Black History Month observed at NIEHS, NIH
The National Institutes of Health honors NIEHS researcher and mentor Darlene Dixon, and 14 other black scientists. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

SOT honors computational, nonanimal testing pioneer
Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D., and others were honored for their work toward replacing animals in toxicity testing. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Miller honored as fellow of the Collegium Ramazzini
Aubrey Miller was selected to join the international occupational and environmental health academy. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Intramural papers of the month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Extramural Papers of the Month
(read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Improving tests for developmental neurotoxicity
NTP-led collection of papers evaluated cell-based models, zebrafish, and other approaches for rapid screening of thousands of chemicals. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

High pesticide exposure linked to loss of smell
A study of farmers linked high pesticide exposure, such as during spills, to later losing the sense of smell. Quick clean up may lower risk. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Epigenetic marks on DNA may signal asthma risk
The researchers hope the findings may help identify newborns at risk of asthma and shed light on how the disease begins and develops. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Los Angeles youths take on air monitoring
Los Angeles students in communities of color record air quality on their daily routes and create story maps of their experiences in this innovative project. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Fish consumption advisories that work
Kathleen Gray discussed how to make fish advisories that sport, subsistence, and recreational fishermen can understand. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Friends of NIEHS discuss hot topics with Birnbaum
The NIEHS and NTP director shared updates on NIEHS scientific advances and answered questions about topics such as BPA and climate change. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Infectious disease and the environment — a two-way street
At a National Academies workshop, experts discussed how infectious disease and environmental exposures interact. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Autism spectrum disorders may stem from multiple factors
Irva Hertz-Picciotto told an NIEHS Distinguished Lecture audience that a combination of factors may drive the rise in ASD. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Art from the cutting edge of science
Show of historic drawings by Ramon y Cajal, the Spanish artist known as the father of neuroscience, includes scientific image from NIEHS lab. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - February 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS Giving Tree brightens holidays for local children
Staff and contractors stepped up to provide toys, bikes, clothes, and other gifts to children of needy families in the Raleigh-Durham area. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Fellows from around the globe celebrate around the table
An international potluck lets research fellows share food and cultures while building a sense of camaraderie. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Annual Ethics Day is a hit with NIEHSers
The NIEHS Ethics Office offered a lively alternative to the mandatory online training federal workers complete each year. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Motsinger-Reif takes biostats and computational biology lead
Internationally recognized statistical geneticist will meet big data challenges with innovative approaches. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Epidemiologist White moves into tenure-track role
A rising star and two-time NIEHS fellow plans to dig deep in the hunt for environmental risk factors in breast cancer. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Intramural papers of the month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Extramural Papers of the Month
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Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

New study finds active genes may be inactive for long periods
New research on genes suggests that active genes may have long periods of inactivity. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Greenness may promote heart health
A new study provides the first evidence linking neighborhood greenness to changes in the body related to cardiovascular health. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Earlier puberty linked with personal care products
Girls exposed before birth to chemicals found in personal care products may enter puberty earlier, NIEHS-funded researchers reported. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Network reflects on sharing research results with participants
The annual NIEHS Partnerships for Environmental Public Health meeting focused on reporting research results to study participants. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Top stories of 2018 dominated by cell phone studies
In a milestone year for the Environmental Factor, a look at the top 20 stories reveals coverage of draft and final cell phone studies dominated reader interest. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Science counselors focus on NTP research translation
The meeting, held online due to Winter Storm Diego, addressed translation of NTP research into regulatory, government, and scientific arenas. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Pollution is a global but solvable threat to health, say scientists
Although global health investments focus on AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, recent estimates say pollution kills three times as many people. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Multi-disciplinary, early career innovation highlighted at SRP meeting
Superfund Research Program grantees and partners shared findings and discussed research translation, community engagement, and training. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Mitochondria play key role in disposal of dead cells
The body’s ability to clear dead cells depends on a finely tuned process, with mitochondria playing a starring role. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Epigenetics may hold key to arsenic ’ s role in cancer
Epigenetics offers a new frontier in the study of mechanisms in cancer development, says Yvonne Fondufe-Mittendorf, Ph.D. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NTP celebrates 40 years with accolades, reflection
As the most trusted source of toxicology knowledge, the National Toxicology Program advances new testing strategies, builds confidence in results. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Breast cancer risk remains elevated 20-30 years after childbirth
New research shows pregnancy first elevates breast cancer risk, but becomes protective over time. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

2018 Papers of the Year
From nearly 2,900 studies published by NIEHS researchers and grantees during 2018, the institute’s leaders selected 25 for special recognition as Papers of the Year. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - January 3, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Charity drive launched with high spirits
With high spirits, organizers of this year’s Combined Federal Campaign launched the fundraising drive for charities — from local to global. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Superfund Wetterhahn Award goes to Stephanie Kim
Stephanie Kim of Boston University received the 2018 Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award during the Superfund Research Program annual meeting. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Suk wins coveted Fulbright to work in Thailand
NIEHS Superfund Research Program head William Suk, Ph.D., leaves for a six-month fellowship in Thailand as a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Postdoc awards reflect strong research potential
Two NIEHS postdoctoral fellows who display strong research potential have won highly competitive National Institutes of Health grants. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

NIEHS honors years of service and commitment
Friends and family joined honorees to recognize the decades of federal service, as well as those who retired in the past year. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Kathy Laber ’ s excellent leadership recognized by peers
Kathy Laber, D.V.M., received the Joseph J. Garvey Management Award from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Extramural Papers of the Month
(read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Intramural papers of the month
(read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

“ Waking Up to Wildfires ” film makes world premiere
More than 250 people packed a theater in Sonoma, California for the world premiere of a documentary from the University of California, Davis. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Scholars connect through elevator pitches
At the second annual NIEHS Scholars Connect Program fall event, students competed with elevator pitch-style talks about their research. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Trainees take center stage at 16th NIEHS Science Days
NIEHS Science Days highlighted fellows and trainees, with 13 science talks, 89 posters, and awards. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Science Days features grants session and awards
Day Two of NIEHS Science days led off with awards, followed by a workshop to help trainees hone their grant writing skills. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

GEMS meeting explores interplay of genes, environment, and disease
The fall meeting of the North Carolina Genetics and Environmental Mutagenesis Society focused on the environment and gene regulation. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Falk lecturer describes sex differences in brain development
Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D., discussed the cellular mechanisms behind sex differences in brain development in the 2018 Falk lecture. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Environmental health shines at APHA
NIEHS joined more than 12,000 attendees at the American Public Health Association annual meeting in San Diego. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Climate change affects health of all Americans, says new report
Climate change affects the health of all Americans, according to the Fourth National Climate Assessment. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - December 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news