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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

Your Online Source for NIEHS News

August 2023

Robert Sills, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Scientific Journeys: From South America to NIEHS

Robert Sills, D.V.M., Ph.D., shares his passion for developing global, inclusive research to evaluate how chemicals affect human health.

houses on flood street with sign in the foreground
Climate change may worsen HIV pandemic, expert says

Bill Kapogiannis from the NIH Office of AIDS Research shared his perspective on potential links between climate change and HIV/AIDS crises.

Dmitry Gordenin, Ph.D.
Cancer risk may increase due to mutations caused by some metabolites

Gene mutations resulting from exposure to epoxides, which are types of metabolites and environmental agents, linked to nearly 40 cancers.

Huei-Chen Lee, Ph.D., right, explains pipetting, which is a technique used to measure and transfer liquids, to Chelsea Andrews, of Coastal Christian High School, Wilmington, and Ashley Haithcock, of Uwharrie Charter Academy, Asheboro.
Science teachers shine at STaRS Experience

Annual NIEHS training program educates and inspires teachers to share environmental health science with students.

Women diagnosed with breast cancer should discuss best treatment options with their doctor.
Women treated for breast cancer may age faster than cancer-free women

NIEHS study finds cellular markers of accelerated aging in women treated for breast cancer; treatments such as radiation may play a role.

Michele Marcus, Ph.D.
Half-century milestone not to be forgotten

Widespread contamination caused by the flame retardant PBB informs new ways to address environmental exposures five decades later.

Seven NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP) trainees won K.C. Donnelly Externship Award Supplements
Seven trainees awarded K.C. Donnelly Externships

Superfund Research Program funding helps trainees build new skills to protect health and broaden research experience at other institutions.

Pettibone and Tyson
Third annual DRIVEN! meeting highlights career opportunities

Scholars gathered virtually to learn more about NIEHS, network, and find ways to continue their scientific pursuits.

NIH Green Labs
NIEHS labs and researchers recognized for going green

NIEHSers recognized for exemplifying resource stewardship at annual Green Labs Programs reception.

AFC checking their gear at remote location
Keystone Lecturer highlights Alabama Fire College tribal training

On-site, well-equipped, hands-on approach is key to effective emergency response training endeavors, said Kenneth Oldfield.

Colored silicone wristbands
Silicone wristbands track hundreds of unique chemical exposures

Small, lightweight technology records pesticides, personal care products, flame retardants, and more on a global scale.


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