Millennia-old genetic variant that once provided advantages for survival in cold climates increases risk of hypoglycemia and infant mortality. The findings, published online in the American Journal of Human Genetics, provide an example of how an initially beneficial genetic change could be detrimental to future generations.
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As our ability to assess the pandemic risk from strains of influenza virus increases with the latest scientific developments, we must not allow ourselves to become complacent that the most substantial threats have been identified, argue an international consortium of scientists.
Ebola, as with many emerging infections, is likely to have arisen due to man’s interaction with wild animals – most likely the practice of hunting and eating wild meat known as ‘bushmeat’. A team of researchers led by the University of Cambridge and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has surveyed almost six hundred people across southern Ghana to find out what drives consumption of bat bushmeat – and how people perceive the risks associated with the practice.
Novel use of UK national data finds a growing gap between the prices of more and less healthy foods between 2002 and 2012. Healthy foods in 2012 were three times more expensive per calorie than less healthy foods. The researchers from the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) at the University of Cambridge who […]
As many as one in ten people in Britain over forty years old may be vitamin D deficient, according to a study carried out by researchers at the University of Cambridge.
Research shows that homicide rates in many countries are falling; leading experts from around the world believe that global rates of homicide and other interpersonal violence – such as child abuse and domestic violence – could be reduced by as much as 50% in just 30 years if governments implement the right policies.
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- Gene that once aided survival in the Arctic is found to have negative impact on health today http://t.co/q2LwjjSe8c 2 days ago
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- International consortium of scientists argue not become complacent when assessing pandemic threat from flu viruses http://t.co/aMw8OTGAwT 2 weeks ago