NIEHS News

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Federal Agencies Partner to Launch the Transform Tox Testing Challenge to Improve Chemical Screening

  4. NIH Unveils FY2016–2020 Strategic Plan

  5. Is Chemical Exposure in Mothers, Babies, Linked to Poor Vaccine Response?

  6. Chemicals Linked With Severe Respiratory Disease Found in Common E-cigarette Flavors

  7. Reduced Breathing Capacity in Kids Linked to Early Pesticide Exposure

  8. Lead Exposure Impacts Children’s Sleep

  9. 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...
  10. NIH Grantees Win 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

  11. 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...
  12. US and Canada Partner to Invest $21 Million for Research Hubs in Developing Countries

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

  14. 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...
  15. 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...