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Released: 1-Apr-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Rutgers Expert Explores Impact of COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers Expert discusses the impact of COVID-19 in the African region and what can be done to help these countries fight the worldwide pandemic.

Newswise: A hunger fighter empowers farmers with NextGen Cassava
Released: 5-Mar-2020 2:40 PM EST
A hunger fighter empowers farmers with NextGen Cassava
Cornell University

Alfred Ozimati is breeding the latest in disease-resistant cassava that meets the needs of subsistence farmers, thanks to the NextGen Cassava project run by Cornell University.

Released: 27-Feb-2020 1:50 PM EST
How door-to-door canvassing slowed an epidemic
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Liberia was the epicenter of a high-profile Ebola outbreak in 2014-15, which led to more than 10,000 deaths in West Africa.

Released: 27-Feb-2020 10:00 AM EST
‘Dramas of desperation’: Book examines naked protest in Africa
Cornell University

In July 2002, hundreds of female protestors in Nigeria occupied properties owned by Chevron Texaco. By threatening to take off their clothes, the women convinced corporate authorities to negotiate with them for better resource management and for environmental justice.

Newswise: Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered
20-Feb-2020 11:50 AM EST
Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered
University of Utah

The study documented the earliest known interbreeding event between ancient human populations— a group known as the “super-archaics” in Eurasia interbred with a Neanderthal-Denisovan ancestor about 700,000 years ago. The event was between two populations more distantly related than any other recorded.

Newswise: Researchers Show How Ebola Virus Hijacks Host Lipids
12-Feb-2020 12:30 PM EST
Researchers Show How Ebola Virus Hijacks Host Lipids
Biophysical Society

Robert Stahelin studies some of the world’s deadliest viruses. Filoviruses, including Ebola virus and Marburg virus, cause viral hemorrhagic fever with high fatality rates. Stahelin, professor at Purdue University, examines how these viruses take advantage of human host cells.

Released: 12-Feb-2020 2:40 PM EST
Study measures consumers’ demands for cassava
Cornell University

Cornell University researchers analyzed farmer preferences and found that the softness of cooked cassava is a major influence on what kinds of varieties farmers actually adopt.

Released: 10-Feb-2020 4:55 PM EST
Three-year, $1.35 million grant to aid mental health programming in western Kenya
Indiana University

The Astellas Global Health Foundation has awarded the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), under the direction of the Indiana University Center for Global Health, a three-year, $1.35 million grant to provide 400,000 people with access to mental health programming in western Kenya.

Newswise:Video Embedded discovery-paves-path-forward-in-the-fight-against-the-deadliest-form-of-malaria
Released: 7-Feb-2020 4:10 PM EST
Discovery Paves Path Forward in the Fight Against the Deadliest Form of Malaria
University of Utah Health

Scientists have identified a key molecule involved in the development of cerebral malaria, a deadly form of the tropical disease. Further, they defined a potential drug target and way forward in alleviating this condition for which few targeted treatments are available.

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