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Lipid profiles and hypertension

By | August 17, 2000

Hypertension in men is associated with an unfavorable lipid profile.

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Maternal age

August 17, 2000

NEW YORK, Aug 14 (Praxis Press) Advancing maternal age has been linked to a child's subsequent risk of type 1 diabetes, but most studies have not used genetically related siblings. Bingley and colleagues studied the interactive effects of parental age and birth order on childhood development of type 1 diabetes in a cohort of 1,375 families with at least one diabetic child. The risk of diabetes in offspring increased by 25% and 9% for each 5-year increment in maternal and paternal age, respecti

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NEW YORK, August 16 (Praxis Press). Preterm birth is defined as birth before 37 gestational weeks. Although infants born at 32 through 36 weeks are more common than very preterm infants (those born before 32 weeks), most studies have focused on very preterm infants because of their high risk of mortality and serious morbidity. In a new study, Kramer and colleagues examined the contribution of mild (birth between 34 and 36 weeks) and moderate (birth between 32 and 33 weeks) preterm birth to infan

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Oral insulin

August 17, 2000

Oral insulin administration does not preserve beta-cell function in patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.

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Plasma renin and leptin in hypertension

By | August 17, 2000

Plasma renin and leptin are likely to be involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension.

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Changing times at the OST

By | August 16, 2000

Sir Robert May, outgoing UK Chief Scientist, spoke to Robert Walgate about treading the fine line between government and the science community, and the changing face of science in the UK and Europe.

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Cancer incidence is lower in patients taking HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors than in patients taking bile acid sequestrants.

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Kidney transplantation

August 16, 2000

Gender disparity in kidney transplantation persists in an equal-access setting.

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Vaccination and asthma

August 16, 2000

Influenza vaccination does not exacerbate asthma in children.

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Can't get there from here

By | August 15, 2000

In the 10 August Nature, Burch and Chao find that two populations of an RNA virus, derived from a single ancestral phage, repeatedly evolve towards different fitness maxima (Nature 2000, 406:625-628). The average fitness of one of the final phage populations is actually lower than that of the starting clone, suggesting that the original individual was at the peak of a local maximum of fitness. The existence of these different and non-overlapping solutions to maximizing fitness suggests that the

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