Archive: 08/30/2011

Mobile phone data help track populations during disasters

Mobile phone positioning data can be used to monitor population movements during disasters and outbreaks, according to a study published in this week's PLoS Medicine. The study, conducted by Linus Bengtsson and colleagues from t ...

Aug 30, 2011
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Viruses in the human gut show dynamic response to diet

The digestive system is home to a myriad of viruses, but how they are involved in health and disease is poorly understood. In a study published online today in Genome Research, researchers have investigated the dynamics of vir ...

Aug 30, 2011
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Health systems research needs overhaul

In the conclusion to a three-part series of articles addressing the current challenges and opportunities for the development of Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR), Sara Bennett of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ...

Aug 30, 2011
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Guatemala finds 5 who survived deadly US research

The Guatemalan government said Tuesday it has tracked down five survivors from a deadly US government research project on sexually transmitted diseases that killed scores of its people. ...

Aug 30, 2011
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Flame retardants linked to lower-birth-weight babies

Exposure during pregnancy to flame retardant chemicals commonly found in the home is linked to lower birthweight babies, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public ...

Aug 30, 2011
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Parents' stress leaves lasting marks on children's genes

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Child & Family Research Institute have shown that parental stress during their children's early years can leave an imprint on their sons' or daughters' genes – ...

Aug 30, 2011
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