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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

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December 2019

Darryl Zeldin, M.D.
NIEHS celebrates 17th Annual Science Days

The institute honored its early-career scientists, who gave talks on breast cancer and gastric inflammation, among other topics.

Hans Luecke, Ph.D., asking a question during the presentation
Trainees present posters, exchange ideas during Science Days

Day 2 featured almost 90 poster presentations and a workshop on navigating the research grant application process.

profiles of people's shadows with 0s and 1s overlayed
NIH seeks data policy input

Environmental health researchers and others may comment on the National Institutes of Health draft policy on data management and sharing.

Trevor Archer, Ph.D.
Trevor Archer named NIH Distinguished Investigator

His research has demonstrated that understanding chromatin proteins and stem cell regulation is important for the future of medicine.

Botanical dietary supplements and essential oils in glass jars
Botanicals in the limelight during scientists’ social media Q&A

NIH, American Botanical Council, and Campbell University experts answered questions from the public about botanical dietary supplements.

Titia de Lange, Ph.D.
Telomere crisis can cause genome changes found in cancer

Titia de Lange describes how the shortening of chromosome caps called telomeres can lead to genome instability and cancer progression.

Screenshot of the women's health study on an Apple iPhone and watch
NIEHS provides analysis for Apple Women’s Health Study

The long-term study will evaluate menstrual cycles and such health conditions as infertility and osteoporosis.

Beate Ritz speaking to the audience
Connecting Parkinson’s disease, pesticides, and genes

A long-term study in California shows different ways that pesticide exposures and genetics combine to increase risk of Parkinson's disease.

Benedict Anchang, Ph.D.
NIEHS welcomes two Stadtman researchers

Benedict Anchang and Marcos Morgan bring their expertise in computational biology and RNA regulation, respectively, to environmental health.

close up of test tube with clear liquid being held by hand with blue gloves
North Carolina scientists, policymakers take on PFAS

Experts met in Durham to brainstorm solutions to problems posed by the man-made chemicals.

Kristi Pettibone, Ph.D.
Translational Research Framework gains a following

An NIEHS-developed tool to track movement of environmental health research toward public health benefits is gaining wide interest.

Elana Elkin, Ph.D. and Gwen Collman, Ph.D.
Superfund Wetterhahn Award goes to Elana Elkin

Elana Elkin, Ph.D., received the 2019 Karen Wetterhahn Memorial Award for her work on placental development and function.

John Balbus, M.D.
Public health, climate change spotlighted at APHA conference

The work of NIEHS staff members and grant recipients was showcased at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting.

Amy Wang, Ph.D., NTP
Origins of cancer examined at Durham conference

Attendees focused on factors that can cause cancer without damaging DNA, through changing the activity of nuclear receptors.

Rick Woychik, Ph.D.
NIEHS honors military veterans with celebration, charity drive

The event was marked by powerful speeches — and miniature therapy horses.

Stella Sieber holding microphone
Unique partnership improves care for people with limb loss

NIEHS biologist Stella Sieber and Duke nurse Nancy Payne recount the challenges of recovering from limb loss for Diversity Speaker Series.


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