News Releases from NIEHS
- 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.
- March 23, 2020:
- COVID-19 Workers Get Training to Protect Their Own Health
Today, the National Institutes of Health will launch a new website with important educational resources for Coronavirus workers dealing with the spread of COVID-19.
News Releases from NIEHS-funded Researchers
- June 3, 2020:
- Living Near Oil and Gas Wells Tied to Low Birth Weights in Infants
Living near active oil and gas wells may put pregnant people at higher risk of having low birth weight babies, especially in rural areas, finds a new study of birth outcomes in California.
- June 2, 2020:
- Texas A&M Research: Clay Layers Exacerbate Arsenic Problems In Bangladesh
Study provides evidence that proximity to a clay layer that expels organic carbon in response to groundwater pumping drives rising arsenic concentrations in aquifers.
- May 26, 2020:
- Early Environmental Exposure Impacts Liver Epigenome
You have often heard “You are what you eat,” but according to research from Baylor College of Medicine, the new phrase could be “You are what you are exposed to.” New research shows that, in animal models, the liver epigenome is permanently changed when exposed to certain chemicals in the environment early in life when the liver is developing, making the organism more vulnerable to diet-triggered metabolic dysfunction later in life.
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