Researcher looks at plaque to gain insight about the past

Christina Warinner says ancient dental plaque offers insights into diets, disease, dairying, and women’s roles of the period.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Nov. 19, 2019 ~11 min

Tags:  science-technology  anthropology  basic-research  fas  peter-reuell  gsas  plaque  christina-warinner  dental-calculus

Evidence of atherosclerosis found in 16th-century mummies from Greenland

CT scans reveal evidence of atherosclerosis in 16th-century mummies from Greenland. The mummies were of particular interest due to their diet, which relied on fish — commonly touted as a heart-healthy diet.

Jessica Zimmerman • harvard
Jan. 23, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  heart-disease  atherosclerosis  brigham-and-womens-hospital  explorer-series  arteries  fish-consumption  heart-healthy-diet  mummy  national-geographic  plaque  ron-blankstein

Evidence of atherosclerosis found in 16th-century mummies from Greenland

CT scans reveal evidence of atherosclerosis in 16th-century mummies from Greenland. The mummies were of particular interest due to their diet, which relied on fish — commonly touted as a heart-healthy diet.

Jessica Zimmerman • harvard
Jan. 23, 2019 ~5 min

Tags:  science-technology  heart-disease  atherosclerosis  brigham-and-womens-hospital  explorer-series  arteries  fish-consumption  heart-healthy-diet  mummy  national-geographic  plaque  ron-blankstein

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