Intramural Papers of the Month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Extramural Papers of the Month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Fellows get creative in communication challenge
Ten fellows competed in the sixth annual competition as part of the NIEHS Big Picture, Small Talk seminar series. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Postdoc capitalizes on network, lands job in pharmaceutical company
Dahea You names mentors, networking, and project management among the assets she gained during research training at NIEHS. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Implementation science can improve our environmental health
National Cancer Institute’s Gila Neta explains closing gaps between what scientists know and what people do. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Nicole Sparks among first MOSAIC awardees for diversifying biomedicine
NIH established MOSAIC grants for postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups who seek careers in biomedical research. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Organs-on-a-chip for COVID-19 research group led by NTP center
Federal agencies collaborate on microphysiological systems to accelerate development of new treatments. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Suzanne Martos recognized by Society of Toxicology
The NIEHS fellow won Best Postdoctoral Publication in the 2021 SOT Awards, for a report on how tobacco can suppress the immune system. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Advisory council launches working group on anti-racism
Members also heard presentations on precision environmental health and countermeasures to chemical threats. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Computational toxicology featured in special journal issue
Nicole Kleinstreuer co-edited a collection of computational toxicology articles in a special issue of the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Congress briefed on NIEHS disaster preparation and response work
Presenters discussed wildfire safety, long-term health effects, and worker training at an event sponsored by the Friends of NIEHS. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Innovative research into cancer, mixtures headlines DNTP board meeting
Division of National Toxicology Program initiatives include environmental contributors to cancer, effects of combined chemical exposures. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Education, experience, and action: an interview with Trevor Archer
Welcoming students and scientists from underrepresented minority groups builds more inclusive institutions that do better research, he says. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Fighting misinformation, preventing workplace COVID-19 exposure
The NIEHS Worker Training Program’s monthly COVID-19−focused webinars aim to protect workers who may be at risk of exposure. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Autoimmunity origins may lie in defective mitochondria
NIEHS scientists led a gene study that suggests accumulation of damaged mitochondria activated immune system of mice, similar to Sjogren’s syndrome. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Paradigm shift needed in environmental health sciences
NIEHS grantee Gary Miller and I discussed why more researchers should study the exposome, or the totality of our environmental exposures. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Environment and mental health — intimately connected, much to learn
A National Academies workshop explored ways that the environment may present mental health risks or promote resilience. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Chronic lung disease responds to hyaluronan in NIEHS-led study
Naturally produced by the body, hyaluronan represents a new class of treatment to improve lung health in patients with severe COPD. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Dixon, Germolec, King-Herbert step into leadership of global scientific organizations
Recognition for outstanding NIEHS researchers is in the spotlight during Women’s History Month. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Intramural Papers of the Month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Extramural Papers of the Month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 testing staff greeted with tasty thanks
In a grassroots effort, Division of the National Toxicology Program volunteers surprised testers with an edible expression of gratitude. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Crushing It: NIEHS employees double donation goal for charity
In a pandemic year, staff responded to the institute’s annual drive for donations of funds and volunteer hours with overwhelming support. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Air quality monitoring innovations merit small business recognition
2B Technologies wins prestigious Tibbetts Award from the Small Business Administration for its devices and student outreach program. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Top Environmental Factor articles in 2020
Readers’ curiosity reflects wide interest in environmental health, from endocrine disruption and climate change to COVID-19 and autism. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS mourns passing of statistical geneticist Dmitri Zaykin
The tenured NIEHS scientist developed new methods to detect connections between genetic changes and health outcomes. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Inhaled paraquat enters brain, impairs sense of smell in male mice
In a novel mouse inhalation study, paraquat entered the brain and other tissues and affected sense of smell in males only. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Watch out for radon! Podcast, citizen scientists spotlight health risk
During National Radon Action Month, NIEHS-funded efforts helped sound the alert about dangers of this naturally occurring radioactive gas. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Superfund Research meeting focuses on community, cutting-edge science
Participants in the program’s annual event joined virtual poster sessions, scientific presentations, technology fairs, and resource sharing. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS program builds careers, changes lives
This latest in our series on racial equity initiatives highlights a new podcast about the Environmental Career Worker Training Program. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Precision environmental health brings nuance to disease prevention
A conversation with Cheryl Walker, whose research explores the intersection of epigenomics, genomics, the environment, and data science. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Chemicals in the environment can harm maternal health
A pregnant woman’s exposures may affect the baby as well as her own longer-term health. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Even skin shielded from sun shows DNA changes from UV light
NIEHS scientists measure human skin cells’ whole-genome mutations, compare UV light effects with changes from normal body processes. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Pandemic vulnerability tool provides county-level snapshots
Visualizations of 12 risk factors support localized public health interventions to stem the pandemic’s spread. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Global health experts seek environmental health insights
NIEHS joins local efforts to raise awareness of global environmental health concerns and the ongoing efforts to address them. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Extramural Papers of the Month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

First Environments celebrates 30-year partnership with NIEHS
This year, staff, parents, friends, and graduates celebrate the 1986 founding of the First Environments Early Learning Center. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Intramural papers of the month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Annual Partners meeting fosters fruitful exchange
The NIEHS Partners meeting fostered a two-way information exchange between grassroots health organizations and NIEHS leadership. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS highlights health at Paris climate talks
At the Paris climate talks, NIEHS played a key role in highlighting the potential impacts of climate change on health and health care facilities. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Society of Toxicology honors NIEHS grantees
The Society of Toxicology named several NIEHS grantees for contributions to better public health. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Five viruses are known human carcinogens, say NTP peer reviewers
Peer reviewers agreed with the National Toxicology Program preliminary recommendations to list five viruses as known to be human carcinogens. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Papers of the Year
From more than 2514 NIEHS-funded studies published in 2015, leaders of the institute selected 28 for special recognition as Papers of the Year. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Extramural papers of the month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Rep. Price discusses budget and takes questions at NIEHS
U.S. Rep. David Price visited NIEHS Dec. 14 for a town-hall style meeting that included an extended question and answer session. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIH expands research on children ’s environmental health
The National Institutes of Health announced a new initiative, called ECHO, to study environmental impact on child health and development. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Fargo named first NIEHS scientific information officer
David Fargo, Ph.D., named the institute’s first Scientific Information Officer, will direct development of infrastructure needed in the era of big data. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Nadadur raises awareness of health effects of air pollution in India
NIEHS scientist Sri Nadadur, Ph.D., helped increase awareness of the health effects of air pollution during his Embassy Science Fellowship in New Delhi. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS fellows advance on career paths
Three NIEHS fellows are among the latest trainees to take major steps in their scientific career paths. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 6, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news