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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

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September 2020

Biological signs of disease examined at National Academies event

The workshop focused on biomarkers of effect, which are molecular changes that result from exposure to environmental and social stressors.

Monica Pillon, Ph.D.
Two NIEHS fellows net Pathway to Independence awards

Postdocs cite starting early and planning well as keys to success.

Brian Berridge, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Predicting health risks is new frontier in toxicology, Berridge says

The scientific director of the NIEHS Division of the National Toxicology Program recently spoke with a group of international scientists.

Qing Xu
Methionine restriction inhibits liver cancer via HNF4alpha

The master regulator could serve as a biomarker for predicting methionine sensitivity.

Christopher Weis, Ph.D.
Virtual workshop explores newest PFAS research

Talks address placenta and liver impacts, and computational modeling to predict effects across species.

fan blade with white cloth
Diverse bacteria in house dust linked to fewer allergies in adults

New study builds on similar findings in children, supports hygiene hypothesis.

Paul Wade, Ph.D.
Precise geometry enables specialized protein to turn genes on

New research maps how GATA3, a protein associated with breast cancer, binds and remodels DNA.

Carol Shreffler, Ph.D.
Funding new researchers yields big rewards, fresh insights

Winners of the NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist grants shared research and built networks during a two-day online meeting.

Chip Hughes
NIEHS supports workers with essential COVID-19 training

Health care professionals and vulnerable populations benefit from targeted education.

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Aging and the environment explored through research partnership

NIEHS and the National Institute on Aging foster scientific collaboration through their Joint Fellowship Program.

Stan Benjamin, Ph.D.
Pandemic preparedness requires weather, health data, experts say

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists discussed how to bolster infectious disease modeling during an NIEHS webinar.

Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D.
Animal testing alternatives advanced by 16 government agencies

Nicole Kleinstreuer spoke with Environmental Factor about recent federal efforts to reduce animal use in chemical safety testing.

Panagis Galiatsatos, M.D.
Virtual COVID-19 education reaches U.S. and international students

An NIEHS grant recipient started a new teaching series at Johns Hopkins University that helps youth protect themselves and others.

coronal section of a mouse brain hippocampal area CA2
Cutting-edge science on display at NIEHS

Twenty-seven new images, representing a cross-section of environmental health research, will be viewable by visitors to the institute.



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