Superfund Research Program
Metals and Metal Mixtures: Cognitive Aging, Remediation, and Exposure Sources (MEMCARE)
Center Director: Quan Lu
Grant Number: P42ES030990
Funding Period: 2020-2025
News Items List
Tool quantifies differences in DNA repair among individuals
Paper of the Month - November 2021
CometChip -- a high-throughput tool developed with NIEHS funds to quantify DNA damage -- can be used to measure differences among individuals in terms of their bodies capacity to repair such damage, according to a recent institute-supported study. That information may help to shed light on how much of a person s disease risk is due to genetic versus environmental factors.
Hospitalization following extreme weather, opportunities for resilience
Paper of the Month - May 2021
NIEHS-funded researchers observed an increase in respiratory disease and other hospitalizations among older adults following exposure to tropical cyclones, which may help hospitals become better prepared in the future. Tropical cyclone is a generic term used to describe tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes.
SRP Welcomes New and Returning Multiproject Centers
SRP News Page - April 2020
The SRP welcomes 11 new and returning multiproject Centers. SRP Centers consist of several projects and cores, designed to address research questions that contribute to the Center's overall research focus. These NIEHS-funded grants are the mainstay of the program, where transdisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers working in different fields tackle complex but targeted problems in environmental health.
Supplements Expand SRP's Capacity for Data Sharing
SRP News Page - October 2019
The Superfund Research Program (SRP) awarded administrative supplements to its Multiproject Center (P42) and Individual Research (R01) grantees to expand data integration, interoperability, and reuse. The SRP encourages data sharing among its grantees to accelerate new discoveries, stimulate new collaborations, and increase scientific transparency and rigor.