The studies reviewed used noninvasive methods to measure arterial blood circulation and the thickness of artery wall space in kids with and without cardiovascular disease risk elements and found that in many cases, children with heart disease risk factors showed early signals of atherosclerosis. The researchers say the results highlight the need for parents and doctors to avoid and treat cardiovascular risk elements in children. They believe exercise and diet are important to curb the escalating issue of childhood obesity especially. Piran says obesity puts children at risk for high blood pressure, diabetes and raised chlesterol levels and children are eating too much fatty and processed food items.The closing of the deal is subject to customary conditions, including approval by Columbia’s stockholders. Columbia shall retain certain property and rights to its progesterone business, including all rights essential to perform its obligations under its contract with Merck Serono S.A.. Bruker launches robust ContourGT-I 3D Optical Microscope Bruker announced the release today of the ContourGT-We 3D Optical Microscope to improve R&D efficiency and maximize manufacturing throughput for industrial applications. The ContourGT-I has been optimized to accelerate and simplify measurement setup and feature-tracking and is the globe's initial bench top profiling program to include Bruker's proprietary tip/tilt head style, along with completely automated functionality, including turret, lenses, and illumination.