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Youngsters explore science at Bring Your Kids to Work Day
A hands-on science fair greeted dozens of children, and their parents and grandparents, at the annual NIEHS Bring Your Kids to Work Day. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS website gets a fresh new look
The NIEHS website has a fresh, new look that showcases research, grant offerings, and a broad range of scientific and educational tools. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

High school scientist at NIEHS-funded program wins big
Natalia Orlovsky won second place and $175,000 for research conducted at the Penn Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Intramural papers of the month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Extramural Papers of the Month
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Artificial intelligence enhances environmental health research
Deep learning may transform biomedical research, according to a review article published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Women ’ s Health Awareness Day empowers participants from 27 counties
More than 650 people gathered for Women’s Health Awareness Day, with education, screenings, medical services, and other resources. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Talented group of scholars presents results
Participants in the 2018 NIEHS Scholars Connect Program present their research at the program’s Spring Symposium. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS scientists talk environmental health with local youth
Two NIEHS scientists spent a day on the farm March 24, speaking to local Girl Scouts about environmental health. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2018
On World Asthma Day, the National Institutes of Health renews our commitment to develop strategies to manage, treat, and prevent the disease. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

How environmental exposures impact women ’ s health
Qamar Rahman, Ph.D., D.Sc., discussed her work on exposures faced by poor women, particularly in her native India. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Expert panel reviews CLARITY-BPA Core Study
An expert panel agreed with CLARITY-BPA findings that the core study portion showed minimal effects of BPA in rats at the doses studied. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Environmental exposure and genetics research in Africa
NIEHS scientists discussed environmental exposure, genomics, and genetics studies with Human Heredity and Health in Africa researchers. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Building evidence to improve air quality in India
Indoor and outdoor air pollution combine into a pressing public health burden in India. Kalpana Balakrishnan and others seek answers. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Atherosclerosis as a model for studying combined exposures
Using atherosclerosis as their model, scientists from many disciplines discussed chemical exposure and nonchemical stressor interactions. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

All of Us research program begins enrollment
The All of Us Research Program announces national enrollment of adults from all backgrounds, regardless of health status. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Advancing computer models that predict toxicity
Computer model developers and regulators reviewed models to predict chemical and drug toxicity at a National Toxicology Program workshop. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Temple Grandin inspires in 2018 Spirit Lecture
In the 2018 NIEHS Spirit Lecture, Temple Grandin, Ph.D., spoke on “Developing Individuals Who Have Different Kinds of Minds.” (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS celebrates Earth Day with music and science
A unique mix of science and music drew an enthusiastic crowd April 22 for an NIEHS-sponsored Earth Day celebration at the downtown Durham Convention Center. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

New cells better mimic human heart for chemical, drug testing
Tissue model of the human heart for testing drug and chemical effects is best yet at mimicking adult features. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - May 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Pi Day at NIEHS features citizen science
On Pi Day, the NIEHS Office of Data Science hosted a seminar on citizen science, complemented with delicious pies. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Honors for Guilarte and Richards at Society of Toxicology meeting
The Society of Toxicology honored NIEHS grantee Tomas Guilarte, Ph.D., from Florida International University, and grad student researcher Alicia Richards. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Intramural papers of the month
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Extramural Papers of the Month
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New research approaches target gene-environment interactions
A special issue of the journal Mammalian Genome looks to genetics for reasons why people respond differently to environmental stressors. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Karletta Chief featured in Science Friday film
NIEHS grantee Karletta Chief is featured in “Breakthrough: Bitter Water,” a film by Science Friday and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Ferguson examines phthalate – preterm birth link in public webinar
NIEHS epidemiologists Kelly Ferguson and Amy Padula presented a free webinar exploring links between chemical exposures and preterm birth. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Congressional briefing on neurological diseases and the environment
Congressional staffers were briefed March 8 on scientific findings about connections between neurological diseases and the environment. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Oncologist takes on early-onset colorectal cancer
Oncologist Thomas Weber discussed the rise of early-onset colorectal cancer and suggested environmental factors may play a role. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

New North Carolina endocrine disruptor group meets at NIEHS
The first meeting of Endocrine Disrupting Chemical Research in North Carolina tackled chemicals’ role in human and ecological health. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Measuring autoimmunity in America
NIEHS clinical researcher Fred Miller discussed the increase in autoimmune diseases in the U.S., and the research to better understand why. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Imprinted genes and the environment discussed by Susiarjo
Martha Susiarjo researches imprinted genes and how their interactions with environmental chemicals can affect maternal and fetal health. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Breast cancer link to environment highlighted at symposium
NIEHS-supported researchers discussed environmental factors linked to breast cancer at a Duke University symposium. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Birnbaum speaks at allergy, asthma, immunology meeting
Linda Birnbaum delivered a keynote address at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology annual meeting. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Stem cells in skin featured in distinguished lecture
Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., discussed the importance of skin stem cells during her Distinguished Lecture Series talk. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NTP cell phone studies — experts recommend elevated conclusions
An expert panel recommended the National Toxicology Program indicate stronger evidence that cell phone radiofrequency radiation caused tumors in rats. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Many NIEHS and NTP advances shared at 2018 SOT
NIEHS and NTP scientists shared new findings and methodological advances in approximately 100 presentations at the Society of Toxicology meeting. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - April 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Fellows compete in third annual Big Picture, Small Talk challenge
Eleven postdocs took part in the third annual plain language competition Feb. 21, with three named as winners. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Diversity Speaker Series launches with Duke ’ s Sherilynn Black
Sherilynn Black, Ph.D., from Duke University, launched the new NIEHS Diversity Speakers Series with a Feb. 16 seminar. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS epidemiologist Jackson wins Bench-to-Bedside grant
NIEHS epidemiologist Chandra Jackson, Ph.D., won a Bench-to-Bedside grant to study links between multiple metabolites and type 2 diabetes. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Five faculty receive ONES awards for environmental health research
Five recipients of the NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist Awards will conduct innovative research on exposures and human disease. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Intramural papers of the month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Extramural Papers of the Month
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NIEHS-funded papers inform efforts to reduce mercury pollution
Four new papers describe the latest science on mercury in the environment and inform activities under a global treaty on mercury. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Chlorine levels help detect risk for disease outbreak
Scientists studying the Flint water crisis reported a link between the risk for Legionnaires’ disease and decreased levels of chlorine. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Birnbaum inspires at Triangle Global Health Career Day
Birnbaum brought an environmental lens to global health during the Triangle Global Health Career Day Feb. 16 at Duke University. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NTP releases first CLARITY-BPA report, more to come
The National Toxicology Program released a draft report from part of a study on health effects in rats from exposure to bisphenol A, or BPA. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Lichtveld discusses enterprise evaluation
Maureen Lichtveld, M.D., from Tulane University, presented an approach to evaluating complex environmental and public health efforts. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Innovative technologies shed light on mitochondrial DNA replication
Single molecule imaging of mitochondrial DNA suggest how deletions might occur, according to research by NIEHS scientist Matt Longley. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Federal agencies exchange PFAS updates
Sixteen federal agencies shared research findings and data gaps on chemicals known as PFAS, paving the way for future information exchanges. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 2, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news