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
- October 19, 2020:
- Significant Link Found Between Air Pollution and Neurological Disorders
Air pollution was significantly associated with an increased risk of hospital admissions for several neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias, in a long-term study of more than 63 million older U.S. adults, led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
- October 12, 2020:
- Predicting the Cancer-causing Potential of Chemicals Released From Wildfires, Fossil Fuel Burning
Oregon State University scientists have developed a method that could potentially predict the cancer-causing potential of chemicals released into the air during wildfires and fossil fuel combustion.
- September 29, 2020:
- Vitamin D Deficiency Leads to Obesity, Stunted Growth in Zebrafish
Using a zebrafish model, researchers from North Carolina State University have found that vitamin D deficiency during early development can disrupt the metabolic balance between growth and fat accumulation. The results suggest a linkage between vitamin D and metabolic homeostasis, or equilibrium.
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