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- Environmental Factor - August 2021: Scientific partnership advances research on aging and environment - Environmental Factor Newsletter
- Dr. Judy Illes and Dr. Michael Kobor receive Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Researcher Awards - UBC Faculty of Medicine
- A look into the future of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe: an expert consultation - The Lancet
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- A Prospective Study of Maternal 25-Hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) in the First Trimester of Pregnancy and Second Trimester Heavy Metal Levels
- Development of a novel technology to check body temperature with smartphone camera
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- Use of high-risk medications among lonely older adults
- 65+ and lonely? Don't talk to your doctor about another prescription
- Through the thin-film glass, researchers spot a new liquid phase
- New US and German collaboration aims to produce green hydrogen more efficiently
- Tweezers of sound can pick objects up without physical contact
The human exposome is the environmental equivalent of the human genome. It is a representation of the complex exposures we are subjected to throughout our lives, including our diet, lifestyle factors, and social influences. It also incorporates how our bodies respond to these challenges. The exposome encompasses much of what we refer to as nurture. The term exposome was coined by Dr. Christopher Wild at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organization.
Several academic and government laboratories across the world are collecting data that can contribute to our understanding of the exposome. Our goal is to bring these investigators together to formulate a plan to define the exposome in a way that is useful to those in health care and public health, to identify gaps in knowledge or technique, and to help develop a new generation of scientists who focus on these complex environmental influences on health. The Human Exposome Project will build upon the already existing resources and work to identify additional funding to pursue the important questions in the field.
The rapid advancement in the areas of genetics and genomics has transformed our understanding of human biology. However, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have only been able to account for a minority of disease risk. Quantitative data on the environmental factors that influence health are desperately needed. The Human Exposome Project can help provide this important information in a form that can be used to directly impact human health.