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How Malaria Has Shaped The Human Genome How Malaria Has Shaped The Human Genome
  • October 21st, 2014
  • A study of over 12,000 patients shows that the environmental pressure of malaria as exerted a significant force on the human genome.

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How Malaria Has Shaped The Human Genome

How Malaria Has Shaped The Human Genome

A study of over 12,000 patients shows that the environmental pressure of malaria as exerted a significant force on the human genome.

Detecting Pancreatic Cancer Early

Detecting Pancreatic Cancer Early

A study of 766 pancreatic cancer patients suggests that there are genetic factors driving the disease.

Vitamin D Protects Babies From Respiratory Infections

Vitamin D Protects Babies From Respiratory Infections

Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy seems to help prevent babies from getting respiratory infections after birth.

The Genetic Building Blocks Of Height

The Genetic Building Blocks Of Height

A genetic study of 253,288 individuals has helped scientists pinpoint the elusive genes related to height in humans.

Not One Disease, But Two

Not One Disease, But Two

Scientists have developed a way to distinguish between two of the most common neurodegenerative diseases.

Tackling Preventable Blindness In SEA

Tackling Preventable Blindness In SEA

Research shows that half of all blindness in Asian children is avoidable, associated with vaccine preventable causes such as measles.

Human Genes & Coffee Beans

Human Genes & Coffee Beans

Whether or not you like coffee is determined by just six genetic loci, according to the largest genetic study on the topic to date.

Epidural? It’s Up To You

Epidural? It’s Up To You

A study of 15,752 first-time mothers shows that whether the epidural is taken early or late does not affect the need for a Cesarean section.

Health Insurance Reduces Mortality Among India’s Poor

Health Insurance Reduces Mortality Among India’s Poor

Government health insurance not only reduced the mortality rate by 64 percent, but also reduced out-of-pocket expenses for patients by 60 percent.

Dengue In India 300 Times Under-Reported

Dengue In India 300 Times Under-Reported

Researchers estimate that the dengue infection rates in India are 282 times higher than officially reported, costing the country US$1.11 billion each year.