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News Releases

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

  • August 6, 2020:
  • A New Tool for Modeling the Human Gut Microbiome

    Bacteria linked to Crohn’s disease are difficult to grow in the lab, but MIT engineers have found a way.

  • July 29, 2020:
  • Major Climate Initiative in the Northeastern U.S. Benefits Children’s Health

    A new study by researchers from the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health reports that the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) has been successful in reducing fine particulate matter (PM2.5) emissions and substantially improving children’s health, both major co-benefits of this climate policy.

  • July 28, 2020:
  • Higher BPA Levels Linked to More Asthma Symptoms in Children

    Children in low-income neighborhoods in Baltimore tended to have more asthma symptoms when levels of the synthetic chemical BPA (Bisphenol A) in their urine were elevated, according to a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine.

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