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Harnessing computer power to tackle obesity crisis
Contra Costa Times

Counting calories, tracking the effects of advertising and measuring the miles to the nearest fresh produce store may not seem like typical fields of study for scientists at IBM’s Almaden Research Center in San Jose, which is better known for its pioneering work with disk drives and relational databases. But the tech giant is launching a research effort to develop advanced computer modeling tools for studying complex public health issues.

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