in the face of racism.

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New NIH funding advances COVID-19 testing

Underserved communities are the focus of renewed funding opportunities announced by the National Institutes of Health.

Aviv Regev, Ph.D.
Rodbell Lecture highlights single cell genomics

Aviv Regev developed a computational method that reconstructs the lineage of every cell of a zebrafish during its development.

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Help guide research on drinking water, from the source to the tap

NIEHS is working with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to boost knowledge about emerging contamination issues.

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Biomarker suggests severity of COVID-19 respiratory distress

Higher levels of certain fatty acids predicted poorer outcomes in COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory distress in a new NIEHS-funded study.

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Geospatial technology for environmental health research, decisions

Satellites, wearable sensors, mobile phones, and other sources offer highly specific data that support precision environmental health.

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Hurricane experience benefits later industrial fire research response

NIEHS-funded researchers reported that lessons from Hurricane Harvey accelerated and improved research response after an industrial fire.

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Robin Stanley, Ph.D.
Robin Stanley awarded tenure

The Earl Stadtman Investigator and structural biologist is latest NIEHS tenure recipient.

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Climate change and health disparities take center stage

Black, Indigenous, and people of color press for action to promote environmental health justice, in the latest from our racial equity series.

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Indoor air a neglected source of chemical, particulate exposures

The National Academies looks at complex chemical mixtures and processes that affect quality of air indoors, where we spend most of our time.

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Inhalation exposures, emerging chemicals addressed by NIEHS scientists

These research programs were front and center at the National Toxicology Program Board of Scientific Counselors meeting.

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Wildfire severity increases, experts call for coordinated federal response

The American Thoracic Society co-funded the workshop report with NIEHS and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Water contaminant NDMA linked to cancer cluster in Massachusetts

N-nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA, has been linked to a 1990s spike in childhood cancer in the town of Wilmington, Massachusetts.

John Bucher, Ph.D.
John Bucher, who studied toxic agents from A to Z, retires from NIEHS

During almost four decades at the institute, he brought innovation to many complex issues, such as reducing animal use in research.

Humphrey Yao, Ph.D.
Humphrey Yao elected to board of Society for the Study of Reproduction

The NIEHS reproductive biologist follow in footsteps of other institute researchers in leadership at the society.

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Thumbs up for translational research framework from WTC program

The World Trade Center Research Program highlights their success in a new study.

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COVID-19 resilience and recovery for workers, communities

The NIEHS Worker Training Program funds recovery centers for essential workers and communities affected by high COVID-19 rates.

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John Balbus, M.D.
Earth Day at NIEHS focuses on global health, renewables

Earth Day events acknowledge new momentum in climate change research and mitigation, with emphasis on renewable energy.

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Kamel Mansouri, Ph.D.
New predictive model may speed toxicity screens, reduce animal use

The freely available CATMoS combines the strengths of 139 different computational approaches to organic chemical screening.

Suchandra Bhattacharjee, Ph.D.
Scholars find new ways to research amidst a global pandemic

Students participating in the NIEHS Scholars Connect Program presented their research and shared their experiences at the Spring Symposium.

Stephania Cormier, Ph.D.
Environmentally persistent free radicals may affect lung health

Stephania Cormier studies a newly discovered class of environmental contaminants, shedding light on their role in respiratory diseases.

Namya Mellouk, Ph.D.
NIEHS trainee begins career in France

Reproductive biologist Namya Mellouk achieved her career goal when she accepted a research position back home in France.

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Kamiya Bridges
Science talk competition challenges postbaccalaureate fellows

NIEHS postbaccalaureate fellows competed to present their research in plain terms in just three minutes.

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NIEHS earns WELL building rating, first among feds

The first federal agency to achieve the rating, the institute enhanced air and water quality management, emergency preparedness, and more.

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