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Environmental Factor

Environmental Factor

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September 2023

Sarah Feng and and skating pairs partner TJ Nyman, placed fifth at the 2019 World Junior Skating Championships.
Scientific Journeys: From ice skating championships to NIEHS

Summer intern Sarah Feng embraced the unknown, new opportunities as she transitioned from skating to environmental health.

Xiaoling Li poses while sitting at her desk
Anticancer effects of dietary methionine depend on immune status

Reducing dietary intake of methionine, an essential amino acid found in protein, promotes tumor growth in mice with healthy immune systems.

Recovery Friendly Workplace Landscape Analysis  August 2023
Recovery-friendly workplaces on the rise, despite limited resources

NIEHS and NIOSH published the first report detailing efforts in 31 states to offer employees support in substance use prevention, recovery.

Sambit Panda
Summer internship program wraps with research presentation showcase

Research poster showcase and ice cream social mark completion of NIEHS Summer Internship Program.

Jennifer Kay, Ph.D.
Studying DNA damage and repair unlocks key to cancer treatments

During NIEHS lecture, Wetterhahn awardee Jennifer Kay, Ph.D., discussed how NDMA damages DNA and informs research on other toxic chemicals.

Laura Kammel, Ph.D., Sukanya Saha, Ph.D., Ziyue Wang, Ph.D.
NIEHS fellows recognized for scientific merit, originality

Eleven trainees take top honors in annual NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence competition.

Lydia Jennings, Ph.D. doing field work
Understanding mining’s lasting effects on Indigenous communities

Learning the widespread impact of mining tribal lands requires Indigenous-led collaboration and sharing of information, says lecturer.

Weihsueh Chiu, Ph.D.
New report calls for expanding the risk assessment toolbox

A committee of experts, including NIEHS-funded scientists, shared recommendations for using cell-based models and other new approach methodologies to improve human health risk assessments.


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