News Releases from NIEHS
- June 11, 2020:
- NIH Names Rick Woychik Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Woychik will lead NIH’s research efforts on environmental influences on human health and also serve as director of the U.S. National Toxicology Program.
- May 5, 2020:
- NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2020
Today on World Asthma Day, the National Institutes of Health stands with patients, families, advocates, researchers, and health care professionals to raise awareness about this common chronic respiratory disease, the people it affects, and the biomedical research that improves its prevention and treatment.
- April 8, 2020:
- Autoimmunity May Be Rising in the United States
Autoimmunity, a condition in which the body’s immune system reacts with components of its own cells, appears to be increasing in the United States, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators.
News Releases from NIEHS-funded Researchers
- July 22, 2020:
- Study: Novel PFAS Comprise 24% of Those Measured in Blood of Wilmington, N.C. Residents
In a new paper detailing findings from North Carolina State University’s GenX Exposure Study, researchers detected novel per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) called “fluoroethers” in blood from residents of Wilmington, North Carolina.
- July 22, 2020:
- Jet Aircraft Exhaust Linked to Preterm Births
A study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has found that pregnant women exposed to high levels of ultraﬁne particles from jet airplane exhaust are 14% more likely to have a preterm birth than those exposed to lower levels.
- July 15, 2020:
- Bed Bugs Modify Microbiome of Homes They Infest
Homes infested by bed bugs appear to have different bacterial communities – often referred to as microbiomes – than homes without bed bugs, according to a first-of-its-kind study from North Carolina State University.
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