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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

March 2021

Michael Fessler, M.D.
Autoimmunity origins may lie in defective mitochondria

NIEHS scientists led a gene study that suggests accumulation of damaged mitochondria activated immune system of mice, similar to Sjogren's syndrome.

Sharon Beard
Fighting misinformation, preventing workplace COVID-19 exposure

The NIEHS Worker Training Program's monthly COVID-19−focused webinars aim to protect workers who may be at risk of exposure.

Trevor Archer
Education, experience, and action: an interview with Trevor Archer

Welcoming students and scientists from underrepresented minority groups builds more inclusive institutions that do better research, he says.

Amy Wang, Ph.D.
Innovative research into cancer, mixtures headlines DNTP board meeting

Division of National Toxicology Program initiatives include environmental contributors to cancer, effects of combined chemical exposures.

Joseph Laakso, Ph.D.
Congress briefed on NIEHS disaster preparation and response work

Presenters discussed wildfire safety, long-term health effects, and worker training at an event sponsored by the Friends of NIEHS.

Nicole Kleinstreuer, Ph.D.
Computational toxicology featured in special journal issue

Nicole Kleinstreuer co-edited a collection of computational toxicology articles in a special issue of the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology.

5 different race hands atop each other
Advisory council launches working group on anti-racism

Members also heard presentations on precision environmental health and countermeasures to chemical threats.

Suzanne Martos, Ph.D.
Suzanne Martos recognized by Society of Toxicology

The NIEHS fellow won Best Postdoctoral Publication in the 2021 SOT Awards, for a report on how tobacco can suppress the immune system.

a microphysiological systems (MPS) that models lung function for drug testing
Organs-on-a-chip for COVID-19 research group led by NTP center

Federal agencies collaborate on microphysiological systems to accelerate development of new treatments.

Nicole Sparks, Ph.D.
Nicole Sparks among first MOSAIC awardees for diversifying biomedicine

NIH established MOSAIC grants for postdoctoral fellows from underrepresented groups who seek careers in biomedical research.

girl wearing a face mask rubs on hand sanitizer
Implementation science can improve our environmental health

National Cancer Institute's Gila Neta explains closing gaps between what scientists know and what people do.

Dahea You, Ph.D., Pharm.D.
Postdoc capitalizes on network, lands job in pharmaceutical company

Dahea You names mentors, networking, and project management among the assets she gained during research training at NIEHS.

Meredith Frazier
Fellows get creative in communication challenge

Ten fellows competed in the sixth annual competition as part of the NIEHS Big Picture, Small Talk seminar series.


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