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News Releases from NIEHS

  • 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.

  • March 23, 2020:
  • COVID-19 Workers Get Training to Protect Their Own Health

    Today, the National Institutes of Health will launch a new website with important educational resources for Coronavirus workers dealing with the spread of COVID-19.

News Releases from NIEHS-funded Researchers

  • May 26, 2020:
  • Early Environmental Exposure Impacts Liver Epigenome

    You have often heard “You are what you eat,” but according to research from Baylor College of Medicine, the new phrase could be “You are what you are exposed to.” New research shows that, in animal models, the liver epigenome is permanently changed when exposed to certain chemicals in the environment early in life when the liver is developing, making the organism more vulnerable to diet-triggered metabolic dysfunction later in life.

  • April 23, 2020:
  • Commonly Used Chemicals Associated With Miscarriage, Yale School of Public Health Study Finds

    Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found that maternal exposure to synthetic chemicals widely used in food packaging and commonly found in drinking water supplies is associated with a woman’s risk for miscarriage in the second trimester.

  • April 2, 2020:
  • UK Researchers Seek to Develop Antiviral Membrane Mask

    University of Kentucky researcher Dibakar Bhattacharyya has the concept and the means to develop a medical face mask that would capture and deactivate the COVID-19 virus on contact.

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