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Metabolism and Body Weight Focus of Workshop

With more than two-thirds of Americans considered overweight and more than one-third categorized as obese, understanding mechanisms behind weight gain, loss, and maintenance is a major national goal. Thirty-five researchers from around the world are gathered at NIMBioS this week … Continue reading

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Pesky Mosquitoes: International Group Tackles Malaria

A least 300 million acute cases of malaria occur each year globally, resulting in more than a million deaths. Around 90% of these deaths occur in Africa, which explains why many of the participants in the NIMBioS Investigative Workshop on … Continue reading

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Wildlife Zoonoses Workshop Addresses Critical Gaps

Forty-five of the world’s experts on epidemiology, virology, ecological modeling are gathered at NIMBioS this week to put wildlife and viruses zoonoses under the microscope. Zoonoses are infectious diseases that can be transmitted from animals, such as SARS, H1N1 swine … Continue reading

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More Bad Bat News

Little brown bat with white-nose syndrome. Credit: Marvin Moriarty/USFWS First the good news: NIMBioS was pleased to see Winifred Frick’s research published in Science, Aug. 6, 2010. The lead author of the Science article (Frick) along with several other authors … Continue reading

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