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

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

Youth engagement in environmental health research showcased in podcast
Such engagement can benefit communities and strengthen the scientific process, according to two interviewees in new NIEHS podcast. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS helps NIH take top honors in International Freezer Challenge
Efforts to upgrade inefficient freezers, reduce electricity use, and enhance lab management practices paid dividends. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Scientific art competition showcases trainees ’ research, imagination
The NIEHS Superfund Research Program hosted the competition, highlighting early-career scientists’ projects during the COVID-19 pandemic. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Fine particulate air pollution associated with higher dementia risk
NIEHS-funded researchers from the University of Washington analyzed detailed exposure data from more than 4,000 Seattle-area residents. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Chris Long, NIEHS Executive Officer and proud public servant, retires
He spearheaded efforts related to employee safety and health, and he helped to position the institute as a national leader in sustainability. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Trainees explore biomedical careers during NIEHS symposium
Job-hunting strategies, skills development, and differences between academic, government, and private sector positions highlighted at event. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Focusing on solutions makes research more relevant to public, expert says
NIEHS grantee Jessie Buckley, Ph.D., described how to apply such an approach to chemical mixtures research in Aug. 12 virtual seminar. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Hazardous chemicals, data science challenges on tap at DNTP meeting
NIEHS Division of the National Toxicology Program scientists described related initiatives during Aug. 4 virtual event. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Interns research PFAS, disease vulnerability, cancer, and more
Poster sessions capped their two-month NIEHS experience, and mentors from the institute guided them along the way. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Good nutrition can help counter effects of contaminants, expert says
I spoke with NIEHS grantee Bernhard “Bernie” Hennig, Ph.D., about how healthy living can protect us against potentially harmful exposures. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Ambitious effort to study gene-environment interactions gains momentum
The Personalized Environment and Genes Study delivers research innovation. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Stanley and Weinberg win NIEHS award for research excellence
The structural biologist and biostatistician, respectively, were recognized for innovative work and intellectual leadership. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Climate change and health research drives new NIH-wide seminar series
Experts focused on climate adaptation, health equity, and big data during Aug. 16 event hosted by NIEHS. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

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

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

Better air quality may lower dementia risk among older women
NIEHS-funded researchers found that reduction of air pollution is associated with slower decline in cognition and memory. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Women ’s Health Awareness program launches newsletter website
The NIEHS initiative’s new web presence offers vital health data in attractive, easy-to-navigate way. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

K.C. Donnelly Externship Awards celebrate 10 years
In the past decade, 72 NIEHS Superfund Research Program trainees were able to conduct research beyond their own institutions. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

New chemical testing approach will help to replace animal use
NIEHS researchers and their collaborators developed the recently accepted nonanimal testing method, which will be used globally. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Star teachers gain science insights, lesson plans in NIEHS program
Broad goals are to expand environmental health literacy and science education diversity. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Trainee expands research and writing skills, transitions to grad school
At NIEHS, Victoria Placentra researched the effects of oxidative stress on cells as well as authoring content for the Environmental Factor. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

RNA modifications in skin cancer focus of Keystone Lecture
In NIEHS-sponsored talk, Yu-Ying He, Ph.D., suggested RNA modifications are crucial players in regulating gene-environment interactions. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Genetics holds key to making research more relevant to humans
I spoke with NIEHS grantee Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena about the importance of incorporating more genetic diversity into study designs. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Scientific partnership advances research on aging and environment
Collaborators from NIEHS and the National Institute on Aging will study how older people’s exposure to disasters affects their health. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

To study metabolome, a hybrid approach is needed, expert says
NIEHS grantee explored benefits, drawbacks of targeted and untargeted metabolomics in July 15 virtual seminar. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Highly competitive research fellowships earned by NIEHS trainees
Liz Garcia-Peterson, Ph.D., and Saniya Rattan, Ph.D., enter a special program designed to mold them into principal investigators. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - August 3, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

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

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

NIEHS launches 2021 Feds Feed Families virtual campaign
Employees’ donations will help the almost 600,000 individuals in central and eastern North Carolina struggling to put food on the table. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Animal replacement accomplishments draw broad interest
Federal agency advancement of nonanimal chemical safety testing methods showcased at May public forum. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Bright future for former NIEHS communications challenge winner
Sanya Mehta, who was a postbaccalaureate research fellow at the institute, continues to excel as she pursues a doctorate degree. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Social determinants of health focus of NIEHS Distinguished Lecture
Sir Michael Marmot, Ph.D., from University College London, discussed the correlation between poverty, social injustice, and poor health. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

HBCUs to share research funding challenges, opportunities
In upcoming listening sessions, NIEHS aims to strengthen ties with historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), other minority-serving institutions. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Better risk communication can reduce harmful exposures, experts say
At an NIEHS Superfund Research Program workshop, participants stressed the importance of community engagement and tailored messaging. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Scientific originality, rigor help NIEHS fellows win major award
Seventeen trainees won the annual National Institutes of Health Fellows Award for Research Excellence and earned travel funds. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Novel toxicity assessment strategies highlighted at DNTP board meeting
NIEHS Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP) scientists discussed their efforts to provide timely, human-relevant toxicity data. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify cells involved in development of genitalia
With single-cell sequencing, NIEHS scientists are closer to understanding which cells give rise to birth defects. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Environment plays underappreciated role in infectious diseases
National Academies workshop explored how emerging scientific tools could help to inform crises beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS grantee ’s outreach boosts diversity, helps train young scientists
New partnership with historically Black universities will bring more minority undergraduate students into the metabolomics research arena. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Sexual and gender minorities at NIH share their stories, challenges
To recognize Pride Month, NIEHS hosted a panel discussion featuring LGBTQ scientists from across the National Institutes of Health (NIH). (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Journeys: From basic researcher to leader in autoimmunity
Lisa Rider, M.D., discussed her path from medical school to a career in translational research for myositis, a rare disease. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

After disasters, scientific partnership and local engagement are key
I spoke with Aubrey Miller, M.D., head of the NIEHS Disaster Research Response Program, who reflected on lessons learned during his career. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Exposome research, anti-racism on tap at NIEHS council meeting
The exposome refers to the totality of environmental influences and corresponding biological responses throughout an individual’s life. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Women of color research network focuses on mentorship, collaboration
At NIEHS-sponsored event, speakers discussed overcoming stereotypes and bias in hiring, and emphasized building relationships. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Geospatial data, population health merge at NIEHS workshop
Experts from around the globe explored opportunities to link location-based environmental data to studies of human health. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - July 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 - June 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

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

Neighborhood disadvantage may affect brain development
Enhancing social and educational resources could reduce risk, suggest NIEHS grantees from the University of Southern California. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - June 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news