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Alternatives to Animal Testing

health  research  science  environment  laboratory  iccvam  alternatives to animal testing  animal welfare 

Alternative test methods are test methods that reduce, refine, or replace animal use in research and testing.

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Agricultural Health

chemicals  health  research  science  environment  families  farmers  agricultural  pesticides  farms 

Agricultural health is the study of environmental, occupational, dietary, and genetic factors on the health of farmers, farm families, pesticide applicators, and others who work with and are exposed to agricultural chemicals.

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Harmful Algal Blooms

health  research  science  environment  eating  weather  swimming  algal  agents  water  liver  temperature  Health Topics  breathing  harmful Algal Blooms  HAB  algae  fish  runoff  fertilizer 

A harmful algal bloom (HAB) occurs when toxin-producing algae grow excessively in a body of water. Algae are microscopic organisms that live in aquatic environments and use photosynthesis to produce energy from sunlight, just like plants. The excessive algal growth, or algal bloom, becomes visible to the naked eye and can be green, blue-green, red, or brown, depending on the type of algae.

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Hydraulic Fracturing & Health

health  science  environment  Air Quality  water quality  fracturing  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas  drill 

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a method used to extract natural gas and oil from deep rock formations known as shale. Using this method, drilling operators force water, sand, and a mix of chemicals into horizontally drilled wells, causing the shale to crack and release natural gas or oil.

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Dust Mites

health  research  science  asthma  allergens  environment  sheets  environmental agents  irritants  insects  breathing  breath  mite  bed 

Dust mites are tiny microscopic relatives of the spider and live on mattresses, bedding, upholstered furniture, carpets and curtains.

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The Role of TGF-Beta in Asthmatic Epithelial Cell Susceptibility to RSV Infection

health  research  science  asthma  environment  north carolina  clinical  study  patient  tgf-beta  rsv infection  volunteer  clinical study  recruitment  open study  Durham  Raleigh  RTP 

Asthma patients seem to be more prone to viral infections, and NIEHS scientists believe that the cells that line these patients' airways, cause this result by overproducing TGF-beta1, a protein that promotes viral growth.

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The NHALES Study: Natural History of Asthma with Longitudinal Environmental Sampling

health  research  science  asthma  environment  north carolina  clinical  study  patient  volunteer  clinical study  recruitment  open study  RTP  NHALES Study 

The goal of the NHALES Study is to help scientists understand how bacteria and other factors in the environment affect people who have moderate to severe asthma.

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Adult and Juvenile Myositis Study

health  research  science  adults  environment  childhood  north carolina  study  myositis  volunteer  clinical study  recruitment  open study  Durham  RTP 

This study evaluates subjects with adult- and childhood-onset myositis to learn more about their causes, and the immune system changes and medical problems associated with them.

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Rheumatic Disorders in Siblings Study

health  research  science  environment  north carolina  rheumatic  volunteer  clinical study  recruitment  open study  Durham  Raleigh  RTP  sibling  genetic factors  Twins  autoimmune disease 

This study is being conducted for families with siblings or twins in which one sibling has developed a systemic autoimmune disease and the other sibling does not have an autoimmune disease. The goal is to understand the genetic and environmental factors that may result in autoimmune diseases

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Immunity Cells in Blood Study

health  research  science  adults  north carolina  blood  inflammation  volunteer  clinical study  recruitment  open study  Durham  Raleigh  RTP  immune cells 

The Immunity Cells in Blood Study will determine how immune cells in the bloodstream may, under certain circumstances, contribute to inflammation.

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