The Obama effect and the year in medicine

Posted on January 4th, 2010 by Kelley Luckstein

When Barack Obama was sworn in as U.S. President in January, many top Canadian scientists feared they would soon be hearing a great sucking sound as research resources and talent were drawn back to the United States…

 

The following is a wrap-up of some of the year's medical highlights, low points and emerging trends to watch in 2010…

 

A study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., revealed the disease is 4.5 times more common today than it was about 50 years ago. “It now affects about one in 100 people,” said Joseph Murray, lead author of the study published in the journal Gastroenterology.

 

Globe and Mail, by Paul Taylor, 12/30/09

Tags: celiac disease, GI

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