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Article ID: 712445

The Society for Risk Analysis Launches African Chapter

Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)

The Society for Risk Analysis International (SRA) recently announced the launch of a new regional chapter - SRA Africa. This new regional organization brings together risk practitioners from Africa, as well as those interested in addressing the health and environmental issues facing the continent. Members of the chapter include academia, researchers, practitioners, policymakers and related stakeholders from both the public and private sectors.

6-May-2019 3:55 PM EDT

Article ID: 709019

U-M researchers, students take sexual assault prevention program to Ghana

University of Michigan

Blaming the victim, usually a female, is common in sexual assault cases, but in some places it's more prevalent than others.

4-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706739

Understanding our early human ancestors: Australopithecus sediba

Dartmouth College

The fossil site of Malapa in the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa, discovered by Lee Berger of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in August 2008, has been one of the most productive sites of the 21st century for fossils of early human ancestors or hominins. A new hominin species, Australopithecus sediba (Au. sediba), was named by Berger and his colleagues, following the discovery of two partial skeletons just under two million years old, a juvenile male individual-- Malapa Hominin 1 (MH1)-- and an adult female, Malapa Hominin 2 (MH2). The skeletons are under the custodianship of the University of the Witwatersrand, where they are being kept.

18-Jan-2019 11:40 AM EST

Article ID: 706738

Body-Painting Protects Against Bloodsucking Insects

Lund University

A study by researchers from Sweden and Hungary shows that white, painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites. It is the first time researchers have successfully shown that body-painting has this effect. Among indigenous peoples who wear body-paint, the markings thus provide a certain protection against insect-borne diseases.

18-Jan-2019 11:10 AM EST

Article ID: 706534

Mosquito Known to Transmit Malaria Has Been Detected in Ethiopia for the First Time

Baylor University

A type of mosquito that transmits malaria has been detected in Ethiopia for the first time, and the discovery has implications for putting more people at risk for malaria in new regions, according to a study led by a Baylor University researcher.

16-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 706225

Elephants take to the road for reliable resources

Ecological Society of America

An elephant never forgets. This seems to be the case, at least, for elephants roaming about Namibia, looking for food, fresh water, and other resources.

9-Jan-2019 1:55 PM EST

Article ID: 705281

Pregnant Women, Young Children Most Likely To Use Bed Nets To Prevent Malaria

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

When households in sub-Saharan Africa don’t have an adequate number of insecticide-treated bed nets, pregnant women and children under five are the most likely family members to sleep under the ones they have, leaving men and school-aged children more exposed to malaria, new Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) research suggests.

11-Dec-2018 3:40 PM EST

Article ID: 704623

Population Mapping Helps Measure Access to Surgery in Africa

University of Southampton

Research examining pressure on surgical units in sub-Saharan African countries estimates nearly 300 million people have a need for surgery in the region, placing a heavy burden on hospitals.

29-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST

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