News Releases from NIEHS
- May 14, 2021:
- Male Hormones Regulate Stomach Inflammation in Mice
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health determined that stomach inflammation is regulated differently in male and female mice after finding that androgens, or male sex hormones, play a critical role in preventing inflammation in the stomach. The finding suggests that physicians could consider treating male patients with stomach inflammation differently than female patients with the same condition.
- May 5, 2021:
- NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2021
Asthma can reduce quality of life, contributes to considerable emotional and financial stress, and is a major contributing factor to missed time from school and work.
- April 12, 2021:
- NIEHS Earns WELL Building Rating Amid Pandemic
On March 30, 2021, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) became the first federal agency to achieve the International WELL Building Institute’s Health-Safety Rating.
News Releases from NIEHS-funded Researchers
- September 6, 2021:
- NIH Study Illuminates Origins of Lung Cancer in Never Smokers
A genomic analysis of lung cancer in people with no history of smoking has found that a majority of these tumors arise from the accumulation of mutations caused by natural processes in the body.
- July 29, 2021:
- NIH Researchers Find Many People Want Secondary Genomic Findings After Initially Refusing
A study published today by researchers at the National Institutes of Health revealed that about half of individuals who said they don’t want to receive secondary genomic findings changed their mind after their healthcare provider gave them more detailed information.
- May 10, 2021:
- Oregon State Researchers Discover New Class of Cancer Fighting Compounds
A team of Oregon State University scientists has discovered a new class of anti-cancer compounds that effectively kill liver and breast cancer cells.