NIEHS history comes alive with postcards
John Schelp’s presentations gave the institute and Durham community a deeper understanding of their shared roots. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Fiftieth Earth Day observed with clean energy talk
Sushma Masemore, North Carolina’s energy director, discussed state efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

New Stadtman researcher joins the ranks
Kyle Messier brings his expertise in spatiotemporal statistical models to toxicological studies. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Intramural Papers of the Month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Extramural Papers of the Month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Preeclampsia may harm children ’s brain development
The condition, which increases mothers’ blood pressure in pregnancy, could put children at risk of epilepsy and intellectual disability. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Oil spill workers regain lung function
Ten years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, new findings show that lung impacts among cleanup workers resolved over time. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Moderate fish intake by moms linked to health benefits for kids
NIEHS grantees linked children’s healthier metabolic profiles to levels of inflammation biomarkers in maternal and cord blood. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Mixtures researchers have new tool for health effects studies
This advance is part of the NIEHS focus on statistical methods to assess how real-world exposures to chemical mixture affect human health. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Enzyme may play key role in obesity-related leaky gut
Bruce Hammock and colleagues report that inhibiting an enzyme called soluble epoxide hydrolase improved intestinal function in obese mice. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Autoimmunity may be rising in the United States
NIEHS scientists say their findings could lead to a better understanding of what causes related diseases, and how to prevent them. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Scholars share research, show resilience at spring symposium
Students presenting research at the NIEHS Scholars Connect Program symposium switched to sharing from their homes, via video connection. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS social media educates, informs
With Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts, the institute shares quality, well-crafted information based on first-rate science. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Journeys: From literary translation to reproductive biology
In an interview, Humphrey Yao offered insight into one of his passions, scientific communication, and described his unique career path. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Mauge-Lewis researches replacement PFAS in firefighting foams
In local seminar, the NIEHS postdoctoral fellow discusses how the chemicals could affect the liver. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 researchers gain quick access to surveys, protocols
Ready access to survey questionnaires, study protocols, and other resources makes for quick study launch and more consistent data. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2020
National Institutes of Health researchers and grantees enhance understanding of the disease, and treatment and prevention efforts. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS scientists join the fight against COVID-19
Across the institute, researchers are lending their expertise to the fight against the novel coronavirus. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 research grants get rapid NIEHS funding
New opportunities for scientists to study how the environment may affect health outcomes related to the disease. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 5, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Fellows shine in communication challenge
Competitors had just three minutes to explain their research to nonscientists. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Society of Toxicology awards recognize fellows, grantees
Two National Toxicology Program fellows and three current grantees are among the outstanding scientists honored with 2020 SOT awards. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Frederica Perera honored for pioneering research, community engagement
The NIEHS Spirit Lecture Awardee collaborates with disadvantaged groups to study how chemicals affect children and other vulnerable people. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Capt. Jeff Church honored by industrial hygiene group
The American Industrial Hygiene Association cited his expertise in toxicology, emergency response missions, and many roles in the society. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Intramural Papers of the Month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Extramural Papers of the Month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Soy causes uterine changes in mice
NIEHS researchers found that newborn mice exposed to genistein, which mimics estrogen in the body, experienced pregnancy failure as adults. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Sleep health disparities research can be improved, experts say
A report coauthored by NIEHS epidemiologist Chandra Jackson could lead to better sleep health for disadvantaged groups. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Link between high-fat diet and liver disease reported
Mice fed a diet rich in saturated fat showed dramatic changes in liver gene expression, which may explain how diet affects that organ. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Gut bacteria and human cells collaborate, make enzyme needed for life
Bacteria in some tumors may hinder cancer treatments. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

GenX affects function of proteins that protect the brain
New research is part of a larger NIEHS effort to better understand PFAS chemicals. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Environmental risks visualized through new online tools
Information on drinking water quality and pollution is now more accessible to the public, thanks to NIEHS-funded researchers. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Bangladeshi officials learn how NIEHS research helps their country
Discussion focused on arsenic contamination and indoor air quality during delegation’s Mar. 5 visit to the institute. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Uterine fibroids symposium draws international audience
Experts shared scientific advances and environmental connections at a meeting co-sponsored by the Campion Fund. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Plants take up heavy metals, help reduce pollution
Julian Schroeder studies how plants respond to environmental stress, shedding light on ways to decontaminate soil and improve crop yields. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Good cholesterol is transported by novel proteins
Research by Peter Tontonoz could open the door to new therapies for people with high cholesterol and other lipid disorders. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Botanical safety taken on by new consortium
The Botanical Safety Consortium launches call for diverse groups to join. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Protecting workers during the COVID-19 outbreak
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NIEHS Worker Training Program showcased strategies to protect frontline workers, during a virtual workshop. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS cryo-EM resources support fight against novel coronavirus
NIEHS research on the virus aims to reveal structures suitable for targeted development of potential vaccines and treatments. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Latest autism research makes progress toward biomarkers
In Autism Awareness Month, we take a look at varied studies whose findings point to potential biomarkers for the disorder. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Black History Month speaker takes on health care disparities
A Duke University surgeon explained how breast cancer outcomes vary significantly between black and white women. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Science symposium to honor Birnbaum
The April 6 event features an international group of researchers and is free to attend in person or watch online. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Intramural Papers of the Month
(read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Extramural Papers of the Month
(read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Oral histories shed light on exposures near Superfund sites
Voices Unheard gathers stories of residents and former workers around Superfund sites in Arizona. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Global health career day attracts diverse crowd
Leaders from business, academia, nonprofits, and government shared advice with students and scientists during a Feb. 7 networking event. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

The environment influences brain development, experts say
Experts at a North Carolina State University meeting examined how toxicants may affect brain development. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Science and music: a meeting of the minds
A lunch-and-learn event co-sponsored by NIEHS offered insight into how music and the brain interact, and live jazz improvisation. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NTP board discusses reinventing tox testing, new research topics
Focus is on using approaches more relevant to humans when studying chemicals. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

FDA reviews asbestos testing in cosmetics and powders
Christopher Weis and others discussed updating methods to test talc-containing products for asbestos and similar particles. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Data science dominates council meeting
The big data era calls for creating common vocabularies, recruiting expertise, and serving different uses and users. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news