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There is increasing evidence of the important role that small, isolated populations could play in finding genes involved in the etiology of diseases. For historical and political reasons, South Tyrol, the northern most Italian region, includes several villages of small dimensions which remained isolated over the centuries. The MICROS study is a(More)
The Cooperative Health Research In South Tyrol (CHRIS) study is a population-based study with a longitudinal lookout to investigate the genetic and molecular basis of age-related common chronic conditions and their interaction with life style and environment in the general population. All adults of the middle and upper Vinschgau/Val Venosta are invited,(More)
Present Situation Infectious and other diseases, malnutrition, too frequent pregnancies and unhygienic living conditions still threaten the lives of hundreds of millions of children and mothers in developing countries, particularly in the most disadvantaged areas of these countries, where the interaction of poverty and ignorance creates a stagnant social(More)
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