Over the past year, the scientists here at the Duke Superfund Research Center have been busy trying to better understand how certain chemicals may impact health when people are exposed to them at critical points in time. Below are summaries from a couple of papers they’ve published in scientific, peer-reviewed […]

Recent publications: chemical exposure and the developing brain

One of our research projects, Project 2, studies how several halogenated flame retardants can disrupt the thyroid system, which affects how the body grows and develops. Some research suggests that brominated flame retardants also affect proper signaling in nerves, which we are exploring in Project 1. As we described in […]

Brominated flame retardants, brominated glue…why we need to do a ...

by Jina Kim, REU summer 2012   For a pre-med student and biology major, my choice to research at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment this summer may seem out of place. Why not research at a cancer genetics lab or neuroscience lab? Well, about a year and a half […]

A pre-med student’s summer working with worms and PAHs