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News Releases

News Releases from NIEHS

News Releases from NIEHS-funded Researchers

  • February 20, 2020:
  • Think All BPA-free Products Are Safe? Not so Fast, Scientists Warn

    MU scientists find BPA alternative, bisphenol S, could negatively affect both a mother’s placenta and potentially a developing baby’s brain.

  • February 6, 2020:
  • Cancer-causing Culprits Could Be Caught by Their DNA Fingerprints

    Causes of cancer are being catalogued through an international study revealing the genetic fingerprints of DNA-damaging processes that drive cancer development. Researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Wellcome Sanger Institute, Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, with collaborators around the world, have created the most detailed list yet of these genetic fingerprints, providing clues to how each cancer develops.

  • January 30, 2020:
  • A High-fiber Diet May Counteract the Harmful Health Effects of Pollutants

    Research from the University of Kentucky’s Superfund Research Center (UK-SRC) shows that a diet high in fiber could possibly reverse the adverse effects that environmental toxins have on cardiovascular health.

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