The Community Against Preventable Injuries (The Community), was established to raise awareness, transform attitudes and behaviours, and reduce the number and severity of preventable injuries. Dr. Ian Pike, spokesperson for The Community, is the Director of the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit at CFRI. [http://preventable.ca]
Scientists have developed a molecular “clock” that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. The research, published this week in PNAS, describes how the addition of chemical tags to DNA over time can potentially be used to screen for developmental differences and health problems in children.