News Releases from NIEHS
- March 11, 2021:
- Preterm Birth, Prolonged Labor Influenced by Progesterone Balance
Novel research in mice sheds light on hormone regulation needed in late pregnancy, opens door for therapy.
- March 10, 2021:
- Study of Mosquito Protein Could Lead to Treatments Against Life-threatening Viruses
The mosquito protein AEG12 strongly inhibits the family of viruses that cause yellow fever, dengue, West Nile, and Zika and weakly inhibits coronaviruses, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and their collaborators.
- February 1, 2021:
- NIH Study Shows Hyaluronan Is Effective in Treating Chronic Lung Disease
Naturally produced by the body, hyaluronan represents a new class of biologic that significantly improves lung health in patients with severe COPD.
News Releases from NIEHS-funded Researchers
- April 6, 2021:
- Study Links Prenatal Phthalate Exposure to Altered Information Processing in Infants
Susan Schantz, Ph.D., from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her colleagues found a relationship between prenatal exposure to phthalates and slower processing speed in 7.5-month-old infants.
- February 16, 2021:
- Workplace Chemical Exposure Study Leads to Small Business COVID-19 Awareness Campaign
Small business owners can take advantage of one-on-one training in preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, thanks to a project led by researchers at the University of Arizona Health Sciences.
- January 25, 2021:
- Biomarkers in Mother’s Plasma Predict a Type of Autism in Offspring With 100% Accuracy
Using machine learning, researchers at the University of California, Davis MIND Institute have identified several patterns of maternal autoantibodies highly associated with the diagnosis and severity of autism.
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