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Early Life Origins of Disease



This image gallery presents abstracts from articles highlighting the Center and Dr. Xiaobin work. After previewing the articles, click on the thumbnails to read the full stories.

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:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health News Release
NIH-Funded Researchers Identify Genetic Region Associated with Peanut Allergy

Preterm Birth and Elevated Blood Insulin Levels

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.

$1.5 Million Grant to Study Autism Specturm Disorders

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, Pesticide and Fertility

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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