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Research    Epidemiology    obesity

Study Finds Body Mass Index for Children Greatest in Midwest, Least in West

A study examining the body mass index (BMI) of over 14,000 children from birth to age 15 shows those in the Midwest have the highest BMI levels while kids in the West have the lowest, suggesting regional influences may play a role in the development of childhood obesity.


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Public Health    Vaccinations    Basic Research

Evidence Suggests Bubonic Plague Had Long-Term Effect on Immunity Genes

Scientists examining the remains of 36 bubonic plague victims from a 16th century mass grave in Germany have found the first evidence that evolutionary adaptive processes, driven by the disease, may have conferred immunity on later generations from the region.


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Research    Press Releases    Heart

Intense Light May Hold Answer to Heart Treatment Dilemma

Looking to safely block a gene linked to factors known to cause heart disease, scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus may have found a new tool – light.


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Research    COVID-19    Public Health

Coronavirus Mutates Fast; New Strains Can Arise in Single Patient

Scientists have discovered that mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 virus can arise quickly in patients undergoing long-term treatment for the infection, allowing it to evolve into variants that pose new threats to public health.


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