News Archive - PROTECT Research

PROTECT Reports Significant Associations between Heavy Metals and Matrix Metalloproteinases - March 8, 2022

PROTECT Researchers Develop Robust Flow-Through Platform for Organic Contaminant Removal - January 13, 2022

PROTECT Researchers Participate in a Pilot-Scale Assessment of Puerto Rico Tap Water Contamination and Human-Health Impacts - December 15, 2021

Project 1 Researchers Find that Exposure to Phthalate Mixtures is Associated with Oxidative Stress Biomarker - December 8, 2021

Glyphosate, Widely-Used Herbicide, is Linked with Increased Rate of Preterm Births - May 20, 2021

Project 4 Researchers Identify Optimal Conditions and Materials for Hydrogen Peroxide Generation in Flow-through Reactor - April 29, 2021

PROTECT Researchers Identify Environmental Chemicals Targeting Miscarriage Genes - April 1, 2021

PROTECT Study Finds Associations Between Metals Contamination, Poor Psychosocial Status, and Risk of Preterm Birth - March 2, 2021

PROTECT Biostatisticians develop a statistical tool to reduce Limits of Detection (LOD) challenges in environmental exposure models - December 9, 2020

PROTECT Study finds predictors of metals exposures which contribute to higher toxicity levels amongst Puerto Rican Women compared to US Population. - November 19, 2020

Protect Trainee Jill Riddell visits Butler Cave to study Karst Sediment Chemical Characteristics - November 17, 2020

PROTECT Study exposes how severe hurricanes can lead to adverse birth outcomes - September 25, 2020

PROTECT Study shows increased levels of toxic chemicals in drinking water as a result of Hurricanes Maria & Irma - August 12, 2020

Recent PROTECT Study uses Computational Modeling of Bubbles to improve electrochemical removal of chemical pollutants in water - August 10, 2020

PROTECT Study finds that among metals, maternal blood lead concentrations were strongly associated with increased risk of preterm birth - May 11, 2020

PROTECT Study finds further evidence that exposure to metals, phthalates, pesticides, among other chemicals contribute to negative birth outcomes such as miscarriage - May 7, 2020

PROTECT Study Finds Decrease in Phthalate Exposure Coincides with Increase in Phthalate Replacement Chemicals in PROTECT Cohort - May 6, 2020

Individuals with socioeconomic disadvantage among Puerto Rican cohort have elevated levels of oxidative stress according to recent PROTECT Study - March 25, 2020

PROTECT Study finds increased levels of flame retardant and plasticizing chemicals associated with the use of personal care products among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. - March 20, 2020

PROTECT Study evaluates how CVOC chemicals are distributed and travel through the Karst System of Northern Puerto Rico - November 22, 2019

PROTECT Study links common chemicals to preterm births in Puerto Rico - October 2, 2019

PROTECT DMAC Demonstrates State-of-the-art Data Management Framework as a Model for Multidisciplinary Research - July 18, 2019

Concentrations of phenols, parabens and triclocarbans appear in higher levels among Puerto Rico cohort compared to mainland U.S. - June 24, 2019

PROTECT Study intermediate report: associations between demographic risk factors and preterm birth in the first 1000 participants -

PROTECT study finds that chemicals found in many household consumer products were widely associated with hormone concentrations in pregnant women - June 14, 2019

PROTECT Researchers evaluate Hurricane Maria’s Impact and suggest a ‘Visionary Rebuilding’ plan for Government Institutions - November 8, 2018

PROTECT and University of Kentucky SRC Collaborative Study on Water Remediation -

Exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) among pregnant women may contribute to adverse birth outcomes - October 30, 2018

PROTECT Study shows widespread presence of phthalates from multiple sources in karst aquifers in Puerto Rico - October 29, 2018

Elevated Levels of Triclocarban Associated with Soap Use in Puerto Rico - October 22, 2018

How important are subsurface sediments to the overall function of karst aquifers? - October 17, 2018

