In work related to the Early Pregnancy Study we published a paper this year related to factors that are related to the length of human pregnancy. We found that healthy pregnancies vary considerably in length of gestation and that certain very early pregnancy factors are predictive of the length of gestation. Also, women vary among themselves in the natural length of their gestation. We are now preparing a paper that considers fertility and early pregnancy loss in relation to levels of bisphenol A and phthalates, as measured in the daily urine samples collected in the EPS. Collaborative work is now beginning on a DoD-funded study of the auto-immune disease myositis in military personnel in relation to exposures experienced during their years of military service. The PI on this project is Fred Miller (NIEHS).

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Jukic, Anne Marie; Calafat, Antonia M; McConnaughey, D Robert et al. (2016) Urinary Concentrations of Phthalate Metabolites and Bisphenol A and Associations with Follicular-Phase Length, Luteal-Phase Length, Fecundability, and Early Pregnancy Loss. Environ Health Perspect 124:321-8
Dinse, Gregg E; Jusko, Todd A; Whitt, Irene Z et al. (2016) Associations Between Selected Xenobiotics and Antinuclear Antibodies in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004. Environ Health Perspect 124:426-36
Weinberg, Clarice R (2016) Invited Commentary: Troubling Trends in Birth Weight. Am J Epidemiol 183:24-5
Jukic, Anne Marie Z; McConnaughey, D Robert; Weinberg, Clarice R et al. (2016) Long-term Recall of Time to Pregnancy. Epidemiology 27:705-11
Parks, Christine G; Miller, Frederick W; Satoh, Minoru et al. (2014) Reproductive and hormonal risk factors for antinuclear antibodies (ANA) in a representative sample of U.S. women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 23:2492-502
Godfrey, Ashley C; Xu, Zongli; Weinberg, Clarice R et al. (2013) Serum microRNA expression as an early marker for breast cancer risk in prospectively collected samples from the Sister Study cohort. Breast Cancer Res 15:R42
Xu, Zongli; Bolick, Sophia C E; DeRoo, Lisa A et al. (2013) Epigenome-wide association study of breast cancer using prospectively collected sister study samples. J Natl Cancer Inst 105:694-700
Jukic, A M; Baird, D D; Weinberg, C R et al. (2013) Length of human pregnancy and contributors to its natural variation. Hum Reprod :