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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

January 2022

Benedict Anchang, Ph.D.
Maternal health, diverse research approach advanced by NIEHS scientist

Funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative enables Benedict Anchang to study how the environment affects Nigerian women during pregnancy.

Papers of the Year
2021 Papers of the year

Of 3,942 publications by NIEHS researchers and grantees in 2021, institute leaders selected 35 as Papers of the Year.

Lara Clark, Ph.D.
New NIEHS data scholar aims to enrich global public health efforts

Lara Clark, Ph.D., will build tools that help scientists tackle complex questions involving environmental exposures, location, and time.

Kun-Liang Guan, Ph.D.
Crucial regulator of growth, healing subject of Distinguished Lecture

The hippo pathway acts as the body's traffic signal for cell and organ growth, and dysregulation can lead to cancer and other diseases.

Ashley Wells
Challenges facing Native Americans at NIH focus of diversity lecture

Enhancing inclusion is key to a more vibrant workplace, said National Institutes of Health diversity specialist Ashley Wells at NIEHS event.

Steve Wu, Ph.D.
Gene expression research enhanced by new open-source application

NIEHS scientists developed a tool that saves time and money while helping to translate findings in model organisms to humans.

Katrina Korfmacher, Ph.D.
Wastewater-based epidemiology comes of age during pandemic

Wastewater sampling provides noninvasive, cost-effective tool for tracking disease prevalence and spread, say experts at NIEHS event.

15th Report on Carcinogens
Eight substances added to 15th Report on Carcinogens

A chronic bacterial infection, a flame retardant, and six water disinfection byproducts are listed in a new HHS cancer report.

Kevin Riley, Ph.D.
Hazards of disaster cleanup, support for workers focus of NIEHS talk

A consortium funded by the institute's Worker Training Program helps crews stay safe in the aftermath of climate-related emergencies.

Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D.
Impact of variability in animal test data discussed by Kleinstreuer

Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D., spoke with Environmental Factor about her work on a National Academies panel, which held a workshop Dec. 9.

Gary Siuzdak, Ph.D.
Insight into how metabolites affect health aided by new data platforms

Research tools created by Gary Siuzdak, Ph.D., help to shed light on how the small molecules influence key biological functions.

Molly Frazar
Effort to remove PFAS from water earns grad student Wetterhahn Award

The NIEHS Superfund Research Program bestowed the honor on Molly Frazar, from the University of Kentucky.

Brian Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D
Strategic changes position DNTP for focused, innovative research

Yearlong planning by the NIEHS Division of the National Toxicology Program promises more predictive, precise, and preventive science.


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