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Do Genes Play a Role in Peanut Allergies? New Study Suggests Yes
Researchers find genetic susceptibility to a potentially lethal food allergy, though findings also suggest other factors at work:

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NIH-Funded Researchers Identify Genetic Region Associated with Peanut Allergy

Study Finds Preterm Birth is associated with Elevated Blood Insulin Levels at Birth and in Early Childhood
In a large, predominantly minority birth cohort study, published in February 12 edition of JAMA, a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine and Boston University Medical Center identified preterm birth as a possible early life contributor to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Researchers Awarded $1.5 Million Grant to Study Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Researchers Aim to Identify Early Life Determinants of ASD and Patterns of Diagnosis and Clinical Services Use Among Urban Low-Income Children With ASD

Vitamin B May Counter Negative Effects of Pesticide on Fertility
Women exposed to DDT who have adequate B vitamin intake more likely to get and stay pregnant than those who are deficient



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