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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Our mission is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives.

Research

NIEHS research uses state-of-the-art science and technology to investigate the interplay between environmental exposures, human biology, genetics, and common diseases to help prevent disease and improve human health.

Recently Published Research

September 2018
ER Stress Drives Lipogenesis and Steatohepatitis Via Caspase-2 Activation of S1P
Kim JY, Garcia-Carbonell R, Yamachika S, Zhao P, Dhar D, Loomba R, Kaufman RJ, Saltiel AR, Karin M
September 2018
Genome-Wide Identification of FOXL2 Binding and Characterization of FOXL2 Feminizing Action in the Fetal Gonads
Nicol B, Grimm SA, Gruzdev A, Scott G, Ray MK, Yao HH
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Health & Education

As a publicly-funded institute, the NIEHS is committed to conducting the most rigorous research in environmental health sciences, and to communicating the results of this research to the public.

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Science Education

NIEHS seeks to invest in the future of environmental health science by increasing awareness of the link between the environment and human health. Our website provides educators, students and scientists access to reliable tools, resources and classroom materials.

Careers & Training

NIEHS offers on-site career development programs, as well as grants, for health research and safety training. Here are some of our current opportunity announcements:

About NIEHS

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is expanding and accelerating its contributions to scientific knowledge of human health and the environment, and to the health and well-being of people everywhere.

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