1. Lead Exposure Impacts Children’s Sleep

  2. In-House Test Kits Help Motivate Parents to Reduce Allergens in Their Homes

    In-home test kits, coupled with patient education, help parents reduce allergen levels in their homes, according to scientists from the National Institutes of Health. The researchers found that parents may become more motivated to participate in allergen reduction interventions, when they can actually see results for themselves. The scientists specifically looked at dust mites, microscopic relati...
  3. NIH Grantees Win 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  4. New NIH Breast Cancer Research to Focus on Prevention

    A new phase of the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP), focused on prevention, is being launched at the National Institutes of Health. Grant-funded researchers will now work across scientific disciplines, involve new racially and ethnically diverse communities, and expand the study of risk factors that precede breast cancer, such as breast density. These new directions refl...
  5. US and Canada Partner to Invest $21 Million for Research Hubs in Developing Countries

  6. Exposure to Common Flame Retardants May Contribute to Attention Problems in Children

  7. NIH Awards ~$144 Million in Research on Environmental Influences on Child Health and Development

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded nearly $144 million in new grants to develop new tools and measures that can be used to investigate more effectively environmental exposures from the womb through later years in a child’s life. These projects will enhance the next phase of research on the effects of environmental exposures on child health and development. “Technology advances have bec...
  8. Low-Level Arsenic Exposure Before Birth Associated with Early Puberty and Obesity in Female Mice

    Mice exposed to low-level arsenic in utero become obese adults. The control mouse, left, was not exposed to arsenic during embryonic development and is a normal weight. In comparison, mice exposed to arsenic at 10 parts per billion, center, and 42 parts per million, right, are visibly heavier. The study also determined that these exposed mice entered puberty earlier than controls. (Photo courtesy...
  9. Newly Discovered Cells Restore Liver Damage in Mice without Cancer Risk

    The liver is unique among organs in its ability to regenerate after being damaged. Exactly how it repairs itself remained a mystery until recently, when researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health discovered a type of cell in mice essential to the process. The researchers also found similar cells in humans. When healthy liver cells are depleted by long-term exposure to toxic chemic...
  10. New UC Davis Environmental Research Center Links Science With Advocacy

  11. NIEHS Scientists Identify the Immunity Proteins That Cause a Majority of DNA Damage in Several Types of Human Cancers

    $(document).ready(function() { $('.content > h1').text('Media Availability — August 10 – 24, 2015'); }); New research published online August 10 in the journal Nature Genetics found that a mutation-causing enzyme known as APOBEC3A (A3A) may be the main cause of mutations in certain cancers. Previous work from other groups implicated another APOBEC enzyme, known as APOBEC3B (A3B). Correspondi...
  12. Life is but a DREAM

  13. Researchers Identify Protein in Mice That Helps Prepare for Healthy Egg-Sperm Union

    Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a protein that plays a vital role in healthy egg-sperm union in mice. The protein RGS2 can delay an egg’s development into an embryo in order to allow time for sperm to arrive and merge with the egg in a healthy fertilization process. The embryo cannot survive without the male chromosomes. ...
  14. Could Hormone-Related Cancers Start Before Birth?

  15. UA College of Pharmacy Researchers Link Liver Disease and Drug Metabolism

    Researchers at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy have discovered that nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), an increasingly common but often undiagnosed liver disease, could have significant medical implications for people with type 2 diabetes.