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Nature Study: First Ancient DNA from West Africa Illuminates the Deep Human Past

Saint Louis University

The research team sequenced DNA from four children buried 8,000 and 3,000 years ago at Shum Laka in Cameroon, a site excavated by a Belgian and Cameroonian team 30 years ago. The findings, “Ancient West African foragers in the context of African population history," published Jan. 22 in Nature, represent the first ancient DNA from West or Central Africa, and some of the oldest DNA recovered from an African tropical context.

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Released:
22-Jan-2020 2:20 PM EST
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First Ancient DNA from West and Central Africa Illuminates Deep Human Past

Harvard Medical School

An international team led by Harvard Medical School scientists has produced the first genome-wide ancient human DNA sequences from west and central Africa.

Channels: Archaeology and Anthropology, History, Nature (journal), African News, Evolution and Darwin, Genetics, Staff Picks,

Released:
17-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Community-based counselors help mitigate grief, stress among children orphaned in East Africa

Community-based counselors help mitigate grief, stress among children orphaned in East Africa

University of Washington

A University of Washington-led clinical trial involving more than 600 children in Kenya and Tanzania, in which community members were trained to deliver mental health treatment, showed improvement in participants’ trauma-related symptoms up to a year after receiving therapy.

Channels: Children's Health, Clinical Trials, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Trauma, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), African News, Healthcare, JAMA, All Journal News,

Released:
22-Jan-2020 12:20 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Project adapts basic tech to give voice to patients in Africa

Cornell University

A new system developed by Cornell Tech researchers will allow thousands of patients of community health care workers in rural Africa to use a basic tool on their mobile phones – one that doesn’t even require an internet connection – to provide feedback on their care anonymously, easily and inexpensively.

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Released:
10-Dec-2019 3:25 PM EST
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Children Much More Likely to Die After Surgery in Poor Countries

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Children in low resourced countries are 100-200 times more likely to die after surgery than children in wealthy countries, according to a first-of-its-kind study published in Anesthesiology.

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Released:
10-Dec-2019 2:55 PM EST
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Animated Videos Advance Adoption of Agriculture Techniques

Michigan State University

In remote areas with low literacy rates, showing animated videos in the local language demonstrating agricultural techniques results in high retention and adoption rates of those techniques, found researchers from Michigan State University.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Plants, Technology, Education, African News,

Released:
6-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Invites New Partner to Strengthen Nursing and Midwifery

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Invites New Partner to Strengthen Nursing and Midwifery

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has invited the African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) to become a partner of the Global Network of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery.

Channels: All Journal News, Education, Healthcare, Nursing, African News,

Released:
5-Dec-2019 10:10 AM EST
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Newswise: Malaria deaths could be reduced thanks to Warwick engineers

Malaria deaths could be reduced thanks to Warwick engineers

University of Warwick

The resurgence of Malaria in high-risk areas calls for new methods to combat the potentially dangerous situation. A collaboration between researchers at the University of Warwick and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have found adding a barrier above a bednet can significantly improve the bednet’s performance, reduce the quantity of insecticide while expanding the range of insecticides that can be safely delivered via a bednet.

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Released:
2-Dec-2019 1:15 PM EST
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