Welton granted NIEHS Award to Study Impacts of Traumatic Experiences & Prolonged Recovery due to Hurricane Maria on Preterm Birth Outcomes - September 27, 2018

One Year Later, PROTECT and CRECE Researchers Investigate the Health Impacts of Hurricane Maria - September 20, 2018

Trichloroethylene metabolite S-(1,2-dichlorovinyl)-L-cysteine (DCVC) stimulates premature death in cell critical to placental development during the first-trimester of pregnancy - June 1, 2018

PROTECT Investigators Improve Electrochemical Production of Hydrogen Peroxide for Groundwater Treatment - May 17, 2018

Watkins Receives NIEHS Award to Study Impacts of Hurricane-related Exposure and Stress on Pregnancy Outcomes and Child Development in Puerto Rico - May 9, 2018

Spatiotemporal assessment of CVOC contamination in karst groundwater sources and exposure at tap water point of use in Puerto Rico - April 12, 2018

PROTECT Welcomes Hyldegaard, Guedes, and Corley to the Team - April 4, 2018

Former ROUTES Scholar, Gregor, Publishes with Project 5 of PROTECT - January 4, 2018

PROTECT Project 4 Team Members Present at AGU Conference in New Orleans - December 21, 2017

Padilla Presents PROTECT Research at International Society of Exposure Science Conference - December 13, 2017

Lin and Rajic Present at AEHS Conference - October 31, 2017

PROTECT Project 5 Researchers Visit West Virginia’s Karst Caves - August 15, 2017

Berroa, Gregor, and Elbakri–Former ROUTES Scholars–Publish with Project 5 of PROTECT Center - August 2, 2017

PROTECT and CRECE Team Members Present at Ibero-American Conference of Health-Promoting Universities in Spain - July 10, 2017

PROTECT Team Members Publish on Phenol, Paraben Relation to Hormonal Changes in Pregnant Women - November 14, 2016

PROTECT and CRECE to Take Part in National Study on Children’s Health - October 4, 2016

PROTECT and CRECE to Study Zika in Pregnancy - July 21, 2016

PROTECT researcher Gu talks toxicogenomics at Harvard School of Public Health - February 5, 2015

PROTECT is hiring a Senior Research Scientist/Engineer - November 20, 2014

PROTECT at NU’s Pop-Up Open Lab Experience - November 4, 2014

PROTECT trainees present their work in Amherst, MA - October 28, 2014

June 2014 Spotlight: PROTECT awarded five-year renewal grant - June 4, 2014

Alshawabkeh presents invited plenary at IAP2014 in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands - May 29, 2014

PROTECT represented at RISE2014 - May 22, 2014

October 2013 Spotlight: Recent Research - October 8, 2013

PROTECT recruits 500th participant! - April 8, 2013

PROTECT researcher at UMichigan awarded $1.4M grant from Preventing Preterm Birth Initiative - November 26, 2012

PROTECT Cohort Recruits 400th Woman! - November 11, 2012

Alshawabkeh work profiled in SRP Research Brief - August 14, 2012

Meeker gives talk on Endocrine Disruptors [VIDEO] - June 1, 2012

PROTECT researcher links amniotic fluid to chemical exposure in fetuses - March 26, 2012

First PROTECT Baby Born - August 23, 2011

PROTECT’s Meeker & Ferguson Relate BPA, Altered Thyroid Hormones - July 11, 2011

PROTECT WVU Researchers at Buckeye Cave Again! - June 4, 2011

WVU researchers visit local research site, Buckeye Cave - May 10, 2011

Roger Giese to present PROTECT research at Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Showcase - May 6, 2011

Meeker publishes on phthalates, PCBs - March 10, 2011

Meeker paper recognized as one of NIEHS Extramural Papers of the Month - February 4, 2011

John Meeker featured in several recent articles - August 27, 2010

PROTECT profiled by Associated Press - May 16, 2010

Northeastern awarded $9.9 million NIH grant - April 15, 2010

Chemicals May Play a Role in Pre-Term Births - July 10, 2009

Phthalates May Play a Role in Pre-Term Births - July 7, 2009