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
- December 21, 2020:
- NIH to Support Radical Approaches to Nationwide COVID-19 Testing and Surveillance
RADx-rad program will fund non-traditional and repurposed technologies to combat the current pandemic and address future viral disease outbreaks.
- November 23, 2020:
- Antimicrobial Soap Additive Worsens Fatty Liver Disease in Mice
University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers found evidence that triclosan — an antimicrobial found in many soaps and other household items — worsens fatty liver disease in mice fed a high-fat diet.
- November 19, 2020:
- Injectable Birth Control May Increase Blood Lead Levels in African American Women
Women using a common, injectable form of birth control showed increased levels of potentially hazardous lead in their blood, a study led by a Michigan State University researcher found.