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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

September 2022

Tammy Collins, Ph.D.
Farewell, fellows: Collins reflects on decade of supporting trainees

Tammy Collins, Ph.D., led innovative initiatives as director of the NIEHS Office of Fellows' Career Development.

Medical professional washing hands
Exposure to antibacterial chemical via lactation linked to liver damage in newborn mice

New NIEHS-funded study sheds light on how triclosan exposure can lead to liver disease, reveals potential health-protective interventions.

Illustration of two women exposed to environmental and housing stress above two images of children.
Smog and stress alter brains, social behavior of male mice

NIEHS-funded study suggests such exposures in gestation can change brain connections in developing male mice, lead to autism-like behavior.

Twinkle protein structure and Amanda Riccio
NIEHS researchers first to determine 3D structure of twinkle protein

Researchers hope discovery leads to potential treatments for mitochondrial diseases.

Sharon Beard
At Brownfields conference, Worker Training grantees discuss Justice40

The White House initiative will enable a leap forward for the NIEHS Environmental Career Worker Training Program, attendees said.

Angelico Mendy, M.D., Ph.D., and Shelly Buffington, Ph.D.
Effects of flame retardants, maternal diet on children focus of talks

Research by early-career scientists affiliated with the NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers Program was highlighted August 10.

Susie Dai
Plant-based material can remediate PFAS, new research suggests

Combining plants and fungi, an NIEHS-funded technology presents an environmentally friendly approach to clean up the 'forever chemicals.'

Rick Woychik, Ph.D.
NIEHS influences national efforts to understand, solve PFAS problems

Institute research helps to identify health effects, innovate cleanup technologies, and impart evidence to inform policy.

Nicole Errett, Ph.D.
Disaster research response front and center during Seattle workshop

The event, sponsored in part by NIEHS, highlighted related technology, community engagement efforts, and lessons learned from the pandemic.

Workers cleaning up beach after oil spill
Oil spill cleanup workers more likely to have asthma symptoms

Chemicals from Deepwater Horizon disaster associated with more wheeze.

Clemens Wittwehr
Making connections to reduce animal use in chemical safety testing

Visiting researcher aims to advance relationships with key stakeholders and increase data integration.


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