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. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

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. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Exposures, diverse populations, and epigenetics merge in grantee ’s lab
Cathrine Hoyo, Ph.D., spoke with me about how developmental exposure to cadmium and other toxic substances can lead to disease later in life. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Intramural Papers of the Month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Extramural Papers of the Month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

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. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

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. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

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. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

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. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

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. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

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. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

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. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

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. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

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. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

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. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

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. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Pets can be valuable sentinels of environmental exposures
National Academies workshop explored how companion animals can inform understanding of human health. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Climate change spurs big new plan for health research
NIH-wide initiative will expand research capacity, promote effective interventions, and build collaborations that improve health equity. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Environmental justice workshop unites NIEHS researchers, advocates
Working closely with local community partners, the EJ Workshop Planning Committee emphasized a problems-to-solutions approach. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 4, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders encouraged to find their voice
To honor Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, NIEHS hosted Caroline Goon as part of its Diversity Speaker Series. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 4, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Intramural Papers of the Month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Extramural Papers of the Month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

America Recycles Day recognized by NIEHS during special event
Institute programs bolster laboratory recycling and strengthen local community. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS sweeps awards at meeting on genetics, cancer, and toxicology
Lifetime Achievement Award given to retired toxicologist Barbara Shane, and trainees take home research honors. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Art and science fused in retired NIEHS researcher ’s studio
Teddy Devereux’s glass creations are inspired by more than three decades of molecular toxicology work at the institute. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Prestigious research society recognizes NIEHS trainee
Kamiya Bridges, who studies reproductive and developmental biology at the institute, is making the most of her opportunities. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Community-engaged research showcased in NIEHS-funded film
The documentary "Air, Water, Blood" features Clare Cannon, Ph.D., who addresses pollution concerns in a California agricultural town. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Mitochondrial damage likely a cause, not a consequence, of Parkinson ’s
During his NIEHS Distinguished Lecture, D. James Surmeier presented evidence that could resolve a longstanding debate about the disease. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Links between air pollution, diet, and heart health focus of webinar
The NIEHS Women’s Health Awareness program hosted the event as part of its virtual series called RealTalk With the Experts. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

High-caliber research at NIEHS takes center stage during Science Day
The institute celebrated research advances by staff and trainees, with topics ranging from arsenic exposure to circadian metabolism. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Fall conferences bring together underrepresented minorities in STEM
NIEHS staff shared research training and diversity funding opportunities, and grantees discussed environmental justice, health disparities. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Disaster Research Response Program helps communities build resiliency
NIEHS experts join forces with academic, community leaders to prepare North Carolina for environmental catastrophes, other emergencies. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS honors service members at annual Veterans Day event
Speakers showcased the work of North Carolina-based veteran groups, and institute staff learned how to support charities across the country. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Chemical risk assessment aided by new WHO framework, NIEHS effort
The publication, coauthored by institute scientists, provides guidance on systematic reviews, which help to answer key research questions. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Targeting mouse cells, rather than bacteria, to treat pneumonia
Members of the research team say the approach may be a novel way to treat pneumonia in humans. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Innovation in toxicology demands novel strategies, public health focus
I spoke with Brian Berridge, who leads the NIEHS Division of the National Toxicology Program, about his organization’s cutting-edge work. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Rural health disparities influenced by structural factors, experts say
At an NIH seminar co-sponsored by NIEHS, more than two dozen participants addressed those inequities and how to improve outcomes. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Journeys: From summer camp to veterinary medicine
NIEHS newcomer Dondrae Coble, D.V.M., returns home to North Carolina to direct the institute’s Comparative Medicine Branch, succeeding Kathy Laber-Laird, D.V.M. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Totality of human exposures, new research center explored by grantees
Environmental influences on liver disease, advances in exposure analysis, and solution-based science among topics at Oct. 27 meeting. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Intramural Papers of the Month
(read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Extramural Papers of the Month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS postdoc earns top honor for talk at prestigious conference
Ciro Amato, Ph.D., described his research related to hypospadias — a common male birth defect — at international symposium. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Agencies advised on reducing animal testing, embracing alternatives
Experts at federal meeting stressed importance of human relevance and clear communication. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Artist uses tribal symbolism, traditions to communicate science
NIEHS Superfund Research Program scientists work with local painter to share findings, public health messages with Native Americans. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Outstanding achievement, effort by NIEHS staff honored during ceremony
Scientific accomplishments, staff dedication, and perseverance during COVID-19 pandemic celebrated at institute’s annual event. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Increasing evidence links air pollution with breast cancer
NIEHS epidemiologist Alexandra White, Ph.D., conducts research with potential for significant public health impact. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Diet holds key to slowing biological aging, researchers say
Healthy diet may lower women’s risk of age-related diseases and mortality, according to NIEHS scientists who analyzed Sister Study data. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS first among federal agencies to earn net-zero energy designation
Increasing energy efficiency, generating renewable electricity onsite, and purchasing renewable energy certificates led to the recognition. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Worker health, safety benefit from strategic partnerships, experts say
Hazardous material, disaster response training initiatives — and lessons learned — highlighted at NIEHS Worker Training Program meeting. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Molecular motors determine fate of proteins
Tania Baker, Ph.D., described her efforts to characterize specialized proteins called AAA+ ATPases, which unfold and remodel other proteins. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - November 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news