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Insights for decision-makers when adopting scientific advances
Gaining acceptance of new test methods, such as better ways for predicting toxicity, involves changes on the part of many stakeholders. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 6, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Veterans Day at NIEHS — panel and CFC kickoff
NIEHS welcomed Ron Whitfield, from Vets to Vets United, for its Veterans Day celebration and kickoff of the Combined Federal Campaign. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Weinberg receives NIEHS award for outstanding research
Biostatistician Clarice Weinberg wins second NIEHS award for outstanding in-house researcher. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Two NIEHS fellows earn Pathway to Independence Awards
Shannon Farris and Kristen Upson are the latest NIEHS fellows to receive National Institutes of Health Pathway to Independence Awards. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS Science Days wrap up with awards ceremony
This year’s award winners, including mentor and fellow of the year, represent the full range of research at the institute. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Ethicist David Resnik elected to AAAS
NIEHS bioethicist David Resnik was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as were six grantees. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Intramural papers of the month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Extramural Papers of the Month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Inflammation promotes liver cancer through battle of immune cells
Researchers at the University of California San Diego reported a new mechanism by which long-term liver inflammation promotes cancer. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS researchers use video to promote science
NIEHS scientists Allen Wilcox and Paul Wade each took time away from their research to contribute to science videos. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

International meeting strengthens environmental health network
Environmental health was highlighted at the Pacific Basin Consortium and companion meetings on both e-waste and children’s health. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Helping teachers take biomedical research approaches into classrooms
NIEHS worked with nearly 130 local educators in the past month, through partnerships, collaborations, and in response to direct requests. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Girl Scouts learn about lung power thanks to NIEHS ambassador
At Scouting for the Cure, Girl Scouts discovered the impressive capacities of their lungs, thanks to NIEHS volunteer Christie Drew. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Contest helps young scholars connect to the public
Aspiring undergrad scientists at NIEHS practiced presenting their work to nonscientists. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Use of new < em > in vivo < /em > models showcased at regional tox meeting
Development of new in vivo models for toxicology was showcased at the annual North Carolina Society of Toxicology meeting Oct. 30 at NIEHS. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Scientists invited to build computer models that predict toxicity
Scientists from around the world are invited to help develop computer models to predict acute toxicity. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Scientific approaches for new risk assessments highlighted at GEMS
The Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society fall meeting highlighted links between genetic makeup and sensitivity to exposures. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Insights for decision-makers when adopting advanced test methods
Better methods for predicting toxicity must be accompanied by updates in regulatory requirements, for new tests to gain acceptance. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Five days of science and public health at APHA
At the 2017 annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, NIEHS presented information on a wide range of public health topics. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Collaborative marks 10 years of applying science to local challenges
Using science to inform policy decisions took center stage at the 10th Annual Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS Science Days focus on early life origins of health and disease
The 15th annual celebration of NIEHS scientific research featured a minisymposium early life origins of health and disease. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

First cryo-EM facility in the Carolinas opens at NIEHS
Mario Borgnia, director of the new cryo-electron microscopy facility at NIEHS, discusses the cutting-edge technology that led to the 2017 Nobel Prizes in chemistry. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Breast cancer, environment featured in California community forum
A focus on breast cancer drew upwards of 100 people to an NIEHS community forum sponsored by the City of Hope Medical Center. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS expands recognition during Fellows ’ Appreciation Week
NIEHS honored the critical contributions of all trainees, including predoctoral and postbaccalaureate fellows, with a week full of events. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHSers among first responders for hurricane relief
Three staffers from NIEHS were deployed to assist in hurricane relief — Cmdr. Mark Miller, and volunteers Julie Nixon and James Williams. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Tox Challenge — stage two winners announced
Toxicity Testing Challenge named five winners for their innovative approaches to including metabolites in high-throughput screenings. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS animal care program retains exemplary rating
The NIEHS animal care program received an exemplary rating for an unprecedented fourth straight period from AAALAC International. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Kelly Ferguson — one of 20 under 40 to watch in environmental health
NIEHS epidemiologist Kelly Ferguson is an environmental health researcher to watch, says the Collaborative on Health and the Environment. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Intramural papers of the month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Extramural Papers of the Month
(read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

New links between prenatal exposures and neurodevelopment
New studies underscore links between exposures a child experiences in the womb and effects on health and well-being in later life. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

New gene related to asthma severity
NIEHS-funded scientists have discovered a mucus-regulating gene that may have important implications for asthma severity. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Baird ’ s research calls for rethinking fertility predictor
Research by NIEHS epidemiologist Donna Baird and colleagues suggests an accepted predictor of fertility in women needs rethinking. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Arsenic declines in public drinking water
Exposure to arsenic in public drinking water significantly declined after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lowered levels in 2006. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Learning from the past, training for the future
Lessons from the Ebola outbreak suggest intensive preparation will be critical to confronting a major epidemic, according to Shawn Gibbs. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Capitol Hill briefing — autoimmune disease and environmental exposure
A congressional briefing focused on the connections between autoimmune disease and genetic and environmental factors. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

New NCI Director Sharpless talks at NIEHS on cancer and aging
New NCI Director Norman Sharpless spoke at NIEHS in August on interactions between cancer and aging. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Lancet group estimates deaths and economic costs from pollution
The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health linked pollution to 1 in 6 deaths worldwide and to $4.6 trillion in economic costs each year. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Falk lecture — endoplasmic reticulum and metabolism, immunity, health
In the annual Falk lecture, Gokhan Hotamisligil discussed the endoplasmic reticulum’s role in sensing and responding to cholesterol levels. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Council green-lights program revision to stimulate collaborations
The NIEHS advisory council approved revising a program to promote transdisciplinary and translational collaborations. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Children ’ s environmental health successes
October is Children’s Health Month, and a new report highlights work that improves the environmental health of children and communities. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Breaking new ground in toxicogenomics
Experts reviewed an approach proposed by National Toxicology Program scientists for analyzing and interpreting chemical potency. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Basic science behind male reproduction takes center stage
The basic science behind male reproduction and fertility took center stage Oct. 13 at a symposium sponsored by NIEHS and the Campion Fund. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

ZATT protein reverses DNA damage from cancer treatment
Scientists reported a new way cells fix DNA damage, which may help patients receiving certain cancer treatments. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Putting the brakes on protein production
NIEHS scientists are the first to report that DNA enhancers located within a host gene dampen its transcription. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Cutting-edge exposure science presented at ISES
The International Society of Exposure Science meeting in North Carolina featured advances in sensor technology, accounting for differences among people, and community-based strategies to reduce exposures. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 7, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS expands recognition during Fellows ’ Appreciation Week
NIEHS honored the critical contributions of all trainees, including predoctoral and postbaccalaureate fellows, with a week full of events. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 1, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHSers among first responders for hurricane relief
Three staffers from NIEHS were deployed to assist in hurricane relief — Cmdr. Mark Miller, and volunteers Julie Nixon and James Williams. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 1, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Tox Challenge — stage two winners announced
Toxicity Testing Challenge named five winners for their innovative approaches to including metabolites in high-throughput screenings. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 1, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS animal care program retains exemplary rating
The NIEHS animal care program received an exemplary rating for an unprecedented fourth straight period from AAALAC International. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 1, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news