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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

May 2021

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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.

Paterson, New Jersey, Landsat 7 image
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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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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Kristen Ryan, Ph.D.
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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May We Never Forget etched on a bronze mural, New York City
Thumbs up for translational research framework from WTC program

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

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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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.

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