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Introduction The mammary gland is an essential tissue that is required for lactation and infant nourishment. Like other female reproductive tissues, many hormones and growth factors influence mammary tissue, with the primary drivers depending on the stage of development. Steroid hormones regulate ductal growth, elongation, branching, and differentiation, and exposure to environmental chemicals...
NIH-funded study shows clinicians reduced prescriptions following behavioral “nudge”.
Elective induction at 39 weeks also linked to lower risk of maternal high blood pressure disorders.
Introduction Glaucoma accounts for approximately 8% of global blindness according to the 2010 World Health Organization report (Pascolini and Mariotti 2012). It is the second leading cause of blindness in the world after cataracts, and the leading cause of irreversible loss of vision (Pascolini and Mariotti 2012). Despite the large patient population and severe […]
Membrane-bound virus clusters provide promising target for the treatment of gastroenteritis, other diseases.
NIH-funded study results may inform efforts to prevent childhood obesity.
Background Pollution is a grave threat to planetary health. Like climate change (McMichael 2017), biodiversity loss, ocean acidification, desertification, and depletion of the world’s fresh water supply, pollution destabilizes the earth’s support systems and endangers the continuing survival of human societies (McMichael 2017; Rockström et al. 2009; Steffen et al. 20...
The National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) is introducing a new paradigm for conducting, communicating, and evaluating translational research efforts in environmental health science. In “Expanding the Concept of Translational Research: Making a Place for Environmental Health Sciences,” Pettibone et al. (2018) use the concepts of translational research propo...
Introduction There is growing evidence that exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) has a detrimental effect on cognitive and behavioral developmental outcomes in children. In the BREATHE project (n=2897 schoolchildren), conducted in the Barcelona metropolitan area, we found that outdoor and indoor estimated concentrations of elemental carbon (EC, equivalent to black carbon) and nitro...
NIH review article also describes need for practitioner education in interpreting results of genetic tests.
Introduction A large number of studies have suggested associations between ambient fine particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter ≤2.5 μm (PM2.5) and adverse birth outcomes, with the strongest evidence for preterm delivery and term low birth weight (LBW) (Dadvand et al. 2013; Li et al. 2017; Shah et al. 2011; Stieb et al. 2012). While the underlying mechanism(s) e...
Introduction Mercury (Hg) is a well-characterized environmental toxicant with known adverse health outcomes worldwide (Ha et al. 2017). Hg is present in three different forms, which include elemental mercury [(Hg0), inorganic mercury (mercury salts), and organic mercury (methyl mercury (MeHg)]. The general population is exposed to a relatively low level of inorganic Hg, primarily through dent...
The simultaneous concentration and recovery of microbes in drinking water is important for responding to potential water-related events such as pathogen contamination or bioterrorism and could be a cost-effective technique for routine monitoring of drinking water quality. Scientists at the CDC have combined two techniques, ultrafiltration (UF) and insulator-based dielectrophoresis (iDEP) in series...
Researchers developed a way to genetically modify T cells using a jolt of electricity instead of a virus. This method may help expand the medical potential of gene editing.
The rhythms of certain metabolic pathways can become shifted by even a few days of being awake at night and asleep during the day. Further research is needed to explore how this finding may play a role in health risks observed in people who work at night.
Children who grow up in a positive family climate are better equipped to have a healthy romantic relationship as a young adult.
Introduction Many jurisdictions in the United States have stated goals to increase physical activity—such as walking and bicycling—to improve public health, reduce emissions, and increase livability (Hankey et al. 2017a; Jackson et al. 2013). The built environment influences rates of total physical activity (Frank et al. 2007; Giles-Corti et al. 2016; Sallis et&...
Could air pollution be a trigger for suicide? Researchers first began asking this question less than a decade ago.1,2,3 Accumulated evidence from around the world now suggests there may well be a connection,4,5,6 although the nature of such a connection is still unknown. The authors of a study in Environmental Health Perspectives add to […]
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) affect an estimated 2.24% of children in the United States,1 with a global prevalence estimated at approximately 0.7%.2 Although the exact causes of ASDs are unknown, it is believed that both genetic and environmental factors play a role. Understanding the environmental factors is important, because they may provide a route […]
Introduction Humans are exposed daily to numerous naturally occurring and man-made chemicals, some of which may adversely affect health. Furthermore, each year, hundreds of new chemicals are synthesized and introduced into commercial use (https://www.epa.gov/tsca-inventory/about-tsca-chemical-substance-inventory). Currently, in the United States, more than 80,000 chemical compounds have been r...
Bacteria cause most tickborne diseases in the United States.
NIH-funded study could lead researchers to rethink how to treat the disorder.
NIH-funded preclinical study suggests drug may be ready for early stage clinical trials.
Final results will be submitted to a peer-reviewed publication later this year.
PEPFAR- and NIH-supported study results support patient-centered approach to care delivery.