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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

May 2022

Joan Packenham, Ph.D.

Empowering women, improving health: NIEHS conference a resounding success

Annual Women’s Health Awareness event addressed environmental health disparities and promoted health access, resiliency.

NIEHS Director's Corner

Scientific moonshot: Now is the time to sequence RNA, expert says

Director (Masked Image)

Vivian Cheung, M.D., spoke with me about how such an undertaking will expand knowledge of disease and advance therapeutics.

Rick Woychik, Ph.D. - Director, NIEHS & NTP
Jessica Wu
Undergraduate students share research at annual spring symposium

Reproductive health, gene-environment interactions among topics featured in NIEHS Scholars Connect Program’s annual showcase.

Jonathan Hollander, Ph.D.
Advances in neurotoxicology highlighted during NIEHS workshop

The two-day event showcased cutting-edge technology that experts say will shed light on how the environment affects brain health, disease.

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NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2022: Toward improved asthma care

On May 3, the National Institutes of Health reaffirmed its commitment to research aimed at understanding, preventing, and treating asthma.

Richard Young, Ph.D.
Nuclear condensates’ role in gene regulation, disease focus of talk

Renowned MIT scientist Richard Young, Ph.D., discussed those important biomolecular compartments during his NIEHS Distinguished Lecture.

Ericka Reid, Ph.D.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities connect with NIEHS

A major goal is to expand scientific career opportunities — and research funding — for students and faculty from diverse backgrounds.

 Bernardo Lemos, Ph.D.
Environmental epigenetics uncovers links between exposures, disease

Aging, heavy metals, and microplastics were among the topics discussed by Bernardo Lemos, Ph.D., during his Keystone Science Lecture.

Heather Henry, Ph.D.
Materials science and bacteria are key to remediation, experts say

At NIEHS Superfund Research Program event, hundreds learned about grantees’ novel strategies to remove contaminants from the environment.

From left, Kelly Pennell, Erin Haynes, Aubrey Miller and Ellen Hahn present award to Miller.
Earth Day events highlight planning ahead for environmental health

Aubrey Miller receives award at University of Kentucky Earth Day event; Environmental Awareness and Advisory Committee hosts two seminars.

Francesco DeMayo, Ph.D.
Mapping cell communication in mouse uterus sheds light on pregnancy

NIEHS scientists uncovered new uterine compartments and genetic signatures, and their pioneering approach will spur research collaboration.

Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.
Yale honors Birnbaum with prestigious public health award

Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., received the Winslow Medal for her scientific contributions to environmental exposures and human health.

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