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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

April 2021

Samantha-Rae Dickenson, Ed.D.
Black History Month speaker shares path to building better workplaces

NIEHS welcomed Samantha-Rae Dickenson from the National Institutes of Health in honor of Black History Month.

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Preterm birth, prolonged labor influenced by progesterone balance

Novel research in mice uncovers hormone regulation needed in late pregnancy, opens door for therapy.

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Environmental justice through community-engaged research

Community-based participatory research to promote environmental justice featured in recent webinar and review paper.

Marccus Hendricks, Ph.D.
Disaster research response experts share insights for pandemic

Experts share experiences, consider approaches to the coronavirus pandemic and inequalities in its impact.

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Nitrogen runoff leads to preventable health outcomes, experts say

The Environmental Health Matters Initiative took a detailed look at farm and watershed-level solutions, as well as policies and markets.

Sue Jinks-Robertson, Ph.D.
Cutting DNA is risky business

Geneticist Sue Jinks-Robertson explained how special proteins called topoisomerases can trigger genome instability.

Frederick Miller, M.D., Ph.D.
Fred Miller retires from NIEHS Clinical Research Branch

During the past 40 years, he and his team have made some of the most groundbreaking discoveries in the study of autoimmune disease.

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Freezer donations add COVID-19 vaccine storage capacity in North Carolina

Thanks to a grassroots effort at NIEHS, 11 ultracold laboratory freezers are on their way to communities across the state.

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Obesity may affect puberty timing and hormones in girls

Study shows girls with excess body fat developed mature breasts more slowly, but started their period sooner than girls with normal weight.

Scott Williams, Ph.D.
Scott Williams wins outstanding science award for structural biology work

NIEHS researcher honored with award for studies using SER-CAT capabilities to solve biological structures behind DNA repair.

Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable
Data science paves the way with new tools, insights for SRP

A Superfund Research Program data showcase featured approaches to make data more findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable.

Carmen Williams, M.D., Ph.D.
Mammalian reproduction meeting showcases NIEHS researcher, trainees

The Triangle Consortium for Reproductive Biology highlighted health disparities, placental abnormalities, awards, and more.

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NIOSH 50th anniversary honored by National Toxicology Program

Common goals and collaborative research signify the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's participation in the NTP.


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