Epidemiology and Global Health

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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Demographic history mediates the effect of stratification on polygenic scores

    Arslan A Zaidi, Iain Mathieson
    Correction for stratification in genome-wide association studies should be informed by the demographic history of the sample.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Polygenic Scores: How well can we separate genetics from the environment?

    Jennifer Blanc, Jeremy J Berg
    A simulation study demonstrates a better method for separating genetic effects from environmental effects in genome-wide association studies, but there is still some way to go before this becomes a "solved" problem.
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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Productivity loss associated with functional disability in a contemporary small-scale subsistence population

    Jonathan Stieglitz et al.
    Adult spinal fracture substantially impairs subsistence productivity, particularly for men.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Plasma proteomic biomarker signature of age predicts health and life span

    Toshiko Tanaka et al.
    Analysis of proteomic data identified protein biomarkers of aging, mortality and aging-related diseases, supporting their use to monitor aging trajectories and identify individuals at higher risk of disease.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Sense of coherence and risk of breast cancer

    Kejia Hu et al.
    There is little evidence for an association between sense of coherence and risk of breast cancer.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Time-to-event modeling of hypertension reveals the nonexistence of true controls

    Daniel Shriner et al.
    Despite health disparities among groups, the lifetime risk of hypertension approaches 100% for African Americans, European Americans, and Mexican Americans.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Molecular evidence of hybridization between pig and human Ascaris indicates an interbred species complex infecting humans

    Alice Easton et al.
    Comparative phylogenomic analyses based on a new reference-quality human Ascaris genome assembly reveals a pig/human interbred species complex with implications for Ascaris control worldwide.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Sex-based differences in clearance of chronic Plasmodium falciparum infection

    Jessica Briggs et al.
    Lower malaria prevalence in females does not appear to be due to lower rates of infection but rather due to faster clearance of asymptomatic infections.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Collider bias and the apparent protective effect of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency on cerebral malaria

    James A Watson et al.
    Selection bias, also known as collider bias, likely explains the apparent protective effect of G6PD deficiency against cerebral falciparum malaria.
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