NIEHS News

  1. NIH Launches Large Study of Pregnant Women in Areas Affected by Zika Virus

    International Effort to Enroll Approximately 10,000 Women The National Institutes of Health and Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz-Fiocruz (Fiocruz), a national scientific research organization linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, have begun a multi-country study to evaluate the magnitude of health risks that Zika virus infection poses to pregnant women and their developing fetuses and infants. The stu...
  2. Program Will Train First Responders and Hazardous Waste Workers on Infectious Disease Safety

    A training program will help approximately 35,000 first responders and workers, whose jobs may expose them to infectious diseases, protect themselves while also minimizing the spread of disease to others. The three-year, $9 million program is being launched by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with the Cente...
  3. Media Telebriefing: NTP Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation Study: Partial Release of Findings

    What: Transcript Transcript(198KB) Audio Recording of Media Telebriefing May 27, 2016 NTP Cell Phone Study Page The associate director o...
  4. New NIH-EPA Research Centers to Study Environmental Health Disparities

    The National Institutes of Health has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fund five new research centers to improve health in communities overburdened by pollution and other environmental factors that contribute to health disparities. Within each center, scientists will partner with community organizations to study these concerns and develop culturally appropriate ways...
  5. NIH Statement on World Asthma Day 2016

    On World Asthma Day 2016, the National Institutes of Health reaffirms its commitment to support research to improve the lives of all people with asthma. NIH-funded research has advanced our understanding of asthma as a disease as well as the impact asthma has on the lives of those affected. We have made great strides in learning how to treat and prevent asthma, and we are committed to ensuring tha...
  6. Despite Recent Increases in Reported Food Allergy, Study Finds No Change in Antibody Levels Associated with Food Allergy

  7. Greenness Around Homes Linked to Lower Mortality

    Women live longer in areas with more green vegetation, according to new research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. Women with the highest levels of vegetation, or greenness, near their homes had a 12 percent lower death rate compared to women with the lowest levels of vegetation near their homes. The results were p...
  8. Southern California's Reduction in Smog Linked to Major Improvement in Children's Respiratory Health

  9. Could a New Class of Fungicides Play a Role in Autism, Neurodegenerative Diseases?

  10. UA-Led Team Investigating Effects of Gold King Mine Spill

  11. NIEHS Funds Five Early Career Researchers for Innovative Science

    Five exceptional early career scientists will receive new grants from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. The awards, totaling $2.5 million, are part of the Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) program. Five exceptional early career scientists will receive new grants from the National Institute of Environmental Heal...
  12. Molecular “Brake” Prevents Excessive Inflammation

  13. Natural Protein Points to New Inflammation Treatment

    Increasing the level of a naturally-produced protein, called tristetraprolin (TTP), significantly reduced or protected mice from inflammation, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The results suggest that pharmaceutical compounds or other therapeutic methods that produce elevated levels of TTP in humans may offer an effective treatment for some inflammatory diseases, such...
  14. Seafood Consumption May Play a Role in Reducing Risk for Alzheimer’s

    New research published Feb. 2 in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that older adults with a major risk gene for Alzheimer’s disease known as APOEɛ4 who ate at least one seafood serving per week showed fewer signs of Alzheimer’s-related brain changes.  In contrast, this association was not found in the brains of volunteers who ate fish weekly but did not carry the risk gene...
  15. Federal Agencies Partner to Launch the Transform Tox Testing Challenge to Improve Chemical Screening