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What are the molecular subtypes of hypertension?

Hypertension is a very common chronic disease that significantly increases risk of stroke and myocardial infarction. Though it's clinical definition is simple based on blood pressure it's molecular etiology is quite complex and poorly understood. This project would seek to identify genetic, epigenetic (DNA methylation), and metabolomic "subtypes" of hypertension both in isolation and as clusters. These subtypes may be... more »

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What is the prevalence of Ehlers-Danlos in chronic pain patients

Conduct the Brighton and Brighton screening tests on all pain patients to screen for Ehlers-Danlos. This is especially relevant for fibromyalgia and idiopathic joint pain groups who have not had a diagnosis yet. Goal would be to recognize that this is not a rare disease, and hopefully start screening children to prevent long term chronic pain, as well as getting answers to patients that have historically been neglected... more »

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Is there a correlation between different transit mode use and bmi?

Goal: To determine whether transit mode choice and travel time is associated with bmi and health status
Identify 3 neighborhoods with similar avg incomes, but different transport options
Select a random sample of households from each neighborhood.
One adult provides info on transit choice, travel time, destination distance, bmi and health status.
Expected outcome: Among similar income levels, adults who drive less have... more »

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What are the health benefits of mind-body exercises such as Feldenkrais, tai chi, yoga etc.?

Health benefits of mind-body exercises are 'under-researched' compared to health benefits of aerobic exercises. Many people do not meet the current physical activity recommendations for maintaining health, in particular older adults and individuals with chronic health issues. Thus, it is of high importance to facilitate the potential health effects of mind-body exercises. Funding for well-designed randomized controlled... more »

